Dear H Street Neighborhood Friends,
Green Door Advisors and The Pink Line Project are thrilled to present the Temporium, a pop-up design shop, in the former R.L. Christian Library Kiosk at 1300 H Street NE. The Temporium will showcase some of H Street’s and DC’s best designers and artists from July 23 through August 15. The project supports the District’s Temporary Urbanism and neighborhood retail development initiatives, and we think this project will fit in perfectly with the creative vibrancy already happening on H Street. We are really looking forward to being part of the neighborhood for a few weeks this summer!
A little about the project: with the help of DC-based artists Billy Colbert, Albus Cavus, and amRadio, we will transform the kiosk into a cool design shop and event space using repurposed materials and lighting. Over 20 DC-based fashion, art, home deco, and jewelry designers will rotate through to showcase and sell their unique creations. A few of the great local designers who will display their designing prowess include: Dana Greaves, Derringer Friday, Bill Johnson, Kristi Riggs, Hugh & Crye, and many others. We will also program DC-based musicians and performance artists to perform on the opening and closing weekends with the help of Josh Phelps, who is currently organizing the Monumental Music Festival, and Bluebrain, one of the most creative musical duos working in DC right now. Finally, we will also be coordinating with other creative businesses in the neighborhood to provide unique programs such as a panel discussion on the emerging art scene with Conner Contemporary on July 31. Please let me know if you have any ideas for collaboration!
Through bringing together and showcasing DC designers, celebrating local music, offering artistic programming and linking into other neighborhood events and resources we hope the Temporium will attract residents and visitors to H Street NE and grow the creative framework. The Temporium will also help meet several objectives established by the District of Columbia through the Creative DC Action Agenda and the Retail Action Strategy including supporting creative entrepreneurs, highlighting the retail potential of emerging areas like H Street NE, activating vacant spaces and promoting neighborhood commercial corridors. District partners include the DC Office of Planning, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and the DC Department of Real Estate Services.
Both Green Door Advisors and The Pink Line Project are committed to engaging with our H Street community friends in the creative, artistic and economic development of the District of Columbia, and we look forward to working with you on this initiative!
We’ll be posting updates about the project at www.temporiumdc.com. We are still adding content to the site and we welcome your contributions.
Marisa Gaither Flowers, Green Door Advisors
Philippa P.B. Hughes, The Pink Line Project
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