CultureCapital – Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

Check out this coming weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital.com, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

DC Hip-Hop Theater FestivalDC Hip-Hop
Dance Place. Fri. & Sat.  
Dance Place hosts Jack Ya Body Dance Makers Showcase as part of the 16th annual DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival presented by Hi-ARTS. Going into its 16th year, Dance Place hosts five emerging hip-hop dance artists as part of Hi-ARTS’s annual DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival. Artists Charise Pinkston, Christopher Law, Briana Stuart, Makeda Abraham and AwE connect words with dance through this year’s theme: “Word is Bond.”

Anyone Can Act – One-time Workshop
Theatre Lab School Anyone Can Actof the Dramatic Arts. Sat.
Take two hours on a Saturday and learn some fundamentals while having a great time with other people who want to explore different sides of themselves. Get in on the act!

Capital Fringe FestivalCapital Fringe
Capital Fringe. Various locations.
20 venues in H Street NE, Trinidad and Downtown featuring 100+ productions creating a city filled with non-stop theatre, dance, music, visual art and everything in-between.

CultureCapital.  Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

CultureCapital – Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

Check out this coming weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital.com, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

Art on 8th: DC CasinerosArt on 8th
Dance Place at Busboys & Poets @ Brookland. Fri.
Learn the popular Cuban social dance Rueda de Casino.

Jazz SingerJazz Singer
Library of Congress. Thru Jul 23.
This exhibit offers perspectives on the art of vocal jazz from the 1920s to the present. Drawn largely from the Library of Congress Music Division’s collections, including the photographs of William P. Gottlieb and the papers of Max Roach, Chet Baker, and Shirley Horn, among others, it features singers and song stylists from both on-stage and off.

Capital Fringe FestivalCapital Fringe
Capital Fringe. Various locations.
20 venues in H Street NE, Trinidad and Downtown featuring 100+ productions creating a city filled with non-stop theatre, dance, music, visual art and everything in-between.

CultureCapital.  Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

RELEASE: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s August 2016 Events

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:

PHONE: (202) 547-6839
Hannah Jacobson/Director of Marketing & Strategy

FAX: (202) 543-1723
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

EMAIL: hjacobson@chaw.org
545 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

WEB: www.chaw.org
TWITTER: @CHAWinDC

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s August 2016 Events

July 8, 2016–The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents the following events in August 2016:

Fridays, August 5 & 19 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing – The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Fridays, August 5 & August 19, 2016 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model in a session without formal instruction, facilitated by artist Will Fleishell. Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels are available. The session is $15 for drop-in students. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Fridays, August 5 & 19 – Friday ARTnights: Knit & Sip –After the hustle and bustle of a long week relax, reconnect with your friends and like-minded knitters, in a fun, neighborly environment. Enjoy light refreshments, coffee, tea and wine. Bring your own project or purchase a kit from the instructor to learn the basics. All experience levels welcome. The workshop takes place 7:00pm-9:00pm on Fridays, August 5 & August 19 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. $30 per session + optional $10 for starter ball of yarn and knitting needles. For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.

Friday, August 6 – Paint Bucket Campaign Fundraiser: An Enchanted CHAW Evening of Song with Delia Zeilinski – Performance at 8pm at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop; tickets $20 and may be purchased online or by calling CHAW at 202-547-6839. Delia will perform art songs, operatic arias and musical theatre (see the program online: https://www.razoo.com/us/story/An-Enchanted-Chaw-Evening-Of-Song). A very important part of CHAW’s mission is ensuring that everyone in the community has access to art programs, no matter their financial circumstances. CHAW has never turned a child away for inability to pay for an art class. Support this mission – and enjoy a wonderful musical evening—at this fundraiser to benefit the annual Paint Bucket Campaign for tuition assistance. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible. Need another reason to attend? Ambar restaurant, which serves delicious Balkan cuisine just a block away from CHAW (http://www.ambarrestaurant.com), is offering 10% off a la carte dinner menu to guests who show their donation receipt that evening (discount does not apply for bottomless dinner or happy hour). Make your reservation online or call (202) 813-3039 and mention CHAW.

Thursday, August 11 – Sunday, August 14 – World Premiere Theatre Performance – Alice Adams – Join CHAW for a world premiere event: Alice Adams, a musical in progress composed by Julliard-trained Bob Convery.
The workshop performances will be held in the accolade-winning black box theatre at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE (just two blocks south of the Eastern Market metro on the orange/blue/silver lines), as well as in the Lab II Theatre at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE.

