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Keeping up with Art & Cultural Events in the DC area

Friday - October 19th, 2012

Written by: Tristan Pelligrino

Keeping up with Art & Cultural Events in the DC area

Being a custom web design firm, we like to keep tabs on what is happening with arts & culture in the DC area. We feel it’s important to keep our fingers on the pulse because it influences how we design and shape the brands of our local small business clients.

In order to monitor trends in the industry and see how the arts are performing in DC, we like to follow several Twitter accounts and websites. Here’s a brief list of resources that you might find helpful:

  • CultureCapital.com – If you’re looking for updates on events involving DC, Maryland or Virginia theaters, performing arts and museums, then this site can certainly get you going in the right direction. The site offers a running list of upcoming events and also lets you sort by the region most relevant to you.
  • Kennedy Center – One of my personal favorites. The Center offers some of the best performances available around the country. They also have a great web series “Explore the Arts Online” that you should checkout. The series offers insights from performers and other artists around the country.
  • Washington City Paper – This online resource provides a very robust calendar of events going on in the DC area. You can get access to tickets and other up-to-date information on the site.
  • DCeventjunkie – This site offers a range of information on events, culture and arts in the DC area. Check them out on Twitter @DCeventjunkie
  • Cultural Tourism DC – This site offers events focused on arts and culture. This is a great resource for folks that are coming from out of town or for those looking to do something a little different while living in town. Checkout their calendar to keep up with these events.
  • SocialIn – This group of sites is very useful in keeping up with social and cultural events in the area. The sites include DC, Arlington, Alexandria and other specific communities. Checkout the Social In DC Art section for recent posts and upcoming events.

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