CHAW Works! 2019 End of Year Campaign

This campaign ends on December 31 at 11:59PM EST

PINK CATS, SHAKESPEARE and GIANT INSECTS

Where else can you find a violinist in a pink cat costume sharing space with a troupe of Shakespearean actors, an exhibit of memorial quilts, a tap dancer who started taking classes in order to help her quit smoking, a little boy who is blind and deaf asleep on the lap of his counselor because he had such a fun and exhausting day at summer camp, and a professional artist drawing a ginormous fly on the wall of our art gallery? 

It’s not a trick question. 

Hint: It’s the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW).

For almost 50 years CHAW has been a hub for the exchange of ideas among and appreciation for students, artists and audiences of every stripe.   The diversity of CHAW is what makes it unique.   The people of Capitol Hill are what make it special.   

CHAW works because the arts enable us to share the stories that unite and connect us. CHAW works to encourage the creation of art that defines us. CHAW works by providing a place that allows us to develop skills, nurture talent, meet new people, and socialize with old friends.  CHAW works because we all need a vehicle for self-expression and a place where we feel we belong. 

Your donation today will keep this neighborhood treasure alive and vital for the sake of all future dancers, campers, artists, and pink cats of our community. 


 YOUR DONATION DOLLARS AT WORK! 

Last year, 725 students took 930 classes; 112 students took 3762 private music lessons; 11 theater companies gave 103 performances viewed by 2472 audience members; and, 2347 people participated in outreach classes, community workshops, and partner programs at CHAW.  We hosted 2 professional artist residencies, 10 art exhibits, and 2 performance festivals; And, we provided $112,000 in tuition waivers, subsidized rental fees and pro-bono services to anyone who needed them.

 Financial contributions from our generous donors are what made this all possible.

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