Workshop performance dates are as follows:
• 7:30pm on Thursday, August 11 & Friday, August 12 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
• 7:30pm on Saturday, August 13 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lab II Theatre
• Matinees will be held Saturday, August 13 at 2:00pm at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and Sunday, August 14 at 4:00pm at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lab II Theatre
Tickets are $20. For more information and to purchase tickets, call CHAW at (202) 547-6839. To purchase tickets for performances taking place at the Atlas Theatre, visit: http://www.atlasarts.org/event/capitol-hill-arts-workshop-alice-adams/.

More information: Robert Convery, composer, is known for his stunning cantata, “Songs of Children,” based on the writings of the children of the Holocaust and performed at the opening of The U.S. Holocaust Museum in 1983. There will be a post-performance feedback/discussion with the composer after the August 11th performance, with possible additional sessions at other performances. Convery has adapted Booth Tarkington’s novel,Alice Adams, the 1921 Pulitzer Prize Novel. Convery’s adaptation includes 15 characters and 21 original songs. Brittany Baratz, who has appeared in numerous musicals, including at the Kennedy Center and Olney Theater Center, will appear as Alice Adams.

“Alice Adams” is supported by funding from Brother Help Thyself, Capitol Hill Community Foundation, and the Bernard Myers Fund for the Performing Arts. Monarch Title is the corporate sponsor.

Friday, August 12 – Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip – Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) for Paint and Sip, part of CHAW’s popular Friday ARTnights program, for an evening of painting and wine on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Receive step-by-step instruction from CHAW teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear as you create your own masterpiece, all while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. Please call CHAW at (202) 547-6839 to register. For more information, visit www.chaw.org.

Friday, August 12 – Friday ARTnights: Grooving with GiGi – Hip Hop – Born from the concrete jungles of NYC and LA, you will learn old school and new school hip hop moves. The workshop takes place at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE, 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday, August 12. Registration is $25; contact CHAW at 202-547-6839 to register.

Friday, August 26 – Friday ARTnights: Crafts & Craft Beer – Join teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp for an evening of crafting, community, and craft beer with DC Brau brews while you work on projects that allow you to unwind, engage your creativity, and enjoy artful conversations with friends old and new. No experience is necessary. The workshop takes place 7:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, August 26 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. $35 per session. For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.

Monday, August 29 – Fall Classes Begin for CHAW Youth Arts Program – Join CHAW this fall for your daily dose of Confidence, Creativity, and Community! Our unique afterschool youth arts program blends skill-building, technique, and artistic integrity with a warm, diverse, community-minded environment that encourages students to take creative risks and develop both artistically and personally. To learn more and register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.

Throughout August: Fall (+ full year) Registration Open for Classes for Youth, Early Childhood, and Adults!

CHAW’s Annual Paint Bucket Campaign for our tuition assistance program ends August 31. This year, our goal is higher than ever: raise $70,000 in 70 days to provide access to quality arts experiences for everyone. CHAW has never turned a student away for inability to pay for an arts class. For more information on the Paint Bucket Campaign and to donate, visit http://www.chaw.org/donate or call CHAW at 202-547-6839.

Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transformative power of creativity.  CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans. CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW is a featured charity in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy, mentioned as Best Venue to See on the Cheap in DCist’s 2014 Best Theater Venues in DC, the 2015 & 2016 winner for Best Arts Class in the Washington City Paper Readers’ Poll, 2014 & 2015 Hilly Award winner for Best Arts Organization/Venue, and the winner of 2012 Best in the City awards for “arts classes for kids” and “arts classes” in The Washington Post Express.

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RELEASE: Registration Opens July 11 for Afterschool Youth Arts Program at CHAW

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:

PHONE: (202) 547-6839
Hannah Jacobson/Director of Marketing & Strategy

FAX: (202) 543-1723
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

EMAIL: hjacobson@chaw.org
545 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

WEB: www.chaw.org
TWITTER: @CHAWinDC

Registration Opens July 11 for Afterschool Youth Arts Program at

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

July 7, 2016—Online, phone, and in-person registration will open July 11 for the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) Youth Arts Program (YAP).  For almost forty-five years, CHAW has offered high quality arts programming in a fun and dynamic space that encourages Confidence, Creativity, and Community, and we are delighted to present information and registration for our full year of signature programming.

