LUMEN8Anacostia came to a close on June 16 from 6pm to 11pm with live music, art and theatrical performances by the H Street Playhouse and the Theater Alliance. The festival will return to historic Anacostia April 26 through April 28, 2013.
In the meantime, here are some highlights of closing festival:
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.