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20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary Events

Join us for the following events occasions, and performances and keep an eye out for the exciting continued rollout of the 20th Anniversary Video Series.


Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
January 24, 25, 26
Please join us for our annual Early Childhood Arts Professional Development Institute, “Meeting of Minds”, led by Sylvia Zwi. The 3-day Institute is an essential time for Sitar’s community of artists, educators, and facilitators to come together.


Sitar Alumni Actors Theater Co. Presents “The Piano Lesson”
February 28, 29, March 6, 7, 13, 14
Sitar Alumni Actors’ Theater Company is producing August Wilson’s Pulitzer prize winning play, The Piano Lesson. Click here for tickets!


Faculty Showcase
March 27
Help us celebrate the incredible talents of our volunteer teaching artists and Sitar staff during our annual Faculty Showcase, on Friday, March 27th, at 6:00 PM! This event is free and open to the public.


20th Anniversary Gala
April 30
The 20th Anniversary Gala will honor Sitar Arts Center’s mission with student and alumni performances, special tributes, a seated dinner, and an auction filled with one-of-a-kind experiences at the LINE DC.


Spring 2020 Student Showcase Week
May 11 – 16         
Showcase Week at Sitar Arts Center is a series of phenomenal performances, and art exhibit, by some of DC’s most talented young artists.

Volunteer Appreciation Event
At the end of each semester, we like to celebrate our volunteer teaching faculty with a special gathering in recognition of their tireless commitment to our students and community.


Sitar Community Reunion
June 6
Come to the reunion and enjoy food, fun, and fanfare in celebration of 20 years of Sitar! Join us in the neighborhood on June 6 to kick back and see old friends, to catch a few of Sitar’s signature show-stopping performances, or to let loose dancing in the moon bounce. People are the heartbeat of Sitar, and we can’t wait to reunite with two decades of families, friends, students, and supporters!


Summer 2020 Musical – “Annie”
August 6 – 9
We hope you will join us for our 20th Anniversary Summer Musical, Annie, brought to the stage by your vote. In this madcap adventure, Annie, our heroine, triumphs over tragedy with the help of family and friends. Similar to Sitar, it’s the people supporting her who make Annie who she is. Led by Senior Director of Artistic Programs and Strategic Partnerships A. Lorraine Robinson, the show will feature students as young as six and as old as 24. Keep your eyes out for appearances from parents, staff, and board members. The musical sells out every year, so stay tuned for more details.

Summer Alumni Social
August 13


Annual Sitar Costume Party
October 30
Dress up, and join in on the fun activities/games and food with Sitar staff, volunteers, friends, and family!


11th Annual Patricia Sitar Juried Exhibit
November 5
Artists across the area are encouraged to participate and submit art pieces for display to collectively embrace the arts in our community. Theme: TBA


Volunteer Appreciation Event
December 3
At the end of each semester, we like to celebrate our volunteer teaching faculty with a special gathering in recognition of their tireless commitment to our students and community.

Fall 2020 Student Showcase Week
December 5 – 11
Enjoy five days of student performances from Sitar’s young musicians, dancers, actors, and an exhibit for our amazing visual artists. All performances are free and open to our community!

Winter Bash
December 12
Come to Sitar and celebrate the end of the session with us at our Winter Bash! We will have several games and crafts happening, as well as a performance & our Graham Cracker House competition!