A rendering of a potential park on Connecticut Avenue, part of the plans for the Dupont Underground arts district.

A rendering of a potential park on Connecticut Avenue, part of the plans for the Dupont Underground arts district.

An arts coalition recently signed a lease with the District of Columbia to develop the unused underground trolley tunnel space under Dupont Circle. They envision turning it into a cultural destination, which will include art and design-related galleries, performance spaces and pop ups. It’s something D.C., Hyattsville, Rosslyn and other communities are aiming for in creating development featuring designated arts districts. We explore what it takes to create space for the arts.

Guests

  • Julian Hunt Co-principal, Hunt Laudi Studio; Founder, Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground
  • Juanita Hardy Executive Director, CulturalDC
  • B. Stanley Executive and artistic director, DC Arts Center

Photos: Dupont Underground

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