On Saturday, April 21, U Street will play host to Cultural Crawl, a partnership with local bars, restaurants and shops along the U Street corridor where guests can enjoy drinks, food, and street art. The event was founded by three local DC black creatives with the goal of creating a safe and inclusive space for individuals and groups to drink, eat, and explore.
For the upcoming festivities, the founders have partnered with local men’s retail shop, Whiskey Ginger, and several creatives to produce a photo exhibit called “Black Boy Joy.” The exhibit will make its debut at Whiskey Ginger ( 1603 U St NW STE B2, Washington, DC) on Saturday, April 21. There will be a private opening from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then open to the public from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
In 2017, Cultural Crawl founded The CC Collective, an art organization comprised of artists and creatives of color whose goal is to create cultural change through public art. “Black Boy Joy” is the first project created through The CC Collective. The exhibit will feature six 24 x 36 images and numerous video visuals capturing the beauty of the black male form in a place and time where they are often viewed as hard and scary. This floral infused pop up photo exhibit sponsored by Lee’s Flower & Card Shop will also feature six murals in the U Street area. During the private opening, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the talent behind the project and mingle with local business owners.
Following the opening of the Black Boy Joy exhibit, the Cultural Crawl will take place to explore the food, fun and drinks along U Street from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
You can purchase tickets here.
Cultural Crawl Tickets Include:
- A complimentary souvenir cup
- Exclusive drink/food specials at partnering bars & restaurants
- An online & printed map to explore murals
- Good vibes, music & more
Cloak & Dagger *Registration venue & after party
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Sugar Shack DMV
Nellies Sports Bar
Jerk @ Nite
Bus Boys & Poets
Photos courtesy of Cultural Crawl