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DC to MD Art Exhibition
Vivid Gallery and The Prince George's African American Museum have teamed up to present the collaborative exhibition, 7/8...9 and 40 Acres Deferred. This show looks at regional migrational patterns, and exploration of the contrived "American Dream".
The significance of the collaboration is further contextualized by the importance of the African American history with North Brentwood, MD and the Anacostia Neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Featured artists include:
Sandra Davis,
Carmen Mazyck,
Beverly Price,
Tim Davis,
Ayanna Long,
Jerrell Gibbs,
and David Cassidy

The PGAAMCC opening reception takes place on Friday October 12 from 6-9PM at 4519 Rhode Island Ave North Brentwood, MD 20722. The AAC opening reception takes place on Saturday October 13, 2018 from 2-5PM. The show runs from October 12 through November 17 at both locations.

Vivid Gallery is an exhibition space that opened in 2010, located inside the Anacostia Arts Center and is a project of ARCH, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creative economy of Historic Anacostia. Learn more at  archdc.org

So many exciting things are happening next year, we need your support to bring Anacostia this season of arts, culture and small business. The Anacostia Arts Center - as a project of the community based nonprofit organization - ARCH - provides free music and visual arts programming, including All The Way Live Tuesdays!, Second Sunday Jazz, Anacostia Artist Market and much more. 
In 2017, the Anacostia Arts Center became home to MahonganyBooks, the first bookstore East of the Anacostia River in more than 20 years. This family owned business has exceeded expectations, garnering local and national notoriety. Nubian Hueman, a boutique that caters to unique and highly curated fashion and art, has been so successful in their five years, that they were able to expand the store. This expansion was subsidized by ARCH and the Great Streets Project, in order to support growth in the Anacostia community.
In the Black Box Theatre, we have hosted, Helen Hayes Award-winning plays, musicals, film screenings, community meetings and comedy shows. On our walls we have exhibited more East of the river artists than any other gallery in Washington DC. We are in the community and for the community!
The Hive 2.0, another project of ARCH, is the only co-working space in Southeast DC. Home to over 60 small businesses and entrepreneurs, like Trusted Solutions Group which provides construction jobs for returning citizens and the underemployed. 

Everyday, someone discovers that ARCH has a place for them. With a sun-drenched lounge and chill creative atmosphere, people come to the Anacostia Arts Center to shop, eat, and create. These guests range from students, to people between housing, executives, politicians, writers, painters, musicians and entrepreneurs. 

YOU can help us continue our work into 2019 by contributing to our goal of $30,000. Every dollar and dime makes a difference. 

Thank you for your support. Come visit us soon. 
#anacostiaarts #goanacostia
Jerri Hubbard: Burning Inspiration
Local Artist
Local artist Jerri Hubbard is a survivor of the the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing complex fire which displaced 160 senior residents.

Ms. Hubbard was one of eleven artists featured in the 12th Annual East of the River Exhibition at the Honfleur Gallery in July this year.
"I was able to save a few pieces of my work but this gives me a reason to start creating again" - she stated.

Ms Hubbard will celebrate her 78th birthday later this month. Her optimism is truly inspiring, we can't wait to see what new pieces she creates.
In partnership with East River Jazz, come enjoy an afternoon of jazz for free in the lounge featuring Benjie Porecki Organ Ensemble.
October 14 from 3-5PM FREE
This fall J.A.M. is turning up the heat! With more show and more dates J.A.M. the Revue, the metropolitan area’s exciting song and dance revue, is getting inTENSE. Created by choreographer Jeremy A. McShan, this 10th production is a crowd-thrilling musical spectacular!

Oct 26 through Nov 10 at 8PM $15-$22
BLACK GOLD Afrofuturism Art Exhibit
Black Gold celebrates Black Excellence throughout time and space. Uniting figurative and abstract elements, these five artists create vivid representations of Black culture that exist independent of temporal experience. 

Nov 30 through Jan 5, 2019
Fashion Vendors Wanted!
This event is the HIVE 2.0's first fashion and beauty entrepreneurship conference. Prepare for a day of FREE panels, networking events, and workshops for creatives. With partners like the Anacostia Arts Center, Ooli Beauty, and Check it Enterprises-- the day is sure to be a hit!

email Jess - Jess@thedchive.com
November 10 11AM - 6PM FREE
1231b Good Hope Road SE WDC 20020
Fierce, fashionable momma!

DC native Lynette Loss was raised in Historic Anacostia. She became interested in vintage clothing at a very young age. Despite her passion for art and fashion, she studied Accounting Business Administration and received a B.A. Degree from the University of the District of Columbia.

Lynette wore only vintage suits at work, she received so many compliments that she decided to start a wardrobing business and named it “Lynnie’s Fashions!”
Lynette Voss
While working full-time and operating her own business, Lynette took a part-time Sales Associate position at Nordstrom. She quickly worked her way up to Assistant Manager after becoming a top seller in the Women’s Active, Handbags and Fashion Jewelry Department. 

Lynette managed several clothing stores, owned and operated kiosks in local malls. She hosted several fashion shows, displaying all of her fabulous finds. Finally she decided to open a boutique of her very own. That’s when Vintage & Charmed was born!

Lynette takes great pleasure searching and finding all of the one-of-a-kind fashions that reside in her boutique. Vintage & Charmed is located in the Anacostia Arts Center. Open Tuesday through Sunday.
Omar Epps
MahoganyBooks is thrilled to present a powerful conversation on fatherhood featuring world renowned actor & author Omar Epps. Join us for this intimate exchange as Epps discusses his new book, From Fatherless to Fatherhood.

Space is limited so get your book and reservation now! Event Link
When you give to the Anacostia Arts Center, you sustain Anacostia Arts.
1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC, 20020 - (202)-631-6291