Anacostia Arts Center Hires a Director
by Ally Schweitzer
Local theater publicist Kate Taylor Davis has been hired as the Anacostia Arts Center’s director. She’s been on staff since late May; the center’s owner and operator, the nonprofit ARCH Development Corporation, announced the hire today.
Davis previously led communications at Imagination Stage and Olney Theatre Center.
The 9,300 square foot Anacostia Arts Center has been hosting events since April, according to a press release sent this afternoon. The rental venue, with its multiple galleries and black-box space, is part of ARCH’s grand plan to turn Anacostia into an arts district, as Washington City Paper explored in depth in a recent cover package. The center didn’t host a grand opening party, but the kickoff of the Lumen8 festival last weekend served as a de facto public unveiling, during which around 1,000 visitors dropped by the center, Davis writes in an email. Anacostia Arts Center also plans to host events booked as part of the ongoing DC Black Theatre Festival this weekend. Its next big event will be the Lumen8 closing party on August 10.