Cello Time with Henry Stubbs, 11/21 @ 2 PM


Join us for a celebration of discovery! On November 21, Levine Music will bring an array of instruments for visitors to touch and play with support from Henry Stubbs. Learn more about instrumental music, lessons, and so much more during this great event.


Everything kicks off at 2:00 PM on 11/21/21


RSVP here: https://www.levinemusic.org/event/cello-time-with-henry-stubbs/#rsvp-now


Honfleur Women in Arts Grant Program

Honfleur Gallery is delighted to announce an invitation to apply for the new Honfleur Women in Arts Grant Program. Established in loving memory of Sharon Hughes Gautier, a founder of Honfleur Gallery, The Women in Arts Grant Program focuses not only on the contributions that women have made to the artistic community in the District of Columbia, but also the hardships and discrimination that so many women artists have faced in presenting their work.

In 2022, this grant will be awarded to an individual or collaborative who propose the most compelling project surrounding the discrimination and misogyny women artists face, or have faced, specific to the music industry. 

To apply you must be a college student or instructor/educator who is either enrolled in, teach at, or lecture on or is a graduate[s] of a women’s study program. Applicants must be DC-based. Project examples could include blog series, plays, films, lecture series or research papers. Projects must be completed within one year period.

There is no established format for a proposal; however, the submittal must be in a word document that includes a detailed description and a time schedule for the project, as well the credentials of the individual/collaborative applying. In excel format, a detailed budget must also be provided. Elaborate submittals with many attachments are not necessary. Finalists will be contacted if further information is needed to evaluate a proposal.

The deadline for submittal of a proposal is March 15, 2022.

A zoom meeting on the grant program will be held on December 15, 2021, at 11am. Persons interested in taking part can contact Honfleur by emailing a request at email hidden; JavaScript is required. While attendance at the zoom meeting is not required, input will be requested from potential applicants. 

This award is made possible by Sharon Hughes Gautier’s family.

For more Information about The Women in Arts Grant Program or for submitting a proposal, email Duane Gautier at email hidden; JavaScript is required.



Honfleur Artist in Residency 2022 Program

Honfleur Gallery is delighted to announce the invitation to apply for its 2022 Artist-in-Residence program. 

This annual program is a realization of the vision of the late Sharon Hughes Gautier to provide artists with the necessities of time and funding to create their work. 

This program is a melding of Honfleur’s ongoing commitment to artists that live and work east of the Anacostia River in Washington DC, Sharon’s passion for art and her appreciation of a community that is so incredibly rich with history and creative talent. 

This residency comes with both specific project funding and a monthly stipend. Funding is provided by Sharon’s family.

This program is open to emerging or professional artists in any artistic discipline, including (but not limited to) visual, performing, spoken word, literary arts, film as well as curation of an exhibition. The artist must live in Ward 7 or 8 pursuing research or in the development stage or production of artistic project/exploration.

There is no established format for the proposal. The submittal must be in a word document which includes a detailed description and the time schedule for the project. In excel format, a detailed budget must be provided.

The deadline for submittal of a proposal is March 31, 2022.

Last year’s recipient was JaySun, a multi-talented artist who grew up and currently lives in Anacostia. Project funding was provided to produce a film “Life: On The Rocks” written by Jay Sun. The film depicts how life-long residents of the District of Columbia are feeling the brunt of police brutality and gentrification and how “adjustments” must be made to survive in a city that is pushing the residents out of their own communities.

For more Information about or for submitting a proposal, email Duane Gautier at email hidden; JavaScript is required.


Date Night @ Anacostia Arts Center: Art All Night, September 25 | 5 PM to Midnight



Anacostia Arts Center will be opening its doors for a special Open House to celebrate this year’s Art All Night! We’re doing something special for the lovers, so bring your special someone! Expect a night full of live performances, a candle-making class for couples, and local makers with special pieces to take home. We’ll also open the Honfleur Gallery, currently home to Sara Dittrich’s Keeping Pace, for gallery visits.



RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-all-night-date-night-anacostia-arts-center-tickets-171288728197


Open House @ Anacostia Arts Center | August 29 2:30 PM – 7 PM

Open House @ Anacostia Arts Center is a celebration of the creative ecosystem thriving in DC. This month, expect an afternoon full of music, activism, poetry, and a Black owned business showcase. Vendors include Ejima Yarn, The Kitchen Physician, Black Squirrel Company, and DC Honey.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-anacostia-arts-center-part-2-tickets-166686009341

3:00 to 7 PM: Black Owned Business Showcase

Come shop with us! Our Black Owned Business showcase will feature local makers and creatives with one of a kind finds.

