The District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC) serves the Washington, DC area by presenting high-caliber, challenging works, encouraging professionalism among artists, and by providing a forum for education and cultural exchange. DCAC was founded in 1989 as an alternative arts center for local artists in response to eroding support for local artists. Since then our 800 square foot gallery and 50 seat black box theater have been a hub of creativity in the visual and performing arts; receiving local, national and international attention for its programming. 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 and as far as other continents.

Our gallery promotes emerging and under-recognized artists by exhibiting their work and aims to inspire fresh approaches to artistic development by showing work that other galleries might shun.  Gallery applications are reviewed on an on-going basis. Our theater encourages work at all levels, of all types and is open to all forms of presentation. One night shows, readings, screenings, concerts and long running plays are all welcome. Theater applications are accepted year-round. Our Sparkplug artists’ collective and Curatorial Initiative programs have individual application processes.  All of our programs are open to all; DCAC does not discriminate based on gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.

We invite and encourage participation at every level whether your interest is as an artist, a patron, an intern, a volunteer, a committee member or member of the board of directors, DCAC has a place for you to be involved.

Executive/Artistic Director:
B. Stanley

Office Manager:
Esther Maria Probst

Gallery Manager:
Carolyn Law

Box Office Managers:
Jaron Bowman & Kimothy Storey

Erica Stein & Stephen Bolton

Howard Verp

Web Graphic Designer:
Stuart Greenwell

Web Programer:
Deborah Anzinger

CHAIR: Bruce Kogod President, CEO Maurice Electric

PRESIDENT: Jay Bothwell, Development Consultant

SECRETARY: Rebecca Montesi, LSM Design

Philip Barlow; Collector, Actuary

Kristen Barden; Executive Director, Adams Morgan Partnership Business

Buck Downs; Poet and Writer

Lisa Gilotty; Child Psychologist, National Institute of Health

Thomas Kamm; Principal, Kamm Architects

Molly Ruppert; Owner, Warehouse Theater +Arts Center

Bridget Sue Lambert; Artist

Dee Snyder; Author, Travel Counselor

DCAC is sponsored in part by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The Berenstein Family Foundation, Clark Construction Group LLC, The Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod Family Foundation, J Street Companies, Maurice Electric, Free State Electric, P & P Contracting, James G. Davis Construction, Capron Company Inc., Frozenyo, The Baker-Merine Family Foundation, and our members. Thank you.
2438 EIGHTEENTH STREET NW WASHINGTON, DC 20009 • 202.462.7833