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Art plays a pivotal role in creating cultural momentum. The MANIFESTHOPE: DC Gallery celebrated that role and shined a spotlight on artists who used their voices to amplify and motivate the grassroots movement that carried President-Elect Barack Obama to victory.

MANIFESTHOPE: DC gathered together a diverse array of the nation’s most talented visual artists under one roof to mark this monumental achievement in our nation?s history and encouraged artists and activists to maintain the momentum to bring about true change in the United States.

Along with its partners, MoveOn.org Political Action, the Service Employees International Union and Obey Giant, MANIFESTHOPE: DC, issued an inspiring visual call-to-action, encouraging a redirection of public energy toward true reform in three key areas::

The MANIFESTHOPE: DC Gallery was open to the public in Washington, DC for the days preceding the Presidential Inauguration, Saturday, January 17th, 2009 through Monday, January 19th, 2009 between the hours of 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Art exhibition management was provided by our Washington, DC gallery partner, Irvine Contemporary.

MANIFESTHOPE: DC

January 17th-19th, 2009
10:00am - 6:00pm
3333 M Street NW, Washington DC 20007
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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: (partial list)

Aaron Foster || Aaron Axelrod || Aaron Allen || Amy Martin || Andrew Bannecker || Andy Howell || Andy Powell || APAK || Bask || Billi Kid || Billy Colbert || Blue Lucy || BLACKBOOKS || Brian McCarty || Casey Ryder || Chad Mize || Charlie Becker || Chris Stain || Chris Pastras || Damon Locks || Dan Monick || Dan Funderburgh || David Choe || Decoy || Deroy Peraza || Eddie || El MAC || Erneston Yerena || Estevan Oriol || Felix Jackson Jr. || Frederic Terral || George Vlosich || Ginger Che || Guillermo Bert || HAZE || Herb Williams || House Industries || HVW8 || James Widener || Jason Hardy || Jason Dietrick || Jermaine Rogers || JK5 || Johnathan Stein || Jon Wippich || Jovi Schnell || Jude Buffum || Judy North || Julie Adler || Julianne Walther || Justin Hampton || Justin Kemerling || Justin “Demo” Fines || Karen Wippich || Kate Crosgrove || Katherine Kendall || KDU || Keetra Dean Dixon || Kelly Towles || Kenji Hirata || Kofie || Kwaku Alston || Larissa Marantz || Lichiban || Lisa Marie Thalhammer || Luba Lukova || Lukas Ketner || Margaret Coble || Margaret Cusack || Mark Jenkins || Mason Fetzer || Maya Hayuk || Mel Kadel || Michael Cuffe || Mike Murphy || Mike Jacob || Mike Pare || Mike Perry || Mingering Mike || Munk One || Nick Dewar || One9 || Patrick Martinez || Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth || Rafael Lopez || Ray Noland || Regan Rosburg || Robert Indiana || Robbie Conal || Ron English || Rostarr || Sage Vaughn || Sam Flores || Sarah Hoskins || Scot LeFavor || Scott Hansen || Sebastian Martorana || Shel Starkman || Shepard Fairey || Sol Sender || Stenzskull || Tanya Mikaela || Tatyana Fazlalizadeh || Tes One || The Protist || Tim Conlon || Tim Tate || Tina Rodas || Tom Slaughter || Travis Millard || Tristan Eaton || Van Taylor Monroe || Yvonne Boogaerts || Zoltron