Interested in Vending? Fill out this form to learn more about the requirements: https://forms.gle/9zY5BahqT1D9ErZX9

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3:00 to 7 PM: Black August Celebration w/ Nubian Hueman

Black August is an annual commemoration and prison-based holiday to remember Black freedom fights and political prisoners and to highlight Black resistance against racial oppression. Nubian Hueman and See Squared will be leading a special letter writing workshop where participants will write to Black women political prisoners.

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4:00 to 7 PM: Release: An Open Mic Experience 

Our friend, DJ Artis, will be in the house to host a special community open mic. Release A space for artists to share, develop and let their crafts. This open mic is for creatives of all ages, gender expressions, and skill sets. Come share your poetry, music, and stories with a community ready to receive you as you are.

The open mic is a free community building experience for local artists to grow, develop and share their craft.

NO HATE SPEEECH PERIODT!Limit to 2 pieces 5 min max time

Blood Memories: Celestial Reflections of Our Ancestors

For Black Americans, Generational memory is the great miracle of Pan Africanism. While many Black Americans may never know their ancestors’ names and geographic origins, many have received a wealth of cultural memory passed down for generations. A wide array of distinct African traditions have driven the Black community forward in the face of decades of systematic oppression in America. This magic isn’t a mistake or a happy coincidence. The passing down and celebration of African memory is our birthright. Blood Memories: Celestial Reflections of Our Ancestors celebrates the wonder of African beauty, and survival, in America.

Blood Memories runs from August 13, 2021 – October 2, 2021 in the Anacostia Arts Center at 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020. The Opening Reception will be held on August 21 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM. The event will feature a brief artist forum, live music, and karaoke. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM.


More about the artists:


Rashad Ali Muhammad is an interdisciplinary artist of the African diaspora from the Washington metropolitan area. Muhammad builds a sense of wonder and mystique in his art as he blends his lived experiences, vivid imagination, and refined aesthetic to create striking representations of the human spirit. His formal education in Graphic Design and Photography at American University helped develop his style and artistic choices. Muhammad’s series of work featured in Blood Memories centers on collage. Collaging reminds him of his ancestor’s ability to create new ways of existing from disparate sources. While ties to their indigenous homes were broken, they blended their knowledge and skills in a new world to survive and persevere. Collage fuses various repurposed material, each with a distinct meaning, combined to create new connections and meanings that captivate and engage the mind.


As a digital artist, Dominiqua Eldridge pushes herself to create and design balanced, clean,cohesive, colorful, and detailed pieces. Her work depicts black women and men who represent the identity of Black culture in America. With a Digital Art & Design background, studied at Towson University, Dominiqua uses her learned skills and techniques to create digital and mixed medium art. Her work has been featured in “RAW Washington DC presents OVATION” at Howard Theatre, “Meridian” at Towson Arts Collection, and “Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure” at The Baltimore Museum of Art (currently installed till late 2021). With just four years under her belt, Dominiqua continues to push forward in her art career, proving to the world that digital art is a form of fine art!


Fourteenth Annual East Of The River Show, Opens June 12

Celebrate the greatness of Ward 7 and 8 based artists with us all summer! ARCH Development (Anacostia Arts Center, The HIVE 2.0, Honfleur Gallery) and the Black Artists of DC have partnered to curate the Fourteenth Annual East of the River Show.

Dedicated to showcasing creative brilliance East of the River, this year’s exhibit will feature over 15 unique creatives with dynamic stories to tell on canvas. Luis Peralta, Dwayne Martin, Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu, and Edward Nassau are among the featured artists. This year, you’ll be able to place bids on pieces in the show in person and online. Everything kicks off at 6 PM on June 12 at the Anacostia Arts Center. 1231 Good Hope Rd, SE 20020.


Call For Artists: East of The River Show + Auction

DC Artists East + Black Artists of DC (@zsudayka) are searching for #Ward7 + #Ward8 based artists to participate in this year’s East of The River show and auction.
Ready to apply? Send us an artist biography and work samples to be considered. Apply by 5/7!

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Sharon Hughes Gautier

It is with a heavy heart that the ARCH Family announces the death of one of its founders. Sharon Hughes Gautier who died on  January 7th after a short, but devastating illness. Sharon was not only one of the original staff but also the one who inspired the development of ARCH Training Center and ARCH Family Services which over 25 years provided more than 11,000 DC individuals and families with job training, education, and social services. 

Sharon was also the originator and funder of the Honfleur Gallery “East of the River Distinguished Artist Award” which annually recognizes a living East of the Anacostia River artist for creative excellence as well as for having a significant impact on the cultural landscape of Washington, DC.