In today's second Curbed Cup semifinal, and also today's second matchup of Northeast vs. Southeast, we bring in two neighborhoods that have gained a reputation for their artistic communities (and street art). Both neighborhoods have come out in droves to vote, so this matchup ought to be particularly close. Remember, you have 24 hours to get in your votes.
Brookland is bringing a luxury bent to their artistic community with appearances like people like the Sartorialist and Monroe Street Market's Art Walk, but the neighborhood's artistic roots run deeper and wider. Brookland may be known for its artistically interesting graffiti, but it also allows artists to live and work in places like Artspace Lofts. Plus, between Dance Place and Catholic University's very active musical theatre program, there's no shortage of live performances in the neighborhood. As far as newer initiatives, look for a proliferation of yarn and the forthcoming appearance of Busboys & Poets.
Even before the Anacostia Playhouse brought theatre performances to Ward 8, Anacostia was home to places like Honfleur Gallery (which hosted Foto Week DC events), Vivid Solutions Gallery, Anacostia Arts Center and the Anacostia Community Museum, which is part of the Smithsonian. It's also home to summer long events like Lumen 8 Anacostia. In non-artistic related news, Anacostia will also soon be home to an enormous greenhouse. Check out what the city's teenagers also found engaging about last year's Curbed Cup champion.
The top remaining seed is up against last year's champion. Place your votes!
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