Saturday September 10, 2011- the deluge of the previous week subsided in time for the first annual H Street Chalkwalk sponsored by CHAMPS and H Street Main Street. At 10am the interns from Albus Cavus arrived at East City Art HQ and began to work on their chalk magic. Albus Cavus’ program introduces High School students to public art projects and these students took to the challenge like seasoned veterans.
Chalwalk winners (by business):
Judges’ Choice: Queen Vic
People’s Choice: Granville Moore’s
Below we’ve included a sample of some of the works made by participating artists and businesses.
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.