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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RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

News

Sitar Arts Center Presents the International Online Art Collective’s “Chain Reaction” Exhibit

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2024 — Sitar Arts Center is pleased to welcome to its Cafritz Gallery ”Chain Reaction,” a captivating 100-piece art exhibit by the 14-member International Online...

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Events

Jazz and Entrepreneurship: Behind the Scenes with Omrao Brown

On April 10, 2024, Sitar Arts Center hosted its second engagement in its “Artists at Work” series. Charis Gomez, the executive producer and host...

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Blog

Celebrating Our Vital Volunteers: A Heartfelt Thank You During Volunteer Appreciation Month 

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and before the month end, we at Sitar Arts Center welcome the opportunity to express our boundless gratitude to...

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