The CHAW YAP experience provides just the right balance of creativity and exploration with professional, warm teachers in a welcoming community of friends both old and new.  The flexible program allows for opportunities to delve into new subjects at a beginner level as well as explore more advanced concepts in each art form at every age level.  As with all CHAW programs, we offer tuition assistance and payment plans to ensure that a CHAW class may be made available to all.  Transportation options are also available with CHAW vans that will pick up students at a variety of area schools.

Deputy Director of Education Leslie Mansour said, “To us, it’s not “just” an arts class, because art is life.  Everything we do should focus and have art incorporated into it.  So kids are not just coming in to learn about art: they’re learning about life, about themselves, and about how to fit into the world genuinely and not lose sight of that.  Art keeps the focus on those authentic feelings of identity and the community you belong to–and art provides a lens on how you can change the world with that perspective.”

This year, classes include a wide array of visual and performing arts studios, from ceramics to photography to puppetry, painting, and beyond, in addition to dance, music, and theatre opportunities.  All classes culminate in a Performance Festival & Exhibition, which will take place on Saturday, December 10. For more information: http://www.chaw.org/yap-after-school-arts.

Classes begin August 29, and there will be a special in-house registration event that is free and open to all on August 27.

To learn more and register, visit CHAW at our website, www.chaw.org, or give us a call at 202-547-6839.

Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transformative power of creativity.  CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans. CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW is a featured charity in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy, mentioned as Best Venue to See on the Cheap in DCist’s 2014 Best Theater Venues in DC, the 2015 & 2016 winner for Best Arts Class in the Washington City Paper Readers’ Poll, 2014 & 2015 Hilly Award winner for Best Arts Organization/Venue, and the winner of 2012 Best in the City awards for “arts classes for kids” and “arts classes” in The Washington Post Express.

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CultureCapital – Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

Check out this coming weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital.com, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

Art Exhibit — Take It OutsideTake it Outside
Foundry Gallery.
An exhibit of artwork by Foundry Gallery members inspired by the outdoors. Work displayed represents a wide array of mediums and styles.

Smithsonian FolklifeSmithsonian Folklife Festival 2016
National Mall.
This year the Folklife Festival celebrates resilient communities around the world. Discover how the Basque Country sustains culture, drawing on traditions to innovate in a rapidly changing world. Learn renowned cooking techniques and phrases in the Euskara language. Experience bertsolaritza poetry competitions and stone-lifting matches. Drink a refreshing glass of cider or rioja wine and meet master artisans. Explore the Sounds of California through the music and stories of immigrant communities shaping the diverse state. Interact with artists in music workshops and stretch out on the lawn for an evening concert series.

Capital Fringe FestivalCapital Fringe
Capital Fringe. Various locations.
20 venues in H Street NE, Trinidad and Downtown featuring 100+ productions creating a city filled with non-stop theatre, dance, music, visual art and everything in-between. Enjoy creative experiences and artists developing their artistic visions in total freedom without any curatorial barriers as art takes over neighborhoods, animating the spaces — from traditional theaters, to corner bars, to vacant storefronts.

CultureCapital.  Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

CultureCapital – Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

Check out this coming weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital.com, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

Hubert RobertHubert Robert, 1733–1808
National Gallery of Art.
Known fondly as “Robert des ruines” because of his penchant for painting ancient ruins, Hubert Robert was regarded during his lifetime as one of France’s most successful and prominent artists. In this exhibition some 50 paintings and 50 drawings will chart his development in Rome and subsequent high level of accomplishment after his return to Paris.

Source FestivalSource Festival
CulturalDC at Source Theatre.
Source Festival debuts 24 original works for the stage including three Full-length plays, evenings full of 10-minute plays and more. Produced by CulturalDC and performed at the Source Theatre on 14th Street.

4th of July4th of July Weekend
Various locations.
Celebrate July 4th in Metro DC with this guide from CultureCapital.com. Find schedules for fireworks, parades, concerts and more happening from July 1st – 4th right here.

