SW Library Receives Two Cherry Trees

By Mike Goodman On March 27, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Southwest Library held a dedication ceremony honoring the planting of two cherry trees in the library’s park, adjacent to the playground. The ceremony was held exactly 109 years after the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to […]

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 […]

VP Kamala Harris Art Installation On Display At The Wharf

By Southwester Staff On March 8, the Wharf and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) unveiled plans for a new crochet art installation celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris. I’m Speaking, which was announced to coincide with International Women’s Day, is the work of LA-based artist Londone Kaye.  Kaye’s work has been seen in Times Square […]

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 […]

Banneker Park Undergoes a Major Facelift

By Matt Koehler Towards the end of January, Southwesters likely noticed that the trees around Banneker Fountain at L’Enfant Plaza had been cut down. The Southwester noticed the community chatter, so we looked into it to find some answers.  Banneker Park and Fountain are getting a much needed upgrade, which should be completed early next […]