Where the Art World and Real World Intersect

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. INTERSECTIONS is about presenting excellent art that inspires a connected community, engaged artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. We are interested in unique perspectives and art that connects us to the many facets of our humanity. Plan on seeing more than one show? Purchase a Festival Pass and see it all!


Check out the events from the 10th Annual Intersections Festival below.

INTERSECTIONS Schedule highlights include:


The Washington Post Intersections Launch Party: February 21 from 6:30-8:00 PM.
Kick-off the 10th Intersections Festival with us at The Washington Post launch party 6:30pm – 8:00pm! The cafe will be open plus we’ll have light bites and drinks from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Listen to Matthew Mills, named one of the 50 fastest guitarists in the world, in the lobby while you experience The Immersive Quilt by Linny Giffin at the Artspace Activation presented by Cultural DC. Then, stay to see our kick-off concert by Moveius Contemporary Ballet. All tickets are on sale now.


Family Fun Days: February 23 & March 2 from 9:00-12:00 PM
Free and ticketed performances  for kids and their grown-up friends! Get crafty at our signature Creation Station!
Youth Summit: March 2 from 11:30-6:30 PM
Free and ticketed performances by some of the city’s most courageous and creative young adults showcasing how art can impact our community.
Creation Station: People of all ages can stop by a do a kid friendly craft for our community art installation, led by the craft instructors at Makeshift . Part of our ARTSPACE ACTIVATION program, the Creation Station available February 23 from 10:00-12:00 PM + March 2 from 10:00-12:00 PM



The Washington Post Cafe Concert Series
Each day of Intersections we host free performances and showings to keep you entertained throughout your time at the festival. Enjoy these free events by accomplished artists and select community groups while you sip a cup of coffee or wine in our lobby. Presented by Founding Media Sponsor The Washington Post.
Contact Heidi Hawkins, Festival Director, with general festival questions.



The Atlas lobby will be filled with compelling art installations that will inspire you to think differently and question perceptions and understandings of elements that are a part of our everyday lives.


Installation available throughout the Intersections Festival, Feb 21-March 3, 2019


Artist Statement: “Quilting has long been a tradition of recycling remnants and creating something new that’s both practical and beautiful. Since the beginning of time, humans have been inventing and creating artfully out of necessity and because we are naturally creative beings. That sense of exploration in craft that has been passed down from generation to generation is such a beautiful example of the intersection of art and reality. I wanted to create work inspired by the craft of quilting in such a way that transforms a space so that people could feel physically immersed in art.”


Giffin is a multidisciplinary artist known for creating large scale installation art, textiles, larger than life weavings and soft sculptures.  Her feminine, eclectic aesthetic reflects her intuitive,  open-minded nature.  She loves connecting with new clients and helping tell their story visually.  She was featured as a woman to watch in  Washingtonian Magazine’s Most  Powerful Women in  Washington in 2017 and co-founded The Lemon  Collective,  a hub for  DC’s creative and curious in 2015. For more information about Giffin,  visit linnyinc.com. 
This Artspace Activation installation is presented in partnership with Cultural DC.



People of all ages can stop by a do a kid friendly craft for our community art installation. The Creation Station, led by the craft instructors at Makeshift, is available during Family Fun Days  on  February 23 + March 2 from 10:00-12:00 PM.




Announcing the INTERSECTIONS ARTISTS for 2019

Company E
Jane Franklin Dance
Dramatic Solutions, Inc.
GenOUT Chorus
The In Series
Dissonance Dance Theatre
Ancient Rhythms Dance
NFT Dance & Co.
Dance ICONS Institute: Therese Gahl, Marie McNair, & Truly Bennett
Nomad Dancers
Moveius Contemporary Ballet
Deviated Theatre
Gin Dance Company
Furia Flamenca Dance Company
Capitol Tap and District Tap
Kim B Miller
TolumiDE Music
Andrew Earle Simpson
Charenee Wade
Imagination Stage
On Screen/In Person Film Series
Project Locrea
Emily Henry
Ney Mello and Elizabeth Louie
Sitar Arts Center Youth Documentary Film Series
F.R.E.S.H.H. Inc.
Elements Dance Company
Shakespeare For The Young
Monumental Theatre Company
Baby Beats with Max and Root
A Cantar y Bailar/Let’s Sing and Dance
Levine School of Music
Semilla Cultural
Applications for Intersections 2019 are closed. Applications for Intersections 2020 will be posted in Summer of 2019. Sign up to join our Intersections Artist mailing list.




Major Funding Provided By:

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Jane Lang
Sherry Bellamy and George Bumbray
Phil Guire

The Capitol Hill Community Foundation

Founding Media Sponsor:

Media Sponsors:


Festival Partners:



Past Festival Photos

Are you interested in becoming a festival sponsor?

Let’s see what is possible!
Click here for our corporate sponsorship packages.