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Brandon Hill and Peter Chang didn’t start their buzzed-about art and lifestyle company No Kings Collective at the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), but they did get their start there: These self-described non-artists have created works by breakdancing with paint on canvas, and their first show took place at DCAC. To help celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of DCAC and raise funds to ensure many more, No Kings Collective has organized The 25 Project. The two-day exhibition at a vacant retail space in Shaw features 25 D.C. artists, from the emerging to the established, each of whom will be revealed on the25project.com (including James Walker, whose sculpture is pictured). But the spirit of the event isn’t so much DIY as it is collaborative—artists working to support the space that introduced them to the D.C. art community in order to make sure it’s around to assist many more.

The exhibition is on view 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday at 1805 7th St. NW. Free. the25project.com.