Date & Time
Sunday, September 20
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Activist, Artist, and Founder & CEO of Busboys and Poets
He | Him | His
Anas “Andy” Shallal is an artist and social entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Busboys and Poets, a group of restaurants in the Washington Metropolitan area where art, culture and politics intentionally collide over mindfully sourced food, drinks and programming that feeds the mind, body and soul. Shallal has founded and co-founded several peace and justice organizations and holds leadership positions in numerous others.Twitter
Principal Art Director & Designer at Mia DuVall Studios
She | Her | Hers
Mia Duvall is best known for her work as a collaborating muralist and art director on some of Washington, DC’s most highly regarded and appreciated murals. The work of Mia Duvall is a reflection of a deep love and appreciation for color (and the principles and elements of art and design). Mia uses a variety of mediums in her artwork to express her love of color and color relationships.Instagram
Award Winning Artist, Photographer, Organizer, and Founder of LW Arts and Design
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American Artist Luther Wright, born of Washington, DC, challenges the boundaries of traditional paintings as he merges old formal techniques with new modern techniques creating his own genre of art. Luther explores new ways to use color and texture and strives to create interesting compositions within all his work. He draws inspiration from everyday situations, people, social media, and youth, as well as visions from his dream/meditation state.Instagram
Luis Peralta Del Valle
Award Winning Artist
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Luis Peralta Del Valle received his first commission as a teenager, and since then he has worked with businesses, foundations, public institutions, museums, and private collectors to create murals, portraits, and landscapes that tell stories in vibrant colors and realistic figures. He has exhibited his work at various museums and institutions including the NCIS Headquarters, The Embassy of Italy, The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, and The Historical Society of Washington, DC.Website
Platform and Prerequisites
This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ
Accessibility and Accommodations
All DCDW events will have real-time CART (live captioning) services. If you need any additional accommodations, please contact us before 9/14 by, through the provided Google Form, or by phone. We honor your privacy and no personally identifying information (e.g. your name) is required to request an accommodation.
- Request an accommodation through this Google Form
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call our Accessibility Lead, Josh Kim, by phone at 571-302-1504
You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our page on accessibility.
Code of Conduct
All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct .
Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. AIGA Member On-Sale begins 9/5 at 10:00am and the General Public On-Sale begins 9/10 at 10:00am. 100% of the proceeds from DCDW events go toward future AIGA DC programming and the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.
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