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.
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
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
Investigate how civic hacking, open data and technology innovations can make DC better.
Moderator: Martin Austermuhle, WAMU
Matt Bailey, Director of Technology Innovation, The Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Emily Brown, International Economic Development Council
Traci Hughes, Director, DC Office of Open Government
Aliya Rahman, Tech Community Organizer
Tuesday, February 16
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
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.
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.