Sitar Arts Center engages DC youth, from early childhood to young adulthood, in building a creative community of learning and belonging that removes financial and cultural barriers to arts education and career training.

We provide affordable, high-quality education and workforce development in the visual, digital, and performing arts. Each semester, 80% of students are from DC households at 60% or less of the area median income. Programs take place year-round during out-of-school time in Sitar’s state-of-the-art facilities. 

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Artists Reflect: Juried Exhibit Showcases More Than 30 Visionary Works on Unity and the Environment

Sitar Arts Center’s Cafritz Gallery presents its 13th Annual Patricia Sitar Juried Exhibition highlighting the work of over 30 artists. (Washington, D.C.), March 2,...

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Sitar Arts Center Celebrates Earth Day

For the month of April, Sitar Arts Center is honoring Earth Day with a series of student-led creative activities, artist features, and helpful everyday...

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: A Journey, Not A Destination 

Sitar Arts Center’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging is embedded in our organizational DNA.  Sitar was founded with the conviction that every...

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