LUMEN —-> A measure of light
8 —-> Ward 8
ANACOSTIA —> An amazing historic neighborhood in Washington, DC’s Ward 8
LUMEN8ANACOSTIA: A free day and night kick-off festival featuring art, light, and music festival in historic Anacostia. The kick-off festival is followed by six weeks of creative events culminating in a finale event.
LUMEN8ANACOSTIA 2013 will kickoff Saturday, June 22nd with a 12-hour day and night festival with creative events, performances, artistic installations, and family friendly events.
When the sun goes down the Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE and Good Hope Rd SE main streets will come alive with illuminated storefronts, landmarks and murals. Creative spaces from Good Hope Road up Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue will showcase the works of local fine artists, artisans and creative entrepreneurs. The festival will include performances by visual artists, dancers and actors throughout the day and into the night.
LUMEN8ANACOSTIA kicks off Saturday, June 22nd and runs through Saturday, August 10th.
ARCH Development Corporation (ADC) is a twenty-five year old 501[c]  not-for-profit community based organization that believes arts and the creative economy can be employed as part of a comprehensive, synergistic approach to community revitalization in the Anacostia community of Washington, DC. Founded in 1991, the organization began providing small scale neighborhood and business development. In 2004, the Board developed a strategic plan that lead to a change in focus. ADC believes that, in collaboration with other community groups, arts and cultural activities will not only support the individual artist, but it will fuel economic growth while providing programming for residents that is currently unavailable.
- Anacostia Arts Center | 1231 Good Hope Rd SE
- Honfleur Gallery | 1241 Good Hope Rd SE
- The Gallery at Vivid Solutions | 1241 Good Hope Rd SE
- Blank Space SE | 1231 Good Hope Rd SE
- The HIVE small business incubator | 2027 MLK Jr. Ave SE
- The HIVE 2.0 small business incubator | 1231 Good Hope Rd SE
- Eat Shop Live Anacostia | www.eatshopliveanacostia.com
- The ARCH Artist in Residency Program
For more information on ADC visit www.archdevelopment.org
The District of Columbia Office of Planning
The Mission of the Office of Planning (OP) is to guide development of the District of Columbia, including the preservation and revitalization of our distinctive neighborhoods, by informing decisions, advancing strategic goals, encouraging the highest quality outcomes, and engaging all communities.
For more information on the DC Office of Planning visit planning.dc.gov/DC/Planning
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
The mission of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is to provide grants, programs and education activities that encourage diverse artistic expressions and learning opportunities so that all District of Columbia residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of our city. In partnership with the community, DCCAH promotes excellence in the arts by initiating and supporting programs, activities, and policies that inspire, nurture, and reflect the multi-ethnic character and cultural diversity of the District.
DCCAH awarded partial funding for LUMEN8ANACOSTIA through the City Arts Grants.
For more information on the DCCAH go to dcarts.dc.gov.