LUMEN8Anacostia: Temporiums

By Editorial Team on April 12, 2012








Temporiums are temporary pop-up creative spaces where artists, curators and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to showcase their talents.  The following Temporium spaces will be open in Anacostia not only for the LUMEN8Anacostia opening day festival on April 14 but throughout the spring until mid-June.  Below is a list of the Temporium spaces in the village of Anacostia located along the Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE and Good Hope RD SE commercial corridor.

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A project of  ARCH Development Corporation


Honfleur Gallery
1241 Good Hope RD SE


Honfleur Gallery is exhibiting local EotR artist Amber Robles-Gordon’s mix media and textile work, With Every Fiber of My Being. Meet the artist between 1-3pm.

DC in Black, a premier sightseeing company, in the DC metropolitan area will be offering tours of Anacostia for the LUMEN8Anacostia Festival.  Please join us for at 2:00pm FREE walking tour  of the area and/or at 3:30pm for a FREE guided sightseeing tour, via bus, stopping at various locations taking part in the events. Also available the day of the festival at 5:30pm for a small fee (senior and student discounts also available) take a tour from Anacostia to the new Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Mall.

Reservations are suggested. Reserve at: 202-610-9999 or email request to

ARCH’s current resident artists include Johanna Leech, Sinead Breathnach-Cashelland Lesley Cherry. Johanna will be outside of Honfleur Gallery from 2-4pm. Also look for her window drawings at the Hive.  Sinead will be doing a short performance at the Big Chair and an intervention at the Metro!  She’ll also have an installation piece set up at the front of Honfleur. Lesley’s art will be posted all around Anacostia! Look for it. Special interest in the building next door to Honfleur Gallery and the new Anacostia Design Center.


Anacostia Design Center
1231 Good Hope RD SE

Bruce McNeil and Misty Brown
Anacostia River Photography& Rolling on the River Gallery & Playhouse

Dino Almaguer
“Paperniture” paper furniture

Julian Weaver
visual artist- cigarbox guitars

Brian Evans
Ward 8 fashion designer

Michael Lynn Thompson
Green Nerd- Paper luggage & accessories

Serenity Players
Pamela Jafari – Performance, theater and coursework


Anacostia Business Center
1227 Good Hope RD SE

Sheila Crider
Mixed media artist
came; Enlightened
Site Specific Installation

A juxtaposition of studies of the labyrinth form with  the poem “came;” written by Washingtonian Samuel Johnson

1918 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

Ryan C. Doyle
Doyles’ artwork can be described as huge, massive, loud, dangerous, and thought provoking. At 6ft 6inches and 264pounds his stature is intimidating and his smile is guaranteed to pull the audience into his multi layered artworks where they can physically manipulate and interact with his sculptures.



Blank Space SE
1922 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

Tendani Art Place
– Featuring original art by Tendani Mpulubusi El and Lewis Carroll
– Community Drop Cloth where the public participates in the artmaking process


Anacostia Bank Building
2021 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

Street Level

Anacostia Gallery and Boutique

– African Diaspora Exhibition

Second Floor

Gallery O on H (of 1354 H Street NE)

– Video Installation by Isabelle Carbonell
– Art Installation by Brian Dowdall




Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab and the Gallery at Vivid Solutions
2208 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

Street Level
Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab:  VS Print Lab will be hosting an open house
from 2-6pm, your best shot from the day will be printed for free and
displayed inside for visitors to view

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions:  *birdsdecay*, a solo exhibit by Northern
Virginia artist Benjamin K. Nguyen will open at noon.

Second Floor

Sam Capies
portrait painting

Rachel Kerwin
mixed media

Nosheen Ahmad
sewing classes and demonstrations