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HCWD, THEARC and St. Elizabeths East Finish Ward 8 Festival Series

Art activity taking place at The Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeths Ea

Southeast Residents Celebrate the Arts

Sam P. Collins, The Washington Informer

Byron Granderson couldn’t believe his eyes when he entered the gates of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Southeast. Vendors showcased an array of tasty treats, people danced to the sounds of D.C.’s own Experience Unlimited, and canopies dotted the landscape – each offering a different activity of which to enjoy.

11th Street Bridge Park Receives Matching Gift

The 11th Street Bridge Park has very exciting news to share regarding efforts to create DC's first elevated park over the Anacsotia River! Earlier this month the 11th Street Bridge Park received a $100,000 gift to support our nation-wide design competition, lead an economic development analysis and implement a health impact assessment. Now every donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000. To learn more about the project or make a donation, click here.

THEARC and The Humanities Council of DC Announce Call for Local Artists for Community Arts Festival

The Humanities Council of Washington, DC, in partnership with THEARC, is looking for artists and performers for The Arts and Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeth's! The Arts and Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeth's is gearing up to be a celebration of the culture, creativity and community of the Ward 8 neighborhoods and the expansion of the East Campus of St. Elizabeth's.

"Two Weeks Until the Rest of My Life" Opens Exclusively in DC July 20 and 21 at THEARC Theater

Two Weeks Until the Rest of My Life, a story about making hard choices between career and true love, travels from Buffalo, New York to the nation’s capitol for three exciting performances on Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. sponsored by WHUR-FM 96.3 and on July 21 at 2 p.m. THEARC Theater is located at 1901 Mississippi Avenue, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20020.

Art of the Heirloom Exhibition on View at The Corcoran Community Gallery at THEARC

Art of the Heirloom: Cultural Seed Savers

Presented by the Hudson Valley Seed Library

Art of the Heirloom is an exhibition of artist’s interpretations and contemplations of heirloom seeds and the cultural importance of preserving garden heritage. The diversity of the artwork reflects the diversity of heirloom seeds and their stories. It is curated by the Hudson Valley Seed Library and will be on display here at THEARC in the Corcoran Community Gallery throughout the month of June. A piece even features our very own Keith Cook – a staff member of BBAR!

Summer Opportunities: THEARC's Organic Garden

Building Bridges at THEARC would like to announce the following vacant, seasonal positions at our Organic Garden:


End of the Year Giving


We invite you to make a donation to support the Bridge Park Plots, THEARC Farm. Your tax-deductible donation goes a long way in building bridges such as food access to families that need it most. Donate here.

Information Sessions with Trinity at THEARC

Trinity provides continuing education programs, college-level courses and other educational services to THEARC. Currently, Trinity is offering the following degree programs:

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 pm 
THEARC East – 2nd Floor


20th Anniversary Screening of Love Jones

FREE!!!! Join Us for the 20th Anniversary Screening of Love Jones in celebration of 20th Anniversary of Black L.U.V. Festival and The Movement

Featuring Poets: Dehejia, Ra Brown and Thirteen Sounds by DJ: Munch and Scientific

Doors Open 6:30 PM | Show starts 7:30 PM
Concession: Your District Space Beer and Wine Bar, Savory Maize Gourmet Popcorn and iCAN Gourmet Snacks!



Twitter: @blackluvfestdc



Taste Of The Harvest presented by the 11th Street Bridge Park

October 22, 2017 from 4-8pm at THEARC Farm presented by the 11th Street Bridge Park