The Living Room Gallery and The Workshop


The Phillips@THEARC Living Room Gallery and Creativity Workshop offer free arts-infused services and programs where residents can actively engage in community-based art, history, and culture with a creative twist. The Phillips worked with THEARC architectural firm Sanchez Palmer and WC Smith to design the spaces.


The Living Room Gallery

The Living Room Gallery is an intimate gathering space and gallery, displaying works from Phillips partnering programs East of the River.

Belonging: Stories from the Seafarers Yacht Club of Washington, DC
January 8-April 22, 2018

This Phillips@THEARC inaugural exhibition celebrates the achievements and ongoing contributions of The Seafarers Yacht Club of Washington, DC, the first African American Yacht Club in the United States, located in Southeast DC, along the Anacostia River. Spearheaded by Double Nickels Theatre, this archival project includes portraits of original club members, the current Commodore (the club president), and a number of active captains and members who were photographed, filmed, and interviewed. 

May 12-June 17, 2018
This exhibition is the culmination of the parent-child workshop with AppleTree Early Learning Center. The co-created program included a series of workshops for AppleTree families to create family symbol-portraits that reflect their personal stories. 
July 14, 2018-February 17, 2019
The 2017–2018 Art Links to Learning: Museum-in-Residence program at Turner Elementary School and Washington School for Girls culminates in an exhibition showcasing arts-integrated works created by students in grades K-8.

The creativity Workshop

The Creativity Workshop is a dynamic environment where creativity can come to life. With floor-to-ceiling magnetic whiteboards and large storefront windows, the workshop will be a place for the community to engage in artful activities and programs.