A job in the arts brought me to dc. for the first few years i lived here most of the people i met were either artists, theatre people, or patrons. Downtown DC, with its brutal architecture was a foreign city to me. I never understood about "stuffy dc" it wasn't my world. I sometimes feel like i live in an entirely different place when i hear people talk about dc. things like; theres no culture here, theres no real history, there are no diners, there are no artists, everyone is conservative, its a transient city. all things that aren't prevalent from my perspective. I love my dc, despite the fact that it doesnt seem to be most peoples dc.
here is a blog about helping people find "creative dc".