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News & Events

20th Anniversary Video Series

January 15, 2020

​Where would Sitar be without our beloved Music Associate, Joe Link? The third installment in Sitar’s anniversary video series focuses on the tremendous impact of Joe and Sitar’s Saints Band. We thank Joe for his years of service and for bringing out the light and music in all of his students. We also thank all (Read More)

Cast Your Vote for Our Next Musical

August 1, 2019

Vote to pick Sitar’s 20th Anniversary Year Summer Musical Production! “On the 15th anniversary of the Sitar Summer Musical, and as we look forward to our 20th anniversary of Sitar Arts Center, as an organization, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by letting our audience decide what our 2020 – Sitar (Read More)

Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

January 24, 2019

2nd Annual Early Childhood Professional Development Institute – Meeting of Minds Sitar is hosting a special conversation with leading scholars and artists in early childhood education.  Sitar’s annual Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, “Meeting of Minds,” will take place from February 1-3.  This year’s Meeting of Minds focuses on the intersection of the science of (Read More)

Essence Newhoff Joins Sitar as Senior Director of Development

September 7, 2018

Sitar Arts Center is pleased to announce the hire of Essence Newhoff as Senior Director of Development. Essence is a highly experienced fundraiser who brings passion for Sitar’s mission and impact. She begins full time on October 2 to lead the Center’s efforts to raise funds and investments in support of Sitar’s programs and activities. (Read More)

Sitar Named WWPR’s Pro Bono Client

February 28, 2018

We are proud to announce that Sitar Arts Center has been selected as Washington Women in Public Relations‘ (WWPR) 2018-2019 pro bono client! WWPR will support our work by helping to increase recognition for the Center’s work in DC, developing messaging that will enhance visibility for Sitar among potential partners, and maximize community interest in (Read More)


September 18, 2017

Presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the award is the most prestigious honor conferred by the District of Columbia to individual artists, teachers, and arts organizations.   Washington, D.C., September 15, 2017 – Sitar Arts Center (“Sitar”), a nationally recognized leader in creative youth development serving more than 900 DC children (Read More)

Grant Award from the National Endowment for the Arts

July 13, 2017

Grant Award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Confers A National Level of Distinction for Sitar’s Programs Sitar Arts Center is one of only 113 organizations nationwide to receive grant funding from the NEA as part of the Art Works: Arts Education Discipline grant competition. “Support from the NEA validates Sitar Arts Center’s (Read More)

Step Into the Future Spring Gala

March 20, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM THE HOWARD THEATRE 620 T Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 2017 HONOREES Kathryn Kincaid and Michael Lainoff GALA CO-CHAIRS Patricia and Lloyd Howell, Jr. Be and Bill Sweetman PRESENTING PARTNER   Kindly RSVP by Friday, April 21, 2017 RSVP with your charitable donation online. 6:30 Red (Read More)

Sitar Recognized As “One of the Best”

November 2, 2015

Sitar Arts Center is proud to be selected for the the 2015-2016 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as “One of the Best” community-based nonprofits in the region. Sitar underwent a rigorous evaluation and financial review process. and is truly honored to be in the Catalogue, which is widely recognized in the DC region as the “good (Read More)

Call for Artists for Juried Exhibit

October 8, 2015

Sixth Annual Patricia Sitar Juried Arts Exhibition: Works with Paper Sitar Arts Center celebrates arts in the community, with our sixth annual juried exhibit. The 2015 Patricia Sitar Arts Juried Exhibition will showcase work from local artists, including student and parent artists from the Sitar community in a variety of mediums. The exhibit runs from (Read More)

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