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2020 ECA Meeting of Minds Institute: Artful Play

January 31, 2020

At the first event in Sitar’s 20th Anniversary year, a host of internationally known guest presenters and panelists convened with community members here at the center—sharing knowledge and discussing forward-thinking (Read More)

How Local Partnerships Support Sitar Arts Center

December 19, 2019

For many community-based nonprofits, partnerships enhance programming and provide a bridge to the working world. This model is embodied by Sitar Arts Center, WWPR’s 2018-2019 nonprofit pro bono client. Fourteen (Read More)

3 Ways Sitar’s Mural Arts Program Helps Summer Interns Develop Key Workforce Skills

June 10, 2019

Research consistently shows that when young people from low-income neighborhoods have access to affordable and creative extracurricular programs, they are more likely to experience more future professional opportunities. Sitar Arts (Read More)

Sitar’s Star Shines Bright through Saints Band

April 18, 2019

If you live in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, open your windows the evening of April 25. You may just be able to hear the Sitar Arts Center’s band – known (Read More)

Sitar Arts Center Shows Every Day Why Arts Education is Essential

March 15, 2019

When schools face tight budgets, arts classes are often the first to be cut. Music and painting are often viewed as “extras” in comparison to reading and math. But at (Read More)

A Conversation with Kieran Hayes, Sitar Arts Center Volunteer, and Donor

February 25, 2019

Kieran has lived in the DC region for several years but currently resides in Vienna. Sitar came into his life almost three years ago. Aspirations of potentially pursuing a career (Read More)

Sitar Alum Spotlight: A Conversation with Christina Lucas

January 24, 2019

The learning experiences that many young performers and artists gain at Sitar Arts Center have been such a strong influencer that several Sitar graduates have formed the Sitar Alumni Actors (Read More)

Getting to Know a Sitar Arts Center Alumnus

December 20, 2018

A talented pianist and aspiring toxicologist, Israel Nuñez says he owes his life to Sitar Arts Center. Much as they did with Nuñez, Sitar sets more than 900 young people (Read More)

Sitar Selected as a Grantee of Bloomberg Philanthropies

September 7, 2018

Sitar Arts Center is excited to share that it is a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational (Read More)

Mayor Bowser Visits with Students at Sitar

February 28, 2018

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser recently visited with Sitar Arts Center students and they were eager to share their artwork, their stories, and their hopes with their city’s leadership. Ten year-old Sitar (Read More)

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