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Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Hosts Art for Mutual Aid DC Fundraiser

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts Art for Mutual Aid DC, a print sale fundraiser to benefit the DC Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network. DMV artists have donated digital images of their pieces for inclusion in the online sale which will run during the month of August. Prints of the artists’ works will be on sale for $50 for an 8”x10” piece. All sold images will be professionally printed and mailed in September with all proceeds going towards the critical work the Mutual Aid Network is doing. For more information and to view the images, please visit https://art-mutual-aid.chaw.org/.

Alys by Ellen Cornett. Image courtesy CHAW.

“The project was inspired by Images for Baltimore which raised over $18,000 for the Maryland Food Bank,” said Adi Segal, coordinator for the Art for Mutual Aid DC project. “We’re so thankful to our local arts community for coming together to help our neighbors in such a creative way.”
The Mutual Aid Network is a grassroots volunteer effort to support neighbors and communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. The network is being coordinated by CHAW’s long-time program partner Serve Your City along with grassroots organizers and community-based Black and Brown-led organizations including Momma’s Safe Haven, the TraRon Center, Brotha’s Huddle, Training Ground Inc, and more than a dozen other groups. CHAW is participating in the network by serving as a collection point for food donations and art supplies and a hub for distribution out of their basement.
Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transformative power of creativity.  CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans. CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW is a featured charity in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy, mentioned as Best Venue to See on the Cheap in DCist’s 2014 Best Theater Venues in DC, the 2015 & 2016 winner for Best Arts Class in the Washington City Paper Readers’ Poll, 2014 & 2015 Hilly Award winner for Best Arts Organization/Venue, the winner of the 2017 Irene Pollin Community Engagement Award through the NSO, and the recipient of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management program.