Founded in 1989, the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC) is the hub of alternative arts activity in Washington, DC. A nonprofit organization located in the culturally diverse Adams Morgan neighborhood, DCAC honors its mission by presenting high-caliber, challenging works, encouraging professionalism among artists, and by providing an ongoing forum for education and cultural exchange.
With a 750 square foot gallery and a 50 seat black box theater, DCAC provides a professional venue for visual and theater artists, and supports structured programs through which artists in all media can practice both the craft and business of art.
Since its inception, over 200 visual arts exhibitions and more than 500 performance events have illustrated the need for DCAC. Poets, painters, actors, storytellers, sculptors, filmmakers and performance artists have been drawn to the Center from as close as around the corner and as far as from around the world.