by November 10, 2010 at 7:00 am 2,435 3 Comments

MidCity Arts District, Uptown Arts District,

One of three logo design options. The final public meeting on the branding of the arts district was Monday night. (Tom Hay)

From Tom Hay

The last public meeting on the city-funded Arts District branding project took place Monday night at the Hamiltonian Gallery. The stewards of the grant, Andrea Doughty and Carol Felix, made the last pitch of a nine-week design charette that hopes to give a market brand to the Arts District centered on the 14th and U St. corridor.

The project has had three public dialogue meetings, two public design reviews, an online poll, an independent survey and numerous consultations with stakeholders and marketing professionals.


The name for the District has been narrowed down to either DC Arts District or Arts & Design District. The graphics for the names present them in their artful form as DCAD and A+DD respectively. We are going to have to wait for the final decision on the name; the project leaders need to make the last round of visits to community stakeholders.


by November 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm 1,691 0

MidCity Arts District, Uptown Arts District, Borderstan

Uptown Arts Overlay is the official name given to the area by the DC Government. (DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs)

The final public meeting on the Arts District branding campaign is tonight at 7:30 pm at Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street NW. Tonight’s meeting is a follow up to last Monday’s presentation of logo/brand concepts, which were prepared by the Branding Project’s Creative Team.Tonight’s presentation will incorporate feedback from last Monday’s meeting.

For more information, see Borderstan’s post, Potential Design Schemes Unveiled for Arts District; you can also go to the branding project’s blog.

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by November 5, 2010 at 5:00 am 1,221 0

Sculptor Robert Cole in his Logan Circle studio. His studio is one of 18 on this weekend’s Mid City Artists Open Studios. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Cecile Oreste at danceDC

First… Mid City Artists and the Arts District Branding Project will be hosting a Meet and Greet this Friday from 6pm to 8pm at Hounshell Real Estate/Gary Fisher Gallery at 1506 14th Street NW. Learn more about the branding project and meet some of the artists who will be opening up their studios this Saturday and Sunday.

Second, if you haven’t partaken of a Mid City Artists Open Studios weekend, it’s a great opportunity to discover artists in the neighborhood and take in the sites and sounds of the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

You’ll have the chance to meet some great local artists, eight of which have previously been featured on Borderstan — check out the list below.

Download a Mid City Artists map with studio locations and hours for Nov. 6-7. Total of 18 studios will be open this weekend.

Mid City Artist Profiles




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