Stay tuned on our social media to see footage of the festival events and participants from this year!  Links to our social media can be found at the bottom of this page or at

From June 12-19th, 2016, we held the 8th annual International Soul Society Festival in the Washington, DC and greater metropolitan area.  The International Soul Society Festival is an all ages, week-long series of events celebrating the full spectrum of Hip-Hop, Urban Arts and its many influences.

Russell “Ironman” Campbell (Urban Artistry, CAB Cru) and Cody “Coflo” Ferreira (Circle of Fire, Soul Shifters, SourPatch Crew) getting down at our Juneteenth celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall during our festival last year.  Thanks to Michael Lipin for capturing this great footage!

About International Soul Society Festival

This action-packed festival creates the much needed opportunities for inspiration and collaboration amongst global artists right here in our Nation’s capital.  Through dance battles and workshops, DJ competitions, film viewings and graffiti exhibitions, there is something for everyone at the International Soul Society Festival, from age nine to ninety-nine.

2016 full events schedule is here!

Getting Around…

Getting around town is a breeze thanks to WMATA Trip Planner, just enter your destination and it will help you map the best route to travel. All of the International Soul Society venues are metro accessible.

About Urban Artistry

Urban Artistry, an International Culture and Education Project based in the DC Metro Area is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collective of dancers, artists, historians, musicians, folklorists and documentary filmmakers on a mission to preserve and continue the practice of urban dance, music and arts culture throughout the world.

A big thanks to our sponsor Joe’s Record Paradise, who helped make our 2015 festival happen.


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Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. We also accept donations by mail at Urban Artistry, Inc, 932 Philadelphia Ave, 3rd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please make checks out to Urban Artistry, Inc.


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