Known for its importance in many sectors of government and music, Washington D.C. is also filled with amazing black art. From Benjamin Banneker’s pivotal work in building the city to Phillip Freelon’s current work at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, D.C. is oozing with inspiration. It is critical to keep this type of work flowing in D.C., despite the surge of gentrification. Having spaces which help to cultivate and acknowledge black artists is vital in keeping the spirit of D.C. alive. Here are four spaces in and around the D.C. area that keep black art thriving:

Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center


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Emergence Community Arts Collective


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Serengeti Gallery 


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Overdue Recognition Art Gallery 


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