Most of you have heard of the harrowing story of Lakira Renee Johnson “a 21-year old woman who was pregnant with twins. Around 10pm on August 30 as she emerged from a Northeast Washington, DC carryout store she was shot in the stomach. Police described her as a bystander who was not targeted by the gunman. Lakira went […]
The first exhibit, Ward 5 Wonders, includes work by six local artists who either live or work in Ward 5 in Washington, DC. Adam Bradley and Sarah Wegner both work in bronze, creating humanoid figures that struggle through issues of identity, aging, fear, and pain. Duly Noted Painters and Shawn Lindsay also represent humanity in their […]
Who could use an extra $50,000 to freshen up or improve their small business? Silly question, right? The Great Streets Small Business Grants Application period is open again until October 21, 2016. You can find out more and apply by visiting Great Streets Grants on the DC.gov website. Great Streets will also be hosting an information […]
Vendors can now register for your spot at the Procrastinator’s Holiday Market. Register now through November 18th to avoid a $20 late fee that will be applied if you register after this date. In other words, vendors need to not procrastinate to get their spot lined up. Last year’s market was a great success and […]
Gotta Catch ’em All – on RIA Main Street! (Follow this event on Facebook for the latest details.) On Saturday, August 13, charge those phone batteries, and join us on RIA Main Street for a big day of fun, food, and Pokemon. Businesses up and down the RIA Main Street corridor are offering specials to […]
Art in the Park(ing Lot) continues in August with a Backyard BBQ (featuring the Bub City BBQ Rig)! Join us for live music, food, and fun as we continue to change your expectations of how much fun a parking lot can be. Get more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/239326526466328/.
July 8, 2016, WASHINGTON, D.C. – ReCreative Spaces, Mid-City Development, and local artists and organizations are pARTnering to launch Art in the Park(ing lot) this July in the NE DC neighborhood of Brentwood. Through a series of fun, interactive events for all ages, the initiative seeks to promote local engagement and neighborhood wellness, while also […]
After months and months of discussion and work, we’ve decided to try out a new look for the RIA Main Street site. We welcome any feedback and comment using the form below. Please share and don’t be shocked if things change again (hopefully getting better with each step). Thanks!