Give ‘Em The Finger: 2017 Local First Awards at Blind Whino

 As veteran DC entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Andy Shallal said, “Give ‘em the finger!” The first annual Local First Awards is hailed as a massive success—conferring honors on high impact local businesses and celebrating the District’s community of entrepreneurs, creatives, artists, and makers that invigorate our local economy. On Thursday, Nov. 9 more than 300 […]

Free DC Yoga at Blind Whino

Photo courtesy of @freedcyoga on Instagram   Free DC Yoga offers free, studio-quality yoga with no strings attached to the community every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Blind Whino, except for Wednesday, Nov. 23 on account of the Thanksgiving holiday. The program has started to get great traction—in the first few weeks getting about 50 people per […]

The Mayor’s Closing of DC General and Southwest’s Future

On Feb. 11, 2016, I attended Mayor Bowser’s community meeting for Southwest regarding her decision to close DC General and build short-term housing in each of the city’s eight wards. The location for one of those shelters is proposed to be located behind the Blind Whino Arts Center near the old Randall school. Every seat […]

Thanks to…

The Southwest Comm-Unity Forum would like to recognize all the organizations that made the ninth annual “Summer In Lansburgh Park” a huge success: Blind Whino, Friends of SW, the SWNA Youth Activities Task Force, the DC Department of General Services, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, ANC 6D, and the First District Police Dept.  

South Korean Artist Makes U.S. Debut at Blind Whino

On October 3, Blind Whino will open the first United States solo exhibition of the Korean illustrator, cartoonist, and animator Kim Jung Gi, titled Vivid Visions: The Art of Kim Jung Gi. During the show, the artist will create a hand drawn/illustrated wall mural on site, measuring approximately 36’h x 120’w, comprised of three different panels inspired by […]