By Phil Hutinet on March 28, 2022

Meet The New ARCH: Nonprofit Developer Transforms Into Arts Funder

Earlier this year, Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) acquired the Anacostia Arts Center from ARCH Development Corporation (ARCH). The much-publicized transfer of ownership is the capstone of a series of ARCH property divestures dating to 2016. The nonprofit is employing the proceeds of these sales to transform itself from a nonprofit developer into an arts funding powerhouse both in Historic Anacostia and the region.

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By Phil Hutinet on October 18, 2021

Pottery on the Hill Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary

The annual ceramic expo will take place virtually again in 2021 November 12-14.

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By Phil Hutinet on April 26, 2021

Craft Optimism: Artwork in Harmony with the Environment

Craft Optimism takes place April 24 through May 1, 2021 online at craftoptimism.si.edu

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By Phil Hutinet on November 16, 2020

We Are Anacostia Mural

New Gateway Mural Celebrates Anacostia’s Past, Present and Future

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By Phil Hutinet on November 9, 2020

Pottery on the Hill 2020 Goes Virtual

The art fair style ceramics expo features over 45 nationally recognized artists

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By Phil Hutinet on December 19, 2019

Vibrant Cultural Hub Opens in Ward 7’s Fairlawn Neighborhood

Nicholson Project serves as new artist residency, community garden and art gallery. Inaugural exhibition displays work by local artists.

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By Phil Hutinet on November 1, 2019

Barry Farm Recreation Center Showcases Work from East of the River Artists

DC’s Department of Government Services commissioned four east of the river artist to produce artworks for the Barry Farm Community Center.

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By Phil Hutinet on April 30, 2019

Maker Space Comes to DC’s Ward 8

Nonstop Art Opens community maker space at the Overlook at Oxon Run. The Community-at-large is encouraged to tour the space and apply for membership

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By Editorial Team on March 8, 2019

East City Art Spring-Summer Periodical

In this Edition: Spring-Summer 2019 Listings | COVER IMAGE: Dornith Doherty, Red Yucca, 2011, inkjet print. Image courtesy Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences

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By Editorial Team on December 11, 2018

2018 The Year in Review

East City Art’s 2018 Year-in-Review periodical is the third of its kind. Our lists are not intended to be a “best of”. Instead, our selections seek, in some cases, to highlight an exhibition that may have moved us personally or, in other instances, to shed light on an important but underreported event that we felt our readers should know about this past year.

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By Editorial Team on November 5, 2018

East City Art Fall 2018 Periodical

In this edition: Fall 2018 Events and Openings Jo Ann Block: Fighting back Against Age and Gender by Rachelle L. Williams Available September 2 in Hill Rag Available, starting the week of September 4-8 at these locations: 52 O Street Studios 52 O Street NW Adah Rose Gallery 3766 Howard...

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By Phil Hutinet on October 29, 2018

Pottery on the Hill 2018

The nation’s top potters featured at Hill Center’s annual expo. This year features live raku firing.

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By Elsabé Johnson Dixon on June 26, 2018

River of Resilience: Mapping the Anacostia – A Journey from Headwaters to Confluence on the Anacostia River

River of Resilience is a long-term digital photo documentary project with the aim of digitally mapping, not only the natural river but also the “harvested histories” of the Anacostia River from its headwaters to its confluence, under the scrutiny of Krista Schlyer’s lens.

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By Editorial Team on March 10, 2018

East City Art Spring 2018 Periodical

Available March 4 in Hill Rag and at participating locations the week of March 12-16. Circulates through July 31, 2018.

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By Phil Hutinet on February 26, 2018

East City Art’s Response to the DC Office of Planning’s 2018 Cultural Plan

The 2018 Cultural Plan needs to discuss how the DC Government will address affordable housing for artists, working studios and exhibition spaces for the long-term and cease its investment in ephemeral creative placemaking initiatives which divert resources away from scalable, permanent solutions.

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