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Sitar Stories

2018 Gala: Be a Super Hero

Maureen Dwyer, Executive Director David DeSantis, Board of Directors President The Line INVITE YOU TO JOIN US THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM THE LINE Stay tuned for exciting news and click the link below to purchase advance tickets. Seating at The Line is limited and our 2018 Gala will sell out (Read More)

A TONY for A. Lorraine Robinson, Sr. Director of Programs

Sitar Arts Center’s A. Lorraine Robinson, Senior Director of Programs, was recognized with a 2017 Excellence in Theatre Education Honorable Mention Award. This annual honor recognizes a K-12 theatre educator in the U.S. who has demonstrated monumental impact on the lives of students and who embodies the highest standards of the profession.   “I am (Read More)

Washington Performing Arts

Bringing Arts Education Year-Round to Sitar Washington Performing Arts is one of the leading performing arts presenters in the country and part of its mission is to “provide lifelong learning opportunities through arts education, youth involvement, and community partnerships.” For fifteen years, Washington Performing Arts has been an important Sitar Arts Center partner in bringing (Read More)


Sitar Arts Center students flourish in the arts, in academics, and in life. One hundred percent of Sitar’s high school students graduate and most go on to higher education. Sitar students: Painted a community mural alongside First Lady Michelle Obama. Performed in The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Alice, and other productions, and received partial scholarships (Read More)

Meridian Hill Pictures

The Sitar Arts Center-Meridian Hill Pictures youth documentary program and partnership began in 2011 with the production of Life as a Collage, a 24-minute documentary about beloved local art teacher Tim Gabel. Life as a Collage demonstrated exceptional artistic and storytelling craftsmanship, as it explored a reflexive portrait of a dying artist, his philosophies on life, art and his impact on (Read More)


Sitar Arts Center is very grateful for all of its supporters and presents the Visionary Award to individuals or organizations selected by Sitar’s Board of Directors who have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of financial support, duration of support, or transformational leadership for Sitar Arts Center. The Visionary Award is presented at Sitar’s Annual Spring Gala. Visionary (Read More)

The Washington Ballet

Sitar’s First Artistic Partner Sets the Bar High Artistic partners are part of the core of Sitar in providing high quality arts classes, and today Sitar is proud to have 10 across all artistic disciplines. But there is only one founding artistic partner: The Washington Ballet. “Quality is an integral part of every program at Sitar Arts (Read More)

DC Jazz Festival

 The DC Jazz Festival Celebrating 10 Years and Bringing the Love of Jazz to Younger Generations  Roberta Flack Education Program is an arts education initiative that encourages young people to get “jazzed” about learning. Named in honor of the internationally renowned artist Roberta Flack—who was a DC public school teacher and serves as the Chair (Read More)

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