Pink Line Projects

“symbolic new Metro line that would connect diverse social groups with D.C.’s art scene.”



  • A comprehensive and uncomplicated calendar of all things cool and creative in DC.

  • A blog that reflects on DC’s multitude of cultural offerings and creative people.

  • Art events that provide unconventional opportunities for people from all walks of life to meet each other when they normally would not.

Our mission:

To catalyze the culturally curious to participate, innovate, engage, and conspire with passion, awesomeness, inspiration, generosity, and ingenuity.


Our values:

Inspiration. We surround ourselves with extraordinary and creative people.

Passion. We suck the marrow out of life and wake up every morning screaming
at the top of our lungs.
Generosity. We give unconditionally and without any expectation of return.
Courage. We act according to what is true and authentic for ourselves rather
than what anyone expects of us.


A sampling of past events:

(For a listing of all Pink Line events, please go HERE.
To view the website, go HERE.)

Cherry Blast IV
Location: 2235 Shannon Place, SE
April 21, 2012

An official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blast has become a signature production of Pink Line Project. Past Cherry Blasts have taken place in different raw spaces in every quadrant in DC and have featured the best and newest talent that DC offers. In 2012, Cherry Blast took place in 15,000 square feet in an amazing warehouse with beautiful views of the Anacostia River and the monuments and it showcased extreme activation of space with light, visual art, dancers, music, and art performances!

Check out some featured press Blast’s of the past in the Going Out Guide, We Love DC, Bluff Journal, DC’s Hot List, and Swedish Scene


LUMEN8Anacostia Kickoff Party
Location: 2235 Shannon Place, SE
April 14, 2012

“The Lightbox — powered by Pink Line Project — will shine a celebratory spotlight on DC’s emerging creative community by hosting the launch party of the inaugural LUMEN8Anacostia festival, activating the former Metropolitan Police Department evidence warehouse in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, illuminating the arts, culture, and entertainment emanating from Our Nation’s Capital.”



The LUMEN8Anacostia Kick-off featured:

Salon Contra with Story League
Location: Pink Line Project HQ
April 12, 2011

On April 12th, Story League joined Pink Line for their famous reoccurring event Salon Contra. Story League featured a bunch of performers, including comedian Vijai Nathn, poet Natalie E. Illum, and story performer SM Shrake.

As promised the night was funny, poignant, truthful, and an engagingly good time

To learn more about Salon Contra click here



Cuisine Contra
Location: Mexican Cultural Embassy
February 14, 2011

The first of what is becoming a repeat event, Cuisine Contra merged the culinary genius of Mike Isabella with several creative art performances to create an evening of excitement and surprise. Unaware of the location until the day of, Valentines day couples were greeted with a St. Germain cocktail and a chance to win two business class tickets to Paris before they sat on Dr. Danny’s couch for couples counseling and shared their stories of seduction.



Pink Panel at The Fridge
Location: The Fridge
February 16, 2011

The Pink Panel at the Fridge was held in conjunction with the First Annual Festival of Live Art. The Panelists included: Melissa Fisher, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Georgetown University, B Stanley, Director of DC Arts Center and performer, David London, Performance Magician and Gallery Manager of The Fridge and Philippa Hughes, Moderator.

Check the Pink Line Calendar to join us for the next lively Pink Panel discussion.

Location: Artisphere
October 9, 2010

In a collaboration with Brightest Young Things, The Pink Line Project celebrated the launch of the newest, the most spherical, most culturally centered of cultural centers around: THE ARTISPHERE.

