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  • “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist
    once he grows up.”
    – Pablo Picasso

    “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture,
    society must set the artist free to follow his/her vision wherever it takes him/her.”
    – President John F. Kennedy

    District Playground aims to encourage all individuals to reach beyond their boundaries and explore the true magic of the imagination. Recognizing the unique, but not surprising link between art and healing, our mission incorporates two distinct components:

    Community Outreach. By connecting with members of the community through creative channels of art and healing, District Playground will break down the protective barriers we hide behind while living in the city, and help build an inspired community focused on creativity, sustainability, kindness, and respect. Please come back to learn more about our upcoming events. Or contact us to let us know you’re interested in learning more.

    Creative Village. District Playground seeks to establish an environmentally friendly, indoor, urban village in which members of the creative community of Washington, DC can come together to explore the outer boundaries of their imaginations in a safe and welcoming environment. The organization will strive to enable individuals from all backgrounds to discover and enjoy the multiple benefits achieved through participation in the arts, including enrichment of the body, mind, and spirit of individual participants, as well as strengthening of the local community. District Playground will share information with members about responsible consumerism and alternative healing, offer members a space to practice their art, promote members’ work through in-house and public demonstrations, provide living space for a handful of creative individuals, and strive to incorporate philosophies of sustainable community development into all activities.

    Thank you for visiting!