Washington Project for the Arts curates art exhibits in the Lobby Project. Creative original works by local artists from DC and Baltimore adorn the walls.

Upcoming Reception
March 31: Opening Reception for DC Climate Photo Contest. Light fare will be served. Click here to RSVP.

Past Receptions
October 21, 2014: Opening Reception for Michael Crossett
December 11, 2014: Opening Reception for JD Deardourff
February 5, 2015: Opening Reception for Erin Curtis
May 6, 2015: Opening Reception for Coolidge High School students
June 4, 2015: Opening Reception for Tang
September 17, 2015: Opening Reception for David Bellard
March 10, 2016: Artist Reception for Sally Canzoneri


Nerds in NoMa

Bring on the Nerds: A Speaker Series Featuring Pop-Up Lobby Activation Project

‘Nerds in NoMa’ is a free speaker series that will let you explore your favorite nerdy topics, from D.C. street art to food trucks to health technology. On four Tuesday evenings this winter, bring your happy hour crowd for a few drinks and learn something new from the city’s top experts. Wine, beer and popcorn will be available.

‘Nerds in NoMa’ will be held on the following Tuesdays:

Tuesday, January 19
Hack DC
Investigate how civic hacking, open data and technology innovations can make DC better.

Tuesday, February 16
Whose Art?
Explore the process of making public art and making art public.

Moderator: Jen DeMayo, Hill Rag

Kriston Capps, Writer, CityLab
Emily Arden Eakland, Founder, ReCreative Spaces
Robin-Eve Jasper, President, NoMa BID
Mazi Mutafa, Executive Director, Words, Beats & Life

Tuesday, March 15
Urban Adventure
Get the low-down on finding the urban adventure that’s right for you.

Moderator: Matt Liddle, REI

Lee Cain, Director of Recreation, Anacostia Watershed Society
Becky Curtis, Director Programs & Partnerships, C&O Canal Trust
Nelle Pierson, Deputy Director, WABA
Karen Zeiter, Program Manager, Rock Creek Conservancy

Tuesday, April 19
Capital Climate Change*
Examine the ways DC is addressing climate change.

Moderator: Tommy Wells, Director of Department of Energy & Environment

Harriet Tregoning, Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Angela Fritz, Deputy Weather Editor, Capital Weather Gang
Dave Good, Manager, Energy and Sustainability, Gallaudet University 

*ASL interpretation will be provided.

Evening events are 6-8PM and are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6PM and the speaking program begins at 6:30PM.



1200 First Street, NE (Corner of First and M Streets, NE)
Closest Metro: NoMa/Gallaudet U (Red Line)

All Lobby Project events are free and open to the public.


About The Lobby Project

The Lobby Project is an initiative of the NoMa Business Improvement District in partnership with the DC Office of Planning’s Temporary Urbanism program. Together, we created a vibrant destination where people socialize and work. For two years now, the NoMa BID has hosted art openings through a partnership with Washington Project for the Arts, as well as the Nerds in NoMa lectures. We also want to thank Polinger Shannon and Luchs and Principal Real Estate Investors.

Follow @NoMaBID for regular updates on special vendors at the Nerds in NoMa events.