For 15 years, CulturalDC operated Flashpoint Gallery in downtown Washington, DC. The visual arts programming at Flashpoint nurtured talented emerging and mid-career artists by providing exhibition space and opportunities for peer learning and mentorship. Each exhibition season showcased bold, new work from artists working in a variety of media including site-specific installations, performance, new media, and other experimental forms. As a nonprofit gallery free from the constraints of commercial expectations, Flashpoint provided artists and curators a unique opportunity to take creative risks. Each year, an advisory panel of noted artists and arts professionals in the DC-area made programming recommendations for the gallery and provided mentorship and support to exhibiting artists and curators.