Executive Director Keyonna Jones-Lindsay of Congress Heights Arts and Cultural Center & Curator of Art All Night Mixing Pot – Visual And Performing Arts Experience Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Keyonna graduated from St. John’s College High School and graduate of Philip Merrill’s College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park.
As the leader of the Congress Heights Arts + Culture Center, a 501 (c)(3) organization, Keyonna has developed and implemented the mission to expose, inspire + educate both youth + adults to the rich arts + cultural opportunities, specifically in Wards 7 + 8, from a historical + modern day prospective.
CHACC was established to the explore arts + culture of people of the African Diaspora, specifically, communities of African Americans, residing East of the Anacostia River. CHACC’s purpose is to develop + expand cultural + artistic opportunities for our residents. One of CHACC’s highest priority is to weave children + youth into the fabric of the economic revitalization occurring in the communities within Wards 7 and 8.
CHACC is not just a home to East of the River creatives but home full of legacy. Formerly the residence + business space of the Executive Director’s father, Phinis Jones, the arts + culture center serves as a tangible example of black ownership, generational success + cultural legacy.