ECA Art News Briefs

CulturalDC Sells Flashpoint Location

On June 22, 2016, CulturalDC announced that it sold its Flashpoint arts venue and will relocate to a new space in 2018. Its programming will continue in the Mead Theatre Lab, Flashpoint Gallery, and the Dallas Morse Coors Dance Studio through the 2016-17 artistic season.

“We are excited about the opportunity to broaden our audience, increase our impact on the DC arts community, and ensure that the arts play an integral role in Washington’s evolving urban landscape,” said Maurice Perry, CulturalDC Board Chair.

“This move allows us to continue our mission of supporting artists and arts organizations, and working to help them develop, grow, and perform,” said Tanya Hilton, Interim Executive Director. “All of our constituents will benefit from a new space designed to better serve emerging artists and the city’s creative economy in the 21st century.”

Plans for new space is underway, with the goal of welcoming artists from multiple disciplines. A strategic task force has been formed comprised of board members, business, arts, and community leaders.

A new chapter unfolds with the sale of its downtown location at 916 G Street which is home to Flashpoint Gallery, Mead Theatre Lab, and the Dallas Morse Coors Dance Studio. This space was leased for ten years from PN Hoffman before it was purchased in 2013 by CulturalDC. The historic Source Theatre, also owned by CulturalDC and home to three award-winning resident theater companies (Constellation Theatre Company, The In Series, and Washington Improv Theater) will continue its current operations.

(via edited CulturalDC press release. Photo courtesy of CulturalDC.)