U Street Center


Smith Center on U Street, Washington DC About the Center

Visit our center on U Street, in Northwest DC for workshops, yoga, cooking classes, lectures, and more!

Smith Center is located at 1632 U Street NW, between 16th and 17th Streets, across the street from the DC Fire and EMS station. The space was originally the art studio of our Founder, Barbara Smith Coleman. 

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 We have recently undergone a major renovation in order to offer more programs. See the video below for a quick tour of our new space!



Please visit us in our newly expanded center on U Street featuring:

  • Increased Gallery space for formal exhibits and programs,
  • A large multi-purpose room for programs and workshops,
  • A state-of-the-art teaching kitchen for healthy cooking classes and demonstrations,
  • A courtyard for quiet contemplation and expanded sculpture gallery
  • A meditation and study space, and
  • A reconfiguration of the upstairs office space.

This expansion was made possible through the generocity of supporters in our Capital Campaign. Learn about our expansion and Capital Campaign

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