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Politics & Art

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Now in its fifth year, Politics & Art: District Vox is an annual “Made in D.C.” performing arts showcase presented by Councilmember David Grosso and Mars Arts D.C. Politics & Art is celebration of D.C.’s vibrant arts community, featuring 15 performances by over 100 artists from all eight wards, ranging from spirituals and hip hop to spoken word and folk/bluegrass. Lifelong Washingtonian and “High Priestess of Love” Rayceen Pendarvis, the host of The Ask Rayceen Show, will emcee the Washington Gas Main Stage. This year’s event spotlights several D.C.-based Native American, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ artists who will share artistic representations of their lives in our community.

Complimentary light bites are provided by the Washington Performing Arts Junior Board, in conjunction with the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School Small Business Program.

Free, registration recommended

Afi Soul
DC Seniors Cameo Club
Flo Anito & Seth Kibel
Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways
Heritage Signature Chorale
Konshens The MC/Classically Dope
Mikva Challenge DC's Project Soapbox
Nelwat Ishkamewe
Purify Love
Students from Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Uptown Boyz

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Cathedral Choral Society
Dance Place
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Humanities DC
IA&A at Hillyer
The MusicianShip
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Team Rayceen/The Ask Rayceen Show
Zenith Community Arts Foundation
Zine Making with Meg Metcalf

Works from the Latino GLBT History Project’s ““La Plática: Elevando Arte, Poesía, & Palabra” group show, as well as works by Héctor J. Torres and Students from the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School

Mars Arts D.C. is a partnership of Mars, Incorporated and Washington Performing Arts, with support from Jacqueline Badger Mars. This program is made possible by Washington Gas; Tom Gallagher, in honor of Turnaround Inc.; Events DC; Fred and Lucia Hill; Gary and Silvia Yacoubian; and the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs.