Your Chance to Help An Innocent Bystander

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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 […]

Art Enables

Art Enables Exhibitions Running Thru September

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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 […]

2016 Great Streets Grant

DC’s Great Streets Small Business Grant Application is Open

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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 website. Great Streets will also be hosting an information […]

Art in the Park(ing) Lot Flyer

Art in the Park(ing lot) Brings Free & Fun Activities to Rhode Island Ave NE this Summer

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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 […]

Need feedback on new site design

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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!