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We love it when y’all tag us on Instagram via the #BYTHINGS feed! It’s a great place to see what everybody’s been up to, especially on weekends. Here are a few snaps showcasing what everybody spotted ‘n did the past couple of days ft. paddle boats, pumpkins, puppers and more (but head over to the tag to scope the full story, and follow us at @brightestyoungthings!):

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It's close to midnight….and something evil's lurking in the dark……but seriously…..this amazing Halloween light show on Browns Bridge road is open 7-10 pm all October! Park your car in the homeowners driveway, turn off the lights, sit back and enjoy! Or get out and dance like we did! The owner is the nicest person for putting on this light show each Halloween and Christmas. Definitely becoming one of our favorite Fall traditions! Location and address tagged! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #halloween #spookyseason #thriller #thebmorecreatives #galleryoflightfeature  #theamericancollective  #mydccool #bythings #igdc #acreativedc  #just_unitedstates #dctography #fotodc #jj_mobilephotography  #theweekoninstagram #onlyinmaryland #mdinfocus  #withgalaxy #snapdc  #communitycollectivedc #jj_forum_3136

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As if having a mint door was not perfect enough, they topped it off with perfect Halloween decorations! ………………………….………………… @visitalexva @igdc @visitwashingtondc @theprettydistrict @femaletravelbloggers ………………………….………………… #visitALX #igDC #myDCcool #WashingtonDC #theprettydistrict #ProudToBeFTB #theotherdc #VisitDC #ExploreDC #walkwithlocals #DCfocused #fotoDC #TLPicks #Washmagphoto #acreativeDC #bythings #chasing_facades #facadelovers #straightfacades #houseportrait #myhousebeautiful #bitsofbuildings #doortraits #ihavethisthingwithdoors #doorsworldwide #iwalkedthisstreet #seemycity #theprettycities #chasinglight #verytandc

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..see for yourself.

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You're not looking AT these paintings. You're looking THROUGH them. And they're marvelous.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I spent the afternoon inspecting and enjoying the magnificent hues and techniques in visual artist and painter Ryan Crotty's @rycrotty non-representational color field paintings, now on display at @hemphillartworks' bright and airy new digs in Mount Vernon Square. Crotty’s primary tool is a customized piece of plexiglass that he uses like a squeegee to scrape paint across the surface of a canvas. Where the squeegee presses against the unseen wood support structure behind the canvas, the paint is almost entirely removed while the center of the canvas flexes under the pressure to accept greater degrees of paint. This process is repeated several times with multiple colors and layers to create a coating thick enough to produce a glass-like surface with other color transitions.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. I Didn't Think You Would Feel This Way, 2017 -acrylic, glass gel, and modeling paste on canvas⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 2. Event Horizon, 2020 – acrylic, glass gel, and modeling paste on linen⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 3. Keep Your Distance, 2020 – acrylic, glass gel, and modeling paste on linen⁣⁣ ⁣ 4. Taurine, 2020 – acrylic, glass gel, and modeling paste on linen⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 5. Add New Layer, 2020 – acrylic, glass gel, and modeling paste on linen⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It was a treat to check out Crotty's works, currently on display along with artwork by Sam Gilliam, with @golightly, @bluelikechagall, and @beingdave. Thanks to @maryearly for the warm introduction to your gallery's new space. I can't wait to bring some new art home with me. (Last two photos are from the artist's studio files) #igdc #colorfieldpainting #artsy

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Hey there 🥺

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Sunset straight from the camera- no editing

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“Monuments” by Craig Walsh is an outdoor art installation now at @strathmoreats 🖼 Don’t miss it! The artists projected onto the canvas of surrounding trees are monumental people changing the world and the images are literally moving pictures and thus even more mesmerizing in person. Check out Strathmore’s insta and web page for more info, and help support the arts. One of the monumental people is Darryl Davis @realdaryldavis – an inspirational black blues and rock pianist who has also made it his personal mission to change the hearts and minds of KKK members. Daryl is absolutely incredible and he and his band coincidentally played at my wedding. . . . . . . . #gramtrees #tree_magic #splendid_woodlands #tree_brilliance #trees_of_darkness #enchanting_forest #bestforestmood #splendid_woodlands #divine_forest #urbanmural #jj_urbanart #tv_streetart #streetartdaily #igdc #bythings #mydccool #theamericancollective #acreativedc #cinesomnia #take_magazine #photocinematica #cinebible #cinematography #nightimages #eclectic_shotz #25bluehours #raw_moody #jj_forum_3122 #raw_members_fall

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In today’s episode of people you should know around DC, I give you @chefjoseandres – even though he’s global, not just DC. But I like to think we’re his favorites 😉 Chef Andres is more than a chef-he’s a global humanitarian who never ceases to amaze with his reach of goodwill. Wherever there is a crisis going on in the world, you can expect him to be there, serving up food, comfort, support, and love. Within DC, he’s also done great work alongside @dccentralkitchen and @spikethechef and of course @wckitchen – what started it all. I encourage you to learn more about this amazing guy and also seek out other good people in your community. This is a time where we need to be surrounded with positive people doing positive things ❤️ #lidflutters #acreativedc #bythings #bythingsdc #thisismadeindc #madeindc #washingtondc #wck #dcck #chefjoseandres #illustration #illustrator #illustrationartists #illustratorsoninstagram #illustratorsofinstagram #procreate #procreateart #procreatedrawing #procreateillustration #girlsmakingmagic #feministjazzy #ladieswhodesign #creativeasswomen #creativewomen

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Black joy is ethereal ⁣⁣ Black joy is necessary ⁣⁣ Black joy is revolutionary ⁣⁣ Black joy is beautiful ⁣⁣ Black joy lives in me.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I really wanted to include some totes for the Haven (fall/winter) collection (which I have another design I’ll show later 😉)….and I LOVE how this turned out.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The “Black Joy Lives in Me” tote will be available for purchase on my site October 23rd ✨⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ & thank you @jainewashere @jamiehillocksphotography for taking this picture 💕⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #Morganeliz #BlackCreativesMatter #BlkCreatives #Blavity #ACreativeDC #IGDC #BYThings #DMVCreatives #DMVBlackCreatives #BlackGirlMagic #BlackJoy #BlackExcellence #ForTheCulture #BuyBlack #HBCU #202Creates #BlackArtists #BlackDesigners #BuyFromABlackWoman #BuyBlack #BlackOwned #BlackIllustrator #PlusSizeFashion #BlackDesigners #Fashion #PlusSize #Sewing #BlackJoy #Affirmations

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The Pillars United States Arboretum

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Sometimes slaying 24 hours a day can get tiring 💤

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Autumn vibes 🍂 woooof!!

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