Placemaking in Neighborhoods Through the Arts

In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, DC LISC highlights the use of the arts for creative placemaking in neighborhoods. The arts as a catalyst for community development is not a new concept in DC. We salute our partners The Atlas Theater on H Street NE and the Gala Theater and Dance Institute of Washington in Columbia Heights as early examples of creative placemaking in now thriving neighborhoods.

We recognize that the social fabric of a neighborhood is every bit as important as the built environment. Therefore, we are proud to support Dance Place’s work in the Brookland neighborhood and ARCH Development’s efforts in the Anacostia neighborhood.

Brookland Anacostia
LISC Partner LISC Partner
Dance Place ARCH Development
Creative Placemaking Creative Placemaking
New Dance Place Performance Center at Monroe Street Arts Walk Anacostia Arts Center
Status Status
 Under Renovation Now Open!
Place Place
The Monroe Street Arts Walk is everything we want in a neighborhood; a place to dance, art galleries, and new housing walking distance from the Brookland metro.  The Anacostia Arts Center will be a magnet; drawing longtime and new residents to come and spend their dollars enjoying Historic Anacostia.