Secular Columbarium for the Island at (e)merge art fair

Brooklyn artist Leigh Davis describes her art project, “Secular Columbarium for the Island,” as an installation that would be an imagined memorial of artifacts from Southwest’s history mixed with associated objects, to create a “mythologization.” Davis’s process uses art and research, blending interviews with residents with her inspiration to create this unique piece which connects […]

From Vacant to Vibrant, An Old Church is Transformed

A wrought-iron fence spray-painted neon pink is not something one would expect to see in an old southwest D.C. neighborhood.  At 700 Delaware Ave. SW the fence is the last thing that stands out against an old church that has been completely transformed into a mural.  Formerly a place of worship, the historic building is […]

Southwest Civic Leader Receives Award

Southwest civic leader Thelma D. Jones received the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy “Standing in the Gap Award” at its recent Annual Celebrity Auction at the Arnold and Porter scenic venue. Jones was recognized for her outstanding volunteer service with the organization since the early 2000s. In praising Jones’ long-standing commitment to the organization, […]

Mixed-Use Development Planned for Capitol Riverfront District

Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc., which pursues investment and development opportunities across the country, and Grosvenor Americas (GA) announced today that they are planning to develop a mixed-use complex of more than 650,000 square feet in Washington, DC’s Capitol Riverfront district. The mixed-use development will be located between M and N Street, fronted by First […]

Friends of Southwest DC Continues Awards

Friends of Southwest DC (FOS) had a great annual meeting earlier this year when we heard from various awardees with “stories” about how our grants were used. FOS grants included: to EmmaUS, which provided outings to the Philadelphia National Constitution Center over the summer for youth in the Near Southwest; to SW Comm-Unity Forum which […]

Want to Go? My Fair Lady at Arena Stage

WHAT: My Fair Lady (Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical, based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and directed by Molly Smith) WHERE:  Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater WHEN: Nov. 2, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013 TICKETS AND INFORMATION:  Call 202-554-9066 (General) or  202-488-3300 (Sales) or check online […]