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With almost 45 years of experience building community through the arts in countless classes, workshops, residencies, trainings and performances, CHAW is uniquely positioned to share its passion and expertise for upholding and uplifting the value of art, artists and artful thinking in many contexts.   We believe not only is art the answer to pretty much everything – it also compels us to ask the right questions.  

Teach With CHAW

Share your passion and skill with eager students of all ages.   CHAW is always on the lookout for talented, community-minded artists who love what they do and get energy from taking into the classroom.   If you are creative, organized, reliable and collaborative, CHAW may be just the right place for you. Applications accepted on a rolling basis with seasonal and semester-based session job openings. Interested teaching artists should submit a resume, work sample, proposal, and letter of inquiry to CHAW’s Program Coordinator.




The gallery features a range of professional and student artists in shows and residencies throughout the year. CHAW’s gallery is home to the Capitol Hill Art League, a consortium of emerging and professional artists who showcase, and sell member work, offer professional development and outside showing opportunities including CHAW's Artist is Residence.

In the Gallery:  

Gallery Artist in Residence: Pam RogersBotanica Magnifica The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is proud to present “Botanica Magnifica,” a show by the Second Annual Gallery Artist in Residence, Pam Rogers, generously made possible by Wade Carey.  Pam will be working in residence in the CHAW Gallery March 1 through April 18, and engaging with community members 9:30am-3:30pm on the following weekdays in March: Wednesday, March 1, Monday, March 6, Friday, March 10, Tuesday, March 14, Wednesday, March 15, Tuesday, March 21, Thursday, March 23, Wenesday, March 29, and Friday, March 31, as well as the following Saturdays, from 12pm-2pm: March 11 & 25.


Next Up in the Gallery:  Capitol Hill Art League - Opening Reception "This Earth" on April 22nd, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm

Capitol Hill Art League

The Capitol Hill Art League is a consortium of 100+ local artists who mount  seven juried shows per year in CHAW's Gallery Space.  Dedicated to providing show, sales and professional development opportunities to new and established artists, this program of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is run by volunteer members.  Annual membership dues are $50.


For more information, visit their website:

Black Box Theatre

Home to Taffety Punk Theatre Company.

CHAW’s theater also hosts a range of performances, recitals, lectures, rehearsals and classes.   This 55-seat black box features lighting, sound, projection, backstage storage, and is available for rental

In the Theatre: 

Taffety Punk Riot Grrrls present:
The Trojan Women
by Euripides

directed by Kelsey Mesa


Tickets available now.

February 15 - March 4
Wed — Sat at 7:30pm
+ Sat mats at 2:30pm
+ a mon night show on Feb 20 at 7:30pm

More than all of the works in classical literature, this play is the first form of anti-war activism. Euripides’ unique script focuses not on the heroes of war but on their victims. These are the people who are too often lost, even now, in our coverage of war. Even in times of peace, they walk among us privately enduring their loss and devastation. The Riot Grrrls, ever provocative theatre makers, choose this play to ask if we are willing to engage with the dispossessed.