Black and white photo of DC Design Week event poster” & “DC Design Week logo on bright green background

Something Different

The Pop-Up shop has always been a cornerstone of DC Design Week. It’s how we feature and support talented creators – from ceramicists to illustrators – across the DMV. With our virtual approach to DC Design Week this year comes a unique opportunity to celebrate makers and infuse the infectious DIY energy into every element of the week. Read on for ways that you can participate!

Bright green DC Design Week 2020 promotional poster artwork
DC Design Week promotional poster artwork with black and white photo

Calling all emerging artists !

This year is a celebration of the creative voices in our community. We’re putting our money where our mouth is and commissioning custom poster designs from up to five emerging designers from the DMV. These 11x17” posters will be printed and available for sale (along with our DCDW 2020 merch!) at an online shop hosted by Cherry Blossom Creative .

Posters will capture our theme for 2020: that DC is more than the politics we’re known for — that we know our home city and region to be more diverse, vibrant, and innovative than people could possibly imagine.

Each artist will receive $500 for their commission as well as 60% of all proceeds from sales of their design. Artists will be selected by a committee of established artists — Dany Green , Sonia Jones , Jodi Kostelnik , Josue Martinez , and Torie Partridge .

Applications are now closed.

Celebrating you

DC is full of creators like you who craft art, jewelry, home goods, ceramics, furniture, chocolate, cakes, stationery, leather goods, clothing, buttons, and more. Whether you do this for a living, as a side hustle, or as a hobby, we see you. We’re thrilled you’re part of the creative energy in the DMV.

We want DC Design Week to celebrate you too. In September, we’ll be launching a directory of makers to help folks in our region (and around the world?!) find awesome people doing awesome things. Whether you have an online shop or brick-and-mortar, we want to show the world the amazing things you make.

Applications are now closed.

From left to right: Black and white photo of DC Design Week buttons, Black and white photo of DC Design Week pop-up shop at Cherry Blossom Creative, Black and white photo of DC Design Week volunteers selling promotional posters, Black and white photo of DC Design Week poster being screenprinted

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