DCDW Opening Party with SHAOLIN JAZZ

Kicking off the start of DC Design Week 2021, we’re joining forces with SHAOLIN JAZZ as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary. DJ 2Tone Jones and Gerald Watson will be diggin’ in the crates musically and visually to showcase selected works through their SOUND PATTERNS Art Exhibition which includes album covers, event posters, and iconography that look back over the 10 years SHAOLIN JAZZ have been producing community based events.

We’ll also have drink and draw with featuring selected artwork from SHAOLIN JAZZ and DC based artist, designer and muralist, Kelly Towles.

There will be drinking, there will be music and there will be dancing, you won’t want to miss it!

Due to capacity limitations, a ticket is required to attend the party even though it is a free event.

In-Person Safety Guidelines

Capacity restrictions for in-person events will be officially decided about two weeks out from DCDW and posted on the specific event pages in order to follow the latest CDC guidance.

What COVID precautions are being taken for this event?

Masks will be required at this event.

COVID-19 is rapidly changing: What happens if in-person events need to be cancelled?

When possible, in-person events will be moved to Zoom and a refund should not be expected. If an event is canceled in its entirety a refund will be issued. In either scenario you will be notified immediately.


  • A sign language interpreter will not be present unless requested. If requested, we will do our best to employ a sign language interpreter for the event.
  • The event space is accessible by an elevator or stairs to the second floor.
  • All artwork displayed will be clearly captioned.
  • Accessible and gender-neutral bathrooms are available at the location.

If you need any additional accommodations, please contact us using a method that works best for you:

We honor your privacy. No identifying information like your name is required to request an accommodation, and all details will be deleted once completed.

You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our accessibility statement.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

About DC Design Week

Built and run by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of our community — hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and all profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers by helping local, design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!

When & Where
Fri, Oct 1, 2021 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Eaton DC
1201 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005