A new 35,000 square-foot artist-friendly performance venue will feature touring artists, theater, and community programming. Events will be designed for full-day activation of Art Place: from a coffee offering at 7am to a nightcap after a show.
A Maker Space for resident artists and guests, an Immersive Art experience and active programming along the 4th Street Walk will enliven Art Place throughout the day.
When complete, Art Place will feature a 25,000 square-foot Aldi grocery store and bring an additional 27,000 SF of walkable retail to Fort Totten. Today Art Place (Phase 1) includes Love and Care Development Center, Ramdass Pharmacy, ShiningStars Dentistry, T-Mobile, DMV Urgent Care, Rocketship Public Schools and the just opened 40,000 square-foot OneLife Fitness and Sports Club.ALDI GROCERY STORE
Completed in 2017 The Modern at Art Place is a 520 unit apartment building which includes 100 affordable units just steps from the Fort Totten Metro Station. Art Place Phase 2 will include an additional 294 units framing the 4th Street Walk. 30 affordable artists residences and a new Maker Space in the expanded apartment complex will ensure art is not just experienced at Art Place but made.The Modern
The new experimental Food Collective at Art Place is designed to highlight the art of food… a place where 20+ chefs can start up, be creative, and test new ideas. Anchored along 4th Street Walk the Food Collective, a Tap Room and a Speakeasy will accommodate friends meeting for coffee, families eating lunch before visiting the Explore! Children’s Museum or couples on date enjoying dinner before a show at the Performance Venue.
Along with children’s programming at the performance hall, Art Place will be home to the new Explore! Children’s Museum Hub. An engaging collection of exhibits and activities designed to spark creativity and wonder.Explore Museum
Art Place is a development of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation the largest private, independent, local foundation dedicated exclusively to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Foundation is the legacy of Morris Cafritz - one of Washington’s leading commercial and residential builders from the early 1920’s to the mid-60’s—and is committed to improve the quality of life for residents of the area.
In just the last ten years, $185 million has been awarded to more than 961 organizations in categories including Community Services, Arts & Humanities, Education, Health and the Environment.
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