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The Arts

A former church has been converted to BLIND WHINO, an arts space decorated with an enormous mural

D.C.'s vibrant contemporary art scene is one of the city's best-kept secrets; a tourist who never left the Mall might never discover Dance Place, Christylez Bacon, Artisphere, or any number of galleries, theatres, and music venues. There's something for the arts lover on almost every night, whether your interests tend towards hip-hop or Tchaikovsky.

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After a typhoon, earthquake or uprising, the arts can help

Art can not only heal minds but can heal communities after disaster. Our latest panel discussion showed how improv can help typhoon survivors, painting can help protestors, and photography can help rebuild a landmark.


What it's like to be an indie filmmaker in the District

The District's film scene is alive and kicking, as our interviews with these four filmmakers show.

Wood beams and scaffolding at the Washington National Cathedral

The art of preparing for disasters

Mary Tyszkiewicz is using improv to help people prepare for  and recover from disasters. 


Tonight: Arts After Disaster

In recognition of September as National Emergency Preparedness Month, the panel will explore the importance of the arts and humanities during community pre and post-recovery efforts following natural and man-made disasters.


Healing Through Art asks: What's the arts' role in DC's mind, body, and soul?

 The conversation engaged community partners who incorporate the arts in programs for at-risk young people, the elderly, people living with and caring for those with life-changing and life-ending conditions, and various members of the arts and non-profit community.
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DC Arts Advocacy Day Editorial: Cuts in mayor's arts funding jeopardize neighborhood revitalization

On Arts Advocacy Day, ARCH Development Corporation COO Phil Hutinet argues that D.C.'s arts organizations depend on arts grants to produce their festivals and events, which in turn transform neighborhoods.
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