By Audrey Hoffer
Published in New York Times, September 7, 2016
Five Places to Go in D.C.’s North Shaw Neighborhood
North Shaw is popping as a vibrant urban landscape with new shops and restaurants and more in mid-construction. Formerly a 15-acre swath known for gritty streets, parking lots, vacant buildings and chain-link fences, it’s the latest residential, retail and creative hub in the nation’s capital. On warm nights now, crowds pack the outdoor tables of tasteful restaurants on the wide sidewalks near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Eighth Street Northwest; street murals by local artists brighten building facades; and posters promote sumo wrestling and free henna tattoos...
Washington Project for the Arts
A nomadic venue in the district for decades, the nonprofit contemporary art organization is now ensconced in 1,400 square feet of white gallery space. The floor-to-ceiling glass facade faces the sidewalk, allowing passers-by to view works by painters, photographers and performance artists. Between Labor Day and Election Day, the spoken-word artist Sheldon Scott is producing a fictitious political campaign, Sheldon for D.C., transforming the gallery into an active campaign office to promote his bid for D.C.’s first minister of culture...
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September 8, 2016