Mission + Vision:
Dupont Underground is non-profit a community arts organization run almost entirely by volunteers. Our goal is to be committed to developing a multidisciplinary platform for creative expression. We strive to reflect the diversity of our community – both artists and audiences. We endeavor to host projects and work that might not be an easy fit in more conventional venues.
Dupont Underground comprised of 15,000 sq/ft of repurposed infrastructural space beneath the city’s iconic Dupont Circle, a nexus of Washington’s cultural, civic, and commercial life. Opened in 1949 as a trolley station, 75,000 sq/ft of underground platforms and tunnels were closed off in 1962 when the city’s streetcar system shut down.
Designated as fallout shelter in the late 1960s and hosting a short-lived food court on the West platform in the mid-1990s, the space was abandoned until 2016 when it was repurposed as Dupont Underground.
19 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(The entrance is at the intersection of 19th street and Dupont Circle, next to Starbuck’s)
Please note that we are only open during events, gallery hours, or by appointment.
Board of Directors:
Real Estate Agent at Compass
Founder London Cello Studio
ALICK DEARIE, AIA, LEED AP
Employee owner TiER1
President Dupont Festival
Board member Cultural Tourism
Board member Heurich House
Architect, Urban Designer, Writer and Cultural Critic
Partner Hunt Laudi Studio
International League of Conservation Photographers, Cultural Connections Consultants, LLC, and Destination DC
MATT LARSON, PE LEED AP
Associate | Structures
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations within the International Trade Administration’s
U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service
Founder, Penn & Broad Partners
UWE S. BRANDES
Faculty Director & Associate Professor of the Practice
Executive Director of the Masters Program
Urban and Regional Planning at Georgetown University.