Tarot V could not happen without the generous support from the ARCH Development Corporation, inviting us into their home at the Anacostia Arts Center. Their neighborhood on Good Hope Road is an hothouse for local entrepreneurship, and home to a number of options for food and shopping you can enjoy on your way to the show.
The Anacostia Arts Center
The Anacostia Arts Center opened in 2013. It is 9,300 square feet, and includes a 1,000 square feet Black Box Theater; space for five galleries/boutiques; a short term exhibition gallery called Blank Space SE, a café, and an 800 square feet lounge area. Learn about the building’s history. While The Arts Center is new, its parent organization, ARCH Development Corporation, has been working in Anacostia since 1991. For the majority of its history, ARCH focused on neighborhood small scale business development and general business support.
Inside the Anacostia Arts Center is E Life, brought to you by the owners of Everlasting Life Restaurant & Lounge. A fuse ethnic soul food with a 100% vegan menu. Come by and experience all they have to offer! Open 11 AM-5 PM Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 AM-4 PM on Sundays. Try the Cashew Mac and Cheese!
On the same block of Good Hope Road two doors down from the Arts Center is Open Crumb, a family owned bakery and sandwich shop offering home-style cooking and freshly baked goods, open Monday-Saturday until 6 PM. Try the fried chicken sandwich!
MahoganyBooks is a local independent bookstore that believes in social entreprenuership. They take a leadership role in the African American community by promoting reading, writing, and cultural awareness as tools to improve self-esteem, self-love and ultimately our communities to enrich the lives of motivated individuals. www.mahoganybooks.com
Nubian Hueman is a catalyst for culture, community, and the development of the creative economy by connecting the consumer to independent artists from across the world. We bring popular culture, and fair-trade to a modern brand experience by serving as a means to promote collective interaction, community development, and global responsibility through a fresh and artistic platform. They partner with close to 400 artists and designers, from 6 different continents, and over 25 countries. We are the only digital and brick-and-mortar with 99% of it's products made and purchased by people of color. Essentially we are the link that binds creative sustainability and international commerce. www.nubianhueman.com