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Sitar Arts Center Receives a $50,000 Grant from the Genesis Inspiration Foundation to Support Youth Arts Programming in Washington, D.C.

June 1, 2023

(Washington, D.C.), June 1, 2023 – Sitar Arts Center will receive a $50,000 grant from The Genesis Inspiration Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to connecting youth to the transformative (Read More)

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

March 2, 2023

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, 2023 – Today more than 30 (Read More)

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Other Regional Leaders Break Ground on EucKal Project with Jubilee Housing and Sitar Arts Center

November 8, 2022

New Buildings Will Feature Fifty Units of Affordable Housing in Ward 1 and Expand Sitar’s Arts Education and Workforce Development Programming   Washington, D.C., November 8, 2022 – Mayor Muriel (Read More)

Sitar Arts Center’s Create Change Gala at Planet Word

October 26, 2022

The event raised over $355,000 for arts education programming and honored the legacy of community leader Nancy M. “Bitsey” Folger (Washington, DC) October 26, 2022 — Sitar Arts Center hosted (Read More)

Sitar Arts Center and Bloomberg Philanthropies Partner to Bring Arts Internship Program to Washington, D.C.

June 16, 2022

Twenty-five local rising public high school seniors will be offered college readiness training and paid summer internships at renowned arts and cultural organizations in Washington (Washington, D.C.) June 16, 2022 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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. (Read More)

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