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What We’re All About

While at Hill Center, you may see concerts, art classes, a history lecture, and so much more happening all at once! We are dedicated to bringing a variety of high-quality & inclusive arts, cultural, & educational programming to the Capitol Hill community and beyond.

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Hill Center hosts a wide variety of independently curated & collaborative concerts.

(Pictured: American Roots Concert Series w/ Kaia Kater.)

Lectures & Conversations

Racial Justice and its Intersections with Art, Sea Shanties, & Farm Animals on Capitol Hill are just a few of the lectures and conversation topics we’ve had! Delve into fun and informative topics with Overbeck, Profs & Pints, our Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day Celebration, and more!

(Pictured: Terrance Hayes and Teri Ellen Cross Davis.)

Humanities & Performing Arts

Hill Center provides multiple opportunities to dive into the humanities whether by learning a new language, honing your writing skills, or performing.

(Pictured: French course with Liliane Weinrob.)


Hill Center features rotating art galleries — often highlighting local artists — throughout our building.

(Pictured: Opening reception of the Fall 2022 Solo Exhibitions.)

Children & Teen Programs

From Family Day to Family Happy Hour, Hill Center provides a wide variety of family-friendly programs.

(Pictured: Family Day 2019.)

Event Rentals

Hill Center’s indoor and outdoor spaces are available to rent for parties, weddings, conferences, & more.

Studio Arts Courses

From watercolors to photography, you’re bound to unleash your creative side at Hill Center!

(Pictured: Sip ‘n Paint with Christine Vineyard.)

Program Partners

Hill Center is grateful to partner with and host many wonderful groups and organizations throughout our community.

(Pictured: Super Soccer Stars.)

Cooking Classes & Tastings

From Master Chef classes to sugar cookie decorating, Hill Center offers a wide variety of cooking classes & tastings.

(Pictured: Pups & Pinot w/ Sommelier Michael Scaffidi.)


M–Th: 9am – 8pm
F: 9am – 6pm
Sa: 9am – 5pm
Su: 10am – 3 pm

Please note hours are general guidelines and subject to change for special events and programming. Hill Center Galleries are open during our regular business hours.

There are occasional closings for special events. Call (202) 549-4172 to confirm availability.

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