southwest dc



Visit us any time to check out our iconic, eye-catching exterior painted by HENSE. Our normal gallery hours are:

5-8 pm

SATurday + SUNday
12–5 pm

Check out our calendar for upcoming events at Culture House.

We’re located in Southwest Washington, DC, just a short walk from multiple Metro stations and nearby attractions including Nationals Park, The Wharf, the US Capitol, the National Mall, Eastern Market, and The Yards Park.

700 delaware ave. sw
washington, dc 20024

Mission + Vision

Founded on the principle that art is a catalyst for change in the community, Culture House is dedicated to providing inspiration and motivation for those who encounter its power, either through experience or events. Its mission is to provide a functional art space for all to enjoy and learn more about the arts culture through exhibits, events, live performances, and artist workshops. The venue embraces all things creative with all its being.

As an art object itself, with the exterior fully painted by renowned Atlanta-based muralist HENSE, 700 Delaware serves as a pillar for creativity in our nation’s capital.

Culture House is a 501(c)3 dedicated to the arts and community. We rely on donations and volunteers to keep our programming fresh, helping to drive Washington, DC’s exceptional creative scene forward. For branded and sponsorship opportunities, contact donate@culturehousedc.org.


Stephen Tanner, Co-Founder
Stephen co-founded Culture House – formerly Blind Whino – in 2013 on the principle that art is a catalyst for change as it provides both inspiration and motivation for the community. With a background in finance, accounting, and global business ventures, Steve oversees financial planning, contract negotiations, and branding functions for the non-profit’s functional art space.

Ian Callender, Co-Founder + Executive Director
A native Washingtonian, Ian has had his finger on the pulse of the District’s arts and culture scene for the past 20 years. In 2009 he launched Suite Nation, a boutique events design firm, and co-founded Blind Whino in 2013. Overseeing events, artistic residencies, and programs, Ian serves as the Executive Director of Culture House.

Andrew Jacobson, Resident Art Advisor
Culture House’s Resident Art Advisor, Andrew has over a decade of experience in music production and visual art show curation, as well as expertise in the global art market including top fairs like Art Basel and TEFAF. Discover what’s on Andrew’s radar with #CHCultureShock, a series of arts and culture moments and movements posted weekly to the Culture House Instagram.

Samantha Giordano Kim, Marketing + PR
Samantha landed in DC by way of New York, where she spearheaded public relations and marketing programs for various beauty and fashion clients for ten years. Samantha oversees marketing strategy for Culture House, while driving Culture House’s function as a destination for fitness and wellness creatives in the District.

get in touch

Press Inquiries: press@culturehousedc.org
Investment Opportunities: donate@culturehousedc.org
General Inquiries: info@culturehousedc.org

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