 

CultureCapital.  Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

CultureCapital – Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

Check out this coming weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital.com, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

One Life: Babe RuthBabe Ruth
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
Babe Ruth’s memorable persona will be highlighted in a selection of historic prints, photographs and personal paraphernalia representing “the Babe” both as a Yankee slugger and a national celebrity.

miranda kerr dressChamber Dance Project: Ballet & Brass
Chamber Dance Project’s third Washington season features DC’s popular street band, Brass Connection, playing live, and three world premieres by three choreographers: DC’s hip-hop artist Victor Adebusola, New York choreographer Jennifer Archibald, and Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning to a score by Bryce Dessner with the Chamber Dance Project string quartet.

Source FestivalSource Festival
CulturalDC at Source Theatre.
Source Festival debuts 24 original works for the stage including three Full-length plays, evenings full of 10-minute plays and more. Produced by CulturalDC and performed at the Source Theatre on 14th Street.

CultureCapital.  Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

Featured Grantee: Ruth Stenstrom, Director

Stenstrom.Ruth.07.CASSAWorkshopPosterRuth Stenstrom — CASSA Arts Workshop News

Since Oct 1, 2015, 258 men and women at Clean & Sober Streets have participated in the CASSA Arts Workshop sessions directed by Ruth Stenstrom, working with two art therapy interns Amanda Wise and Kiyoko Timmons from George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program. Participants have created paintings on canvas, drawings, music, fiber art and fused glass jewelry in CASSA’s Open Arts Studio. CASSA also sponsors bi-weekly museum trips for participants who have recently included the Robert Irwin exhibit at the Hirshhorn, the African Art Museum and “Wonder” at the Renwick Gallery.

Ruth Stenstrom was interviewed for the Potomac Art Therapy Association’s Art Therapy Spotlight for May, 2016 which tells the story about how the program was begun in 1989.

http://www.potomacarttherapy.org/art-therapist-spotlight.html

You can see recent participant artwork on the Clean & Sober Street’s website at:

http://www.cleanandsoberstreets.org/Current_Participants.html

A display of CASSA jewelry and cards will take place on July 7 at the national conference of the American Art Therapy Association in Baltimore.

CultureCapital – Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels

Check out this coming weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital.com, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

Source Festival Source Festival
CulturalDC at Source Theatre.
Source Festival debuts 24 original works for the stage including three Full-length plays, evenings full of 10-minute plays and more. Produced by CulturalDC and performed at the Source Theatre on 14th Street.

DC Jazz Festival logoDC Jazz Festival
Various locations.
10 days – 90+ bands – 300 artists – 60+ venues – 18+ neighborhoods. DC Jazz Festival presents a diverse selection of emerging and master-level talent across the District including Yards Park, The Kennedy Center, The Hamilton Live, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, area clubs and restaurants, and National Parks venues.

Father’s Day WeekendFeature
Various locations.
This Father’s Day Weekend 2016 planning guide will assist you in choosing a show, concert or dance performance or soak in the latest exhibition at a museum or art gallery.

CultureCapital.  Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

RELEASE: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s July 2016 Events

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:

PHONE: (202) 547-6839
Hannah Jacobson/Director of Marketing & Strategy

FAX: (202) 543-1723
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

EMAIL: hjacobson@chaw.org
545 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

WEB: www.chaw.org
TWITTER: @CHAWinDC

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s July 2016 Events

June 8, 2016 — The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents the following events in July 2016:

Friday, July 1 – Theatre Performance – We Happy Few Productions Presents: CHALK At its simplest, CHALK is a story of motherhood. A wise judge draws a chalk circle on the ground to determine the true mother of a contested child. However, it’s also a story about revolution and rebellion. It’s about the choices we are forced to make for ourselves, for our families and for the causes we believe in. It’s about the working class and the wealthy, justice and family, duty and survival. In an ever-changing world where nothing is black and white, how can we judge what’s right?

The show will be held in the accolade-winning black box theatre at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE (just two blocks south of the Eastern Market metro on the orange/blue/silver lines).

Show dates are as follows:
• Performances take place Wednesdays-Saturdays, June 22-July 9, at 7:30pm
• Additional performance on Monday, June 27 at 7:30pm
• Matinees will be held Saturdays, June 25, July 2, July 9 at 2:00pm

Tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.chaw.org or call CHAW at (202) 547-6839.

