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Arts Organizations

Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page DZ44

If the arts are your passion, the District is a terrific place to live. From gospel choirs to the National Symphony Orchestra, D.C. has hundreds of arts and cultural groups as well as performance venues. Here are some of the major ones.

Arts Organizations

Arts Club of Washington

2017 I St. NW

Washington 20006

202-331-7282

Fax: 202-857-3678

artsclubmaureane@verizon.net

www.artsclubofwashington.org

Promotes the arts and sponsors seminars, literary events, art exhibitions and musical and theatrical performances.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

545 Seventh St. SE

Washington 20003

202-547-6839

Fax: 202-543-1723

info@chaw.org

www.chaw.org

Facilities include a dance studio/recital hall, art studio, black box theater, art gallery, ceramics/pottery studio, photography darkroom and private music instruction studios.

Commission on the Arts and Humanities

410 Eighth St. NW, Fifth Floor

Washington 20004

202-724-5613

Fax: 202-727-4135

ebony.blanks@dc.gov

dcarts.dc.gov/dcarts/site/

default.asp

A D.C. government commission that organizes arts programs and sponsors performances.

Community Help in Music Education

1789 Lanier Pl. NW, Suite 3

Washington 20009

202-232-2731

Fax: 202-234-5887

info@chime-dc.org

www.chime-dc.org

Organization that promotes music education for D.C. public school children during and outside of school.

Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington

1436 U St. NW, Suite 103

Washington 20009

202-638-2406

Fax: 202-638-3388

staff@cultural-alliance.org

www.cultural-alliance.org

Membership organization that provides resources for artists and arts groups in the District, Maryland and Virginia.

D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Box 264

Washington 20006

202-416-8882

Fax: 202-416-8802

www.dccollaborative.org

Nonprofit organization that works with D.C. public and charter schools to provide arts and humanities education.

D.C. Arts Center

2438 18th St. NW

Washington 20009

202-462-7833

info@dcartscenter.org

www.dcartscenter.org

A nonprofit organization that supports emerging artists. Has a performance space and art gallery.

D.C. Blues Society

PO Box 77315

Washington 20013

202-962-0112

www.dcblues.org

Nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the blues.

English-Speaking Union

1604 New Hampshire Ave. NW

Washington 20009

202-234-4602

202-234-4639

esuwdc@msn.com

www.esuwdc.org

Educational organization that sponsors author-related and other arts events.

Friday Morning Music Club

2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 326

Washington 20007

202-333-2075

fmmc@fmmc.org

www.fmmc.org

Club for classical musicians and music lovers that sponsors the Washington International Competition for singers, pianists, string players and composers.

Helen Hayes Awards

2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 300

Washington 20007

202-337-4572

Fax: 202-625-1238

www.helenhayes.org

Presents local theater awards annually, sends D.C. schoolchildren to theater productions through its Washington Theatre Legacy Project and produces a quarterly Washington theater guide, Curtain Up.

Humanities Council of Washington, DC

925 U St. NW

Washington 20001

202-387-8391

Fax: 202-387-8149

www.wdchumanities.org

Promotes Washington history and culture through grants, programs, publications and media projects. An affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In Series

1835 14th St. NW

Washington 20009

202-518-0152

Fax: 202-518-0154

inseries@starpower.net

www.inseries.org

Presents affordable performances in a variety of artistic disciplines and genres.

Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Federation of Musicians

4400 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 306

Washington 20007

202-337-9325

Fax: 202-338-3787

local161-710@afm.org

www.afm.org/161-710

The local branch of the American Federation of Musicians union.

Northeast Performing Arts Group

NE Outreach Youth Center

3431 Benning Rd. NE

Washington 20019

202-388-1274

Fax: 202-388-8112

nepag1@aol.com

Sponsors youth arts programs for ages 3 to 23.

Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts

1700 Kalorama Rd. NW, Suite 101

Washington 20009

202-797-2145

Fax: 202-483-0789

info@sitarcenter.org

www.sitarcenter.org

Community arts center offers programs in music, dance, drama, writing and visual arts for disadvantaged children and their families.

Shakespeare Guild

2141 Wyoming Ave. NW, Suite 41

Washington 20008

202-483-8646

Fax: 202-483-7824

202-234-4602

Shakesguild@msn.com

www.sparrowsp.addr.com/

miscellaneous/shakespeare_

guild.htm

Promotes the appreciation of Shakespeare.

Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Information, PO Box 37012

SI Building, Room 153, MRC 010

Washington 20013

202-633-1000

TTY: 202-357-1729


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