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Sitar Stories


20th Anniversary Virtual Gala

September 29, 2020

You’re Invited to Sitar Arts Center’s 20th Anniversary Virtual Gala  Click Here to Watch on YouTube – Live on Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7:00 PM FEATURING: Inspiring Pre-Recorded Performances and Student Award Presentations Special Video Tributes Exciting Live and Silent Auctions All safely broadcast from the spacious rooftop of The LINE Hotel DC and streamed (Read More)

Fall Online Classes Open for Registration!

September 4, 2020

We can’t wait to see you online this Fall and we are so excited to offer a wide range of arts programs for your whole family. Sitar has made important changes including offering three semesters and a different registration process this year. These decisions were driven by our desire to keep our community healthy and (Read More)

Camp Sitar Online

May 29, 2020

CAMP SITAR 2020 ONLINE This summer Camp Sitar is changing our regularly scheduled programming to offer you Camp Sitar Online! Camp Sitar Online will offer amazing classes, camp activities and virtual field trips that you will be able to access from the comfort and safety of your homes! All classes offered will be live with (Read More)

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

July 13, 2017

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

August 19, 2015

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)

Meridian Hill Pictures

January 27, 2015

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)

The Washington Ballet

November 1, 2014

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

June 15, 2014

 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)