In 2016, CulturalDC received Kreskge Foundation funding from the DC Office of Planning as part of their “Crossing the Street” creative placemaking initiative and launched Walter Reed Dreams, a community-driven arts and culture tribute. CulturalDC launched our programming for the project in the Fall of 2016 and hosted a grand community block party in April 2017 in partnership with the Walter Reed Development Team of Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden, and 18 local community organizations. The event featured public artwork created by local Ward 4 artists. Each artwork installation celebrated the history of the site, the surrounding neighborhood, and the dreams for the future of the campus. The Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a 67-acre site located next to Rock Creek Park in DC’s Ward 4, will be a landmark redevelopment project for the district as it plans to preserve historic buildings onsite, add residential housing, park space, veteran and senior support services and office, retail, medical and educational spaces.
Pictured: a group of diverse women wearing red and black playing large drums on a grassy lawn.