WE MAKE SPACE FOR art

For 20 years, CulturalDC’s mission has been to “Make Space for Art.” 

In pursuing our mission, we have brokered over 300,000 square feet of space for artists and arts organizations. We work with real estate developers, artists, city officials, residents and other key stakeholders through creative placemaking initiatives, community-centered engagements, and innovative real estate partnerships that have resulted in cultural success throughout the years.

CulturalDC sees the arts as a driving force in building sustainable communities. We provide a wide range of programs and services that support artists’ ability to live and work in the city. We give audiences access to affordable and accessible cutting-edge visual and performing art from artists living and working today. 

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IN THE mobile art gallery

NOW AT 14TH AND T ST NW THROUGH OCTOBER 6!

The Barbershop Project is centered around Mighty Mighty: a collaboration between artist Devan Shimoyama, Barber of Hell’s Bottom owner Kelly Gorsuch and designer/furniture maker Caleb Woodard. They are transforming CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery into an immersive art installation and fully-functioning barbershop which will offer free haircuts to the community.

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 4-8pm; Friday: 4-10pm; Saturday: 10am-10pm; Sunday: 10am-6pm. Please call 202.315.1306 for more information.

In Mighty Mighty, Shimoyama’s paintings come to life, engaging individuals in a dialogue about how to evolve from said stereotypes of such performed hypermasculinity in barbershops and how to cultivate a safe, welcome environment for all.

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AT SOURCE

 

BUTTERFLY by In Series

September 5th, 2019 - September 22nd, 2019

Puccini's classic is given new force in a theatre experience that reveals the raw humanity behind the epic score. Profoundly arresting, this new version is stripped of the distancing exoticism of the original and returns the structure of the source material that inspired the overwhelming music. Performed in English and Italian, audiences can choose how to witness this unique experience of breathtaking opera as dynamic theater.

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Check back for highlighted programming, or check out the resident’s websites - Constellation Theatre, In Series, and Washington Improv Theater - for more information.

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ON AIR

Podcast episodes with CulturalDC brought to you by Caandor Labs. Most recent episode features Jefferson Pinder and Jordana Moore Saggese, PhD discussing Pinder’s performance at Source: THIS IS NOT A DRILL.