While cleaning, I stumbled across several flyers for arts events that no longer happen at venues that no longer exist. Do you have old flyers, posters or handbills from arts events in DC?

Share them on Thursdays for #TBTDCARTS!

The same "Throwback Thursday" rules apply, but this hashtag is about reminiscing and sharing memories from DC theatre, music, poetry, dance and festival life. Here's what you do:

  1. Take a picture of the flyer, poster, handbill

  2. On Thursdays, post your photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and tag #TBTDCART. 

  3. Tell your friends to join in #TBTDCART

"Throwback Thursdays - DC Arts & Culture" is an experiment in Creative Placekeeping and community archiving. Last Spring, I was introduced to the concept of "Creative Placekeeping" by Allied Media Projects:

What is the word for "the opposite of gentrification"? And what is the role of creativity in achieving that thing, for which we have no word? The alignment of philanthropy in recent years around the framework of "creative placemaking" brings new urgency to these questions. Investments in creative placemaking must "keep" and honor the existing creativity and identity of a place, if they are to foster holistic, just development. They must also address what Roberto Bedoya has called "the politics of belonging and dis-belonging," which determine who has power to make a place their own and who does not. 

Don't live in DC? No problem. Do this for your city, county, township and share your hashtag with Art in Praxis (@PraxisMakes).