Fridays, July 1 & 15 – Friday ARTnights: Drop-In Figure Drawing The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) hosts a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Fridays, July 1 and July 15, 2016 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model in a session without formal instruction, facilitated by artist Will Fleishell. Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels are available. The session is $15 for drop-in students. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Fridays, July 1 & 15 – Friday ARTnights: Knit & SipAfter the hustle and bustle of a long week relax, reconnect with your friends and like-minded knitters, in a fun, neighborly environment. Enjoy light refreshments, coffee, tea and wine. Bring your own project or purchase a kit from the instructor to learn the basics. All experience levels welcome. The workshop takes place 7:00pm-9:00pm on Fridays, July 1 and July 15 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. $30 per session + optional $10 for starter ball of yarn and knitting needles. For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.

Friday, July 8 – Friday ARTnights: Paint & Sip Join the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) for Paint and Sip, part of CHAW’s popular Friday ARTnights program, for an evening of painting and wine on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CHAW, 545 7th Street, SE. Receive step-by-step instruction from CHAW teaching artists Ellen Cornett and Sheppard Bear as you create your own masterpiece, all while enjoying snacks and wine. $30 includes all materials and refreshments. Please call CHAW at (202) 547-6839 to register. For more information, visit www.chaw.org.

Friday, July 8 – Friday ARTnights: Grooving with GiGi – Disco – It’s hot outside so let’s make it hotter with Disco moves that would make Donna Summer jealous. The workshop takes place at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE, 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday, July 8. Registration is $25; contact CHAW at 202-547-6839 to register.

Monday, July 11 – Fall Class Registration Opens for CHAW Youth Arts Program Join CHAW this fall for your daily dose of Confidence, Creativity, and Community! Our unique afterschool youth arts program blends skill-building, technique, and artistic integrity with a warm, diverse, community-minded environment that encourages students to take creative risks and develop both artistically and personally. To learn more and register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.

Saturday, July 16 – Stu Searles Solo Exhibit Opening Stu Searles, a member of the Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL), will be exhibiting his solo show in the CHAW gallery from July 16 to August 13. Join the artist and enjoy free wine, cheese, and mingling at the opening reception from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday, July 16 in the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop gallery, 545 7th St. SE. The Gallery is free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 23 – Ready for New York – Summer Edition: an On-Camera Television and Film Intensive In this acting workshop, actors will have the opportunity to showcase a television or film scene of their choice (2 – 3 pages). Based on their work, the judges (the industry panel) will do an evaluation form and give feedback on if they think the talent is ready for New York. The workshop will take place at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. More information on pricing and registration is available by calling CHAW, 202-547-6839.

Friday, July 29 – Friday ARTnights: Crafts & Craft Beer Join teaching artist Clay Hollenkamp for an evening of crafting, community, and craft beer with DC Brau brews while you work on projects that allow you to unwind, engage your creativity, and enjoy artful conversations with friends old and new. No experience is necessary. The workshop takes place 7:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, July 29 at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE. $35 per session. For more information and to register, visit www.chaw.org or call 202-547-6839.

Friday, July 29 – Staged Reading of New Musical, Alice Adams Join CHAW for a world premiere event: Alice Adams, a musical in progress composed by Julliard-trained Bob Convery, which we are also workshopping August 11-14, 2016. Dr. Convery will be in attendance for questions and feedback. The staged reading will take place in the CHAW Dance Studio, with doors at 7pm. For price information and to buy tickets, call 202-547-6839.

Throughout July: Registration Still Open for Summer Camp June-August for K-5, Summer Intensives for Middle & High Schoolers, and Classes for Adults!

CHAW’s Annual Paint Bucket Campaign for our tuition assistance program ends July 8. This year, our goal is higher than ever: raise $70,000 in 70 days to provide access to quality arts experiences for everyone. CHAW has never turned a student away for inability to pay for an arts class. For more information on the Paint Bucket Campaign and to donate, visit http://www.chaw.org/donate or call CHAW at 202-547-6839.

Since 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) has provided arts education to thousands of children and adults in the Washington region, especially from the greater Capitol Hill area. Through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts, CHAW brings together diverse segments of the population to connect through the transformative power of creativity.  CHAW offers a tuition assistance program and flexible payment plans. CHAW is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. CHAW is a featured charity in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy, mentioned as Best Venue to See on the Cheap in DCist’s 2014 Best Theater Venues in DC, the 2015 & 2016 winner for Best Arts Class in the Washington City Paper Readers’ Poll, 2014 & 2015 Hilly Award winner for Best Arts Organization/Venue, and the winner of 2012 Best in the City awards for “arts classes for kids” and “arts classes” in The Washington Post Express.

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