Coming Soon: The Anacostia Arts Center

from the Washingtonian

When it opens June 22, the Anacostia Arts Center will make a single square mile of historic Anacostia one of the most arts-centric districts in the city. The latest project from Arch Development—which also runs Honfleur Gallery, Gallery at Vivid Solutions, and business “incubators” Hive I and II—offers five new galleries, a black box theater, a rehearsal space and yoga studio, and a cafe and restaurant at the back, which will be run by the people behind Petworth’s Domku. “A lot of people asked us why we didn’t put the cafe up front,” says Arch founder and CEO Duane Gautier. “But part of our purpose is to bring people in, so they can see the art.”

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