Meet SWBID Heroine and Operations Administrator Idania Arteaga 

By Southwest Business Improvement District Staff Southwest DC is “the place to be” and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) is a big part of that reputation.  We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, and visit. What started […]

MuralsDC Honors Pioneering Women in STEM Fields 

By Southwester Staff  One of the newest MuralsDC artworks is located in Southwest, in partnership with JBG Smith, the Department of Public Works, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the SWBID.  Artist Ally Grimm, aka A.L. Grime, brought a larger-than-life mural to L’Enfant Plaza at the corner of D Street SW, and the […]

Southwest Peace Gardens Open With Community Celebration

  By Melissa Silverman  On October 7, three new Peace Gardens opened in Southwest DC with the intention of preventing future gun violence while honoring lives previously lost. The gardens include dedicated spaces for contemplation and remembrance, as well as a range of activities for young people, including community service, recreation and social events.  The […]

Annual Sunday Suppers Generate Community Poetry

  By Southwest BID Staff On Sundays in August, the SWBID invited neighbors to join us at the Southwest Duck Pond for our annual Sunday Suppers event. This summer, attendees worked together to co-create a poem at each supper. Curator Beth Ferraro of The Art Island asked each table of guests to write one line […]

Pop-up Arboretum Hanging Out in Lansburgh Park

By District Department of Transportation Staff DDOT Urban Forestry Division and Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) are collaborating on a new initiative, a pop-up arboretum in Lansburgh Park, launching around August 2. The pop-up arboretum is a temporary exhibit of nineteen notable trees ranging from a young paw paw tree to mature yellow buckeye trees. […]

Meet Charlene Porter of the SWBID

Southwest DC is fast becoming the “place to be” in the District. Over the next few months we will spotlight the dedicated staff of the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) who are focused on making our neighborhood a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work, and visit. SWBID Environmental Ambassador Charlene Porter is one of […]