Arts & small business development go together like a hand in glove in Anacostia and that is why I really enjoyed my time working in Anacostia for ARCH Development Corporation (a Ward 8 nonprofit). To see the small business owners thrive, the local artists that now have a place to show their work, the fun had by friends and neighbors and all of these things taking place in a neighborhood that a decade ago had a negative perception. I am always so excited to see the wonderful things happening in Anacostia and how people can enjoy great things in their very own community. I really treasure my time working for The HIVE 2.0 and on projects like the Anacostia Arts Center, Honfleur Gallery, Vivid Solutions Gallery, LUMEN8ANACOSTIA and a ton of other stuff. I am lucky enough now to work on projects for the Anacostia Business Improvement District another great resource for a thriving Anacostia. These organizations and several more are why so many wonderful things are happening in Anacostia. We should all be proud!
I hope that all of you out there can come out on Saturday and contribute to Anacostia's revitalization and support local small businesses owners and artists in the process.
We did this - together.
Uncovered | Scott G. Brooks & Todd Franson
Vivid Solutions Gallery
(1231Good Hope Rd SE/Anacostia Arts Center)