D.C. July 30, 2017
by Maura There’s No Other Church In The Nation Quite Like This One In DC
Most people don’t realize how many creative people live in the district. Except, of course, for those of us who live in DC. We know that Washington is full of fantastic creative people who create beautiful art all over the city. You can see unique beauty made from creative minds in every different neighborhood here. But there’s one place that might be the most unique and creative endeavor. Blind Whino might be the most unique church in all of DC.
The Blind Whino, which has also been called the Technicolor Church, is tucked away in Southwest DC at 700 Delaware Avenue.
The church was originally built in 1886 and was once the home of Friendship Baptist Congregation. The Friendship Baptist congregation moved to a different facility and the church passed hands for a few years before it closed its doors in 2001.
In 2004, the Historic Preservation Board designated the entire block historic so the church could not be torn down.
So the owners of the block commissioned an artist to brighten up the Church and a colorful mural was painted. Today, the space has now been redesigned as an artistic space, events venue and community gathering place.
The inside of the space is just as funky and unique as the outside with murals painted on almost every surface and unique lighting and decor throughout the entire building.
On the first floor there is a gallery space of rotating art exhibits. The gallery is open from 12-5pm every day and until 8pm on Wednesdays.
There is a lounge on the second floor and a performance space on the top floor.
They host corporate events, weddings, and activities on a regular basis.
There is even a free yoga class every week there!
The Blind Whino is an incredible example of the creativity that exists in DC!
You can learn more about Blind Whino
on their website.
The Blind Whino is just one of the amazing marvels around the district!
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