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DISTRICT OF CULTURE

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Where creativity and community meet

A premiere destination for events and a collective of creatives, we are dedicated to shining a spotlight on — and creating space for — arts and culture. We exhibit an array of artistic mediums, curate community-based programming, and host the area’s coolest weddings and special occasions elevating Southwest DC as a vibrant destination and District of Culture™.

We are Culture House.

 
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A Historic Landmark with Forward Vision

Built in 1886, Friendship Baptist Church was among the few buildings left untouched after mid-century urban renewal efforts reshaped Southwest DC. One of the District’s oldest African-American congregations, the building and its mix of eclectic architectural styles serve as a visual reminder of the neighborhood’s roots.

Following a colorful makeover by artist HENSE, the space was reimagined as Culture House (formerly Blind Whino), a bold beacon for creativity and community. Now in our fifth year, we’re eager to meet the city’s desire for locally grown culture and one-of-a-kind visual, musical, culinary, and performance art experiences.

 
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