The Atlas Performing Arts Center is a local non-profit and historic venue in northeast Washington, D.C. Atlas’s mission is to “bring people together through the arts to expand
The Atlas Performing Arts Center is a local non-profit and historic venue in northeast Washington, D.C. Atlas’s mission is to “bring people together through the arts to expand the reach and strengthen the bonds of our community” and the organization offers a variety of events and performances each year in the community. While all performances and events are temporarily suspended due to the pandemic, Atlas is working to stay involved with the community.
This year Atlas, like many organizations, is restructuring its typical schedule and agenda and going virtual to maintain several events for the community.
The applications for City at Peace, a program for youth ages 14 to 24 to come together and discuss pressing issues, are now open. The program starts on Oct. 7and ends Jun. 12, 2021. Meetings occur twice weekly; Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The application can be found here.
This year’s program will take place virtually and will aim to provide a safe, nurturing space for participants in the new format. The program strongly emphasizes that it is accepting of individuals from all backgrounds inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, races, builders, dreamers and artists of all disciplines and ability levels. Participants are also able to earn hours of community service through participation.
Atlas has been utilizing its marquee to spread messages of awareness during its closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What started as a set of positive messages on the marque in the beginning of the pandemic has worked to spread awareness about causes such as Black Lives Matter and the death of George Floyd in addition to symbols of honor and remembrance for those who have passed due to COVID-19.
You can follow along with the latest in the marquee by following #MarqueeMessages or visiting (1333 H Street NE) where many Washingtonians have gathered to take photos.
October 3 (Saturday) 1:00 am - June 15 (Tuesday) 1:00 am