Sitar Arts Center’s Paint the Town Benefit
On Apr. 11, Sitar Art’s Center’s annual event gathered supporters at the Mexican Cultural Institute to fund high-quality arts education to underserved children and youth. The Kalorama-based facility offers afterschool, weekend and summer classes to over 700 students annually. Participating arts organizations include the Washington Ballet, Corcoran Gallery of Art and Washington performing Arts Society. In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama presented Sitar with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.