RhizomeDC is a nonprofit community arts space located at 6950 Maple St NW, in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington DC. We are dedicated to promoting creativity as a force for personal empowerment and community engagement. We also strive to provide a home for non-mainstream programming, and to serve as a hub for people in the community to connect around their shared interests and passions.
We host programs that promote creativity in all its forms. These include concerts, workshops, performances, talks, exhibitions, and demonstration projects in areas such as art, music, technology, theater, local food, poetry, as well as in more esoteric fields of knowledge.
We believe it's more interesting to make your own culture than to consume culture made by others.
We are exploring new approaches to grassroots community education which seek to blur the lines between amateur and professional, teacher and student, and which free learning from rigid models of instruction and explication.
We also strongly support non-commercial artistic experiences and seek to provide a space for artists to create experimental works and share the results with the broader community.
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For any other questions or for additional information, please contact us at info@rhizomeDC.org
“Let us summarize the principal characteristics of a rhizome: unlike trees or their roots, the rhizome connects any point to any other point, and its traits are not necessarily linked to traits of the same nature.” - Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, (1987)
Where are you located?
We are located at 6950 Maple St. NW, a few blocks from the Takoma Metro station (Red line).
Do you have parking?
We have a small lot on the lawn of the south side of the house (the side furthest from Carroll Ave.) that can accommodate approximately 8-10 cars. To reach the lot, drive just past Rhizome and make a right onto Vine Ave. then make a right into our driveway. Please do not park in the Zipcar lot that's adjacent to us on the north (Carroll Avenue) side.
Can I lead a class or workshop at Rhizome?
Absolutely! We embrace a grassroots approach to community education whereby anyone with the relevant expertise and passion in a particular subject is empowered to lead a class or workshop, not just professional educators. This approach greatly expands the kinds of programs that can be offered by leveraging the expertise already residing right here in our community. In a very real sense, the community is the curriculum. If there is a class, workshop or performance that you would like to lead, please let us know