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Double Time Jazz Returns to THEARC Theater April 28th & May 5th

An annual event, THEARC Theater curates an eclectic mix of the best in local and international talent to commemorate Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's lineup is consists of two hypnotic concerts from some of the hottest jazz fusion acts currently on the scene!

THEARC Farm Announces Workshop Series for Adults

Adult Workshop Series

Intro to Gardening

Cost: $8 General admission, Free for C.R.I.S.P. Members

ArtReach and GW’s Corcoran Arts Program Prepares D.C. Art Students for College


Eleven young artists sat quietly in the brightly lit room at THEARC in Southeast Washington, studying their images in mirrors propped in front of them. Each student had the same assignment—create a self-portrait.

Fifteen-year-old Amari Walton displayed a contorted facial expression as she explained that it wasn’t her favorite exercise.

“It looks way better now… the way it is supposed to be,” said Ms. Walton, who has been taking the portfolio development class at ArtReach for the last four years.

ArtReach at THEARC

Southeast DC Young Artist Show on View at ArtReach Gallery

ArtReach Gallery at THEARC’s newest exhibition, Southeast DC Young Artist Show, features high school students living East of the River. The eclectic pieces represent a central theme of “Community” and represent each student’s unique sense of their surroundings through photography, painting, and drawings.

Curated by Maya Simkin, Larry Cook, Susana Raab, Wesley Clark, Christie Neptune, and Shaunte Gates. Sponsored by a grant from Eagle Endowment at American University and a partnership with ArtReach at THEARC.

Gallery Hours:

ArtReach at THEARC

The Washington Ballet Students Dance Around the Town

One of The Washington Ballet's (TWB) DanceDC schools had an exciting opportunity to perform for the new Chancellor of DC Public Schools, Antwan Wilson, at Beers Elementary School last week. The students staged a rendition of Green Eggs and Ham, displaying their graceful footwork for Wilson during his second day on the job.

THEARC Announces New Executive Director

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -  The Board of Directors of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rahsaan Bernard as the new Executive Director of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC). Bernard will transition from his current role as BBAR’s Director of Development effective immediately.

BBAR Awarded Imagination Playground From Target And KaBOOM!

Target and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Building Bridges Across the River a $15,930 grant to use toward the purchase of an Imagination Playground in a Cart™, an innovative playground equipment system.

KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve through play, is working with Target to increase access to play across the country. Grants for Imagination Playgrounds are helping to achieve that goal by bringing active play to more than 430,000 kids across the country.

"Sandwich Madness" Competition During the Month of November Benefits THEARC

Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella’s winner-takes-all Sandwich Madness competition is back with a special Journalist Edition. D.C.’s top food scribes are facing off to earn bragging rights and good karma as each participant competes for a charity of his or her choosing.

Two journalists will compete each month, with the winner determined by the number of sandwiches sold. Victors will progress to the next round, culminating in a final match-up in March 2017.