Perhaps a Mural at Lansburgh Park?

By Gabriele Strauch SWNA Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) is pleased to announce an exciting youth activity project in the making: creating a painted mural at Lansburgh Park, located at 1098 Delaware Ave., SW. Pending approval by the ANC and DPR, the work for the mural will begin in mid-May.  YATF has identified the artist […]

ARTECHOUSE Opens 4th Cherry Blossom Season with a Hope of Renewal

By Matt Koehler Walking into Renewal 2121 (https://www.artechouse.com/program/renewal-2121/), masked but amidst a small jubilant crowd of early viewers, I felt lighter than the last time I experienced one of ARTECHOUSE’s cherry blossom-themed interactive exhibits. Much has happened in the past year that has caused intense existential anxiety. Some parts of the world are just starting […]

SW Gardens Plants New Initiatives in 2021

By Pamela McKinney  Southwest Community Gardens (SW Gardens) was founded in 2013 to create a space where neighbors can connect with one another in a hands-on, peaceful, and respectful environment around the activity of growing produce. Since the beginning, we have maintained 10 communal plots that allow anyone in the community to participate in growing […]

“Hybrid” Cherry Blossom Festival Underway In DC

By Southwester Staff An oft-repeated pandemic refrain is “the coronavirus doesn’t care” about various phenomena like borders, the NCAA basketball tournament, campaign rallies, and so on. In DC, we might say cherry trees “don’t care” about the pandemic.  At the time we wrote this piece, the cherry blossoms had started blooming, and planning for the […]

Setting the Stage for 2021: Interview with Molly Smith

By Sheila Wickouski  The 2019-20 season celebrating Arena Stage’s 70th Anniversary was planned with performances of people “fighting for what matters to them.” Early in 2020 and throughout the year, though, things changed dramatically, from on-stage stories of people fighting to real protests and riots in the streets.  We talked with Molly Smith, Artistic Director […]