DC Arts Center (DCAC)

dc arts center
Venue Address

2438 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States

The DC Arts Center (DCAC) is the only institution solely dedicated to fostering underrepresented artists in the greater Washington, D.C., area. We believe that by encouraging artists of all types and all levels to pursue their passion, community transformation is possible. Located in Washington, DC’s vibrant Adams Morgan neighborhood, DCAC operates a small arts facility which includes two art galleries, a 42-seat black box theater and office space.

Founded in 1989 as an accessible alternative arts center in response to eroding support for local artists, DCAC has since become a hub of creativity in the visual and performing arts, receiving local, national, and international attention. Artists of all types, including poets, painters, actors, storytellers, sculptors, and performance artists, have been drawn to DCAC from as close as around the corner to as far as from other continents.

  • Mission: The DC Arts Center is the only institution solely dedicated to fostering underrepresented artists in the greater Washington area.

  • Vision: We believe that by encouraging all artists at all levels to pursue their passion, community transformation is possible.

Public Transportation
Woodley Park is the closest Metro. Or Dupont Circle. Bus 43, 90, 96 all serve Adams Morgan.
Parking Options
Street parking. Garage parking available across the street at cost.
Accessibility Information
DC Arts Center is not handicap accessible.

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