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Entertainment in Historic Anacostia

Anacostia Arts Center

A hub of the neighborhood's artistic, commercial and communal life, the Anacostia Arts Center offers a range of art exhibits, boutiques, performances, and events.

Live Theater , Visual Arts , Live Music

Anacostia Arts Center

Street Address
1231 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, DC
Email Address
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Website & Social Media
Monday, Closed
Tuesday - Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm and by event
Friday - Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm and by event
Sunday, Closed and by event
What You Should Know

The Arts Center opened in 2013. It is 9,300 square feet, and includes a 1,000 square feet Black Box Theater; space for five galleries/boutiques; a short term exhibition gallery called Blank Space SE, a café, and an 800 square feet lounge area. Learn about the building’s history. While The Arts Center is new, its parent organization, ARCH Development Corporation, has been working in Anacostia since 1991. For the majority of its history, ARCH focused on neighborhood small scale business development and general business support.


  A center of activity in the community, the Anacostia Arts Center hosts many varied events, including the East of the River Book Festival where poet Sami Marinda read