A few weeks ago, the Congress Heights Art & Culture Center unveiled its newest exhibit “A Taste of Ethiopia.” Owner of the property businessman Phinis Jones and his daughter Keyona Jones-Lindsay wants to use the center as productive place for the often troubled community.
The center offers yoga, sewing classes, natural soaps, jewelry and paint and sips.
They opened back in August of 2015, and let me just say the center is lovely and the art work is inspiring. Something I learned on my trip was that art is a great way to build wealth, which I didn’t know, but more about that later.
Jones, a real estate developer and local Washington philanthropist recently held a fundraiser for At-Large council member Vince Orange.