The line up included: Baltimore’s Deep Sugar DJs (with Ultra Nate!); DJ Chris Burns; A Very Special “Best of” Edition of “Family Hemerlein” feat. some of our favorite music and comedy; performances from the last year, Mamoru Iriguchi – a performance and video artist from London; A Balloon Artist explosion lead by Katie Balloons and Addi

Performances were curated by I.V. (Kelly Bond and Melissa Krodman): Moving Parts/megfoley; Vijai Nathan; Kelly Bond; Sabrina Mandell; Christylez Bacon; OuiOuiNonNon. Plus! Pop-Up Performances; Interactive Photo Wall; Opening of the “Skateboarding Side-Effects” art show; Makeout Theatre; Good times

Check out some featured press from Burst in the ARL Now, and oh my goff

White Party at the Phillips
Location: The Phillips Collection
August 26, 2010

The Pink Line Project played an integral role in mounting the End of Summer White Party at the Phillips Collections, which featured interactive art by Kenny George and Alberto Gaitan, as well as music by BLUEBRAIN and dancing by Glade Dance Collective.

Check out some featured press from ReadysetDC, Express Night Out, and Revamp,





What people are saying about Pink Line Project:

The Pink Line is “a symbolic new Metro line that would connect diverse social groups with D.C.’s art scene, and a contrarian color emblematic of D.C.’s storied punk music history and its unexpectedness.” –Citystream

“The Pink Line Project is the wholesale revitalization of the DC art scene, …. the effort is now the trend-setting source of information and events for emerging art collectors, art enthusiasts and artists.” –Loudoun Times

“Washington is a city of hidden treasures, and Philippa Hughes is trying make sure everyone has a chance to see the city’s full artistic potential…” –City’s Best

“Hughes’ latest launch, Pink Line Project, with its timely compendium of regional art events, has become the go-to for what’s happening art-wise, like, now.” –Washington Spaces

“The site is fun and refreshing and speaks to Hughes’ thoughts on how to bring art to the wider world.”–Roll Call

“It’s a one-stop shop for all things art in the city.” –Allison Marvin, Sightline, in the Washington Post

“The Pink Line’s website redesign is one of the best examples of an interactive calendar I’ve seen for art-related events, from a design and technology standpoint. Philippa’s web team definitely took time to think about what we may want from an arts calendar.” –Design Notes + Photos

“No more excuses about where to find arty events in the Washington, DC area! DC’s resident creative and art maven, Philippa P.B. Hughes has expanded her website to become a portal of sorts for all things artsy and creative!  A single portal can get you up to speed about weekly events in no time! Please visit the new Pink Line Project website to get the lowdown on what’s going on in the arts world in the Metro DC area.”  –

“Ride the Pink Line and find out what’s happening in D.C. art often.” –Hatchets and Skewers

“If you haven’t seen the new Pink Line Project website, then you’re missing one of the best resources for the visual arts in the nation’s capital region. And if you’re a gallery or art PR person and you’re not sending Philippa P.B. Hughes all your art press releases for the site’s most excellent calendar, then you’re missing out on a great venue to spread the art word.” –Daily Campello Art News

“While we’re sure you love the weekly Arts Agenda here at DCist, we’re compelled to note the launch of (and urge you to bookmark) Pink Line Project’s brand new web site this week. An easy-to-navigate calendar at the top lists the metro area’s art events detailed info and images pop up for each event below. Pink Line features a scrolling list of their own picks, or go down to the bottom of the page for “Today Only” events.” –DCist

“Keep up-to-date on DC’s ever-evolving creative scene with art collector and fashionable flâneur Philippa P.B. Hughes, who posts everything from gallery openings to news bites on her savvy blog.”  –DC Modern Luxury

“The other notable website is that of local collector and blogger, Phillipa [sic] Hughes (, who seeks to address three important shortcomings of the D.C. art scene. First, Washington’s educated young professionals remain generally undeveloped as a resource for the local art market. Second, the city’s older, more established artists are often hard to find on gallery walls. And finally, much of D.C.’s recent art history exists only orally or on the pages of older, often defunct art magazines. What offers is Hughes’s own, accurately sourced events calendar of Washington’s contemporary art life, including projects she sponsors herself–a night of graffiti art at the AAC, for example, or her occasional “salons” at a local bar.”  –Art In America