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)