Past Events

List of our past events


Art & Laughs

Date: December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join Red Dot for an evening of cause driven art, comedy and music! There’s a suggested $10 for the performing comedians/artists and a collection of tampons and pads at the door for Thrive DC and N Street Village.

A ticket for a cause!

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This Must Be the Place: A Multi Media Art Exhibition

Start date: November 15, 2016

End date: November 16, 2016

For two days only, Fathom Gallery will host a multi-media exhibition featuring the work of Washington, DC based artist Otessa Ghadar. In conjunction with FotoDC, Fathom Gallery presents This Must Be The Place, a photo and video exhibition exploring a story about finding those moments in time, like tears lost in the rain. Ultimately it is about searching, sometimes failing, but truly celebrating those moments, however fleeting, when we find our lost time, when our echoes reach us again.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Public Reception: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 PM




The N Crowd

Date: November 3, 2016

Maumero Pop Up Shop

Start date: September 15, 2016

End date: September 17, 2016

Rising Strong Urban Retreat DC

Date: July 8, 2016

WHEN: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM – Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

For tickets click here.

Rising Strong™ Workshop is based on years of groundbreaking research of Brené Brown. If we are brave, we will inevitably fall. Her research unfolded how people find the strength and courage to rise strong.


  • Would you like to increase your capacity for joy, gratitude, contentment, stillness and creativity?
  • Do you find your inner critic running the show?
  • Would you like strategies for getting back up after a fall or setback in a personal and/or professional relationship?
  • Do you want to cultivate the courage to go the extra mile?
  • Are you tired of hustling for acceptance from others?
  • Do you want to demonstrate compassion and empathy to deepen your connection to others?
  • Are you able to embrace your imperfections and find the power in doing so?
  • Are you ready to embrace the power of your own life story?

Rising Strong™ is based on the simple physics of vulnerability: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a program about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.

By participating in this Rising Strong™ Workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore how to live bravely every day by showing up in the arenas of your life and relationships to become the best, most authentic version of you. The method is designed for work with individuals, couples, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, corporate and professional settings.

              Robert G. Hartford

     LICSW, LSCP, Licensed Systems-Centered® Practitioner, Certified EFT therapist

About the presenter:

Robert Hartford is a licensed therapist, international trainer, relationship expert, executive coach and organizational consultant with over twenty years of experience.  He is 1 of 25 licensed Systems-Centered® Practitioners in the world.  Having attended the first international training with Brene’ Brown in London for the Daring Way and Rising Strong™ he is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator Candidate.  He is also endorsed by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy as a Certified EFT Therapist.  He was also selected to present at the International Congress for Group Psychotherapy and Group Process in Cartagena, Columbia and Rovinj, Croatia.

Over the course of the weekend, Robert will guide you through a three part whole-hearted, and transformative path.  The Rising Strong™ Workshop will include psycho-educational exploration and experiential exercises, videos from Brene’ Brown created specifically for Rising Strong™ participants, and an opportunity for personal reflections in a safe, supportive, warm and fun South Beach Setting.

The Rising Strong™ Urban Retreat:

  • Specialized video addresses by Brene’ created for this workshop
  • A specialized workbook designed for Rising Strong™ workshop participants
  • Small Bites, Beer & Wine reception on Friday
  • Beverages & Snacks provided
  • Introduction to Yvonne Agazarian’s method of Functional Subgrouping as an alternative to scapegoating

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email or call 202-412-0253

Click flyer for more info and to learn about the upcoming retreat in Miami:


The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D. LMSW. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Brené is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers; Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, (2012), Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution (2015). She is also the author of I Thought It Was Just Me (2007). Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk “The Power of Vulnerability” is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 23 million viewers. Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference, where she talked about shame, courage, and innovation.

Further information is available at:


Act I: The Reckoning – We Walk Into Our Story. We get curious about our emotions and feelings and how they connect with the way we think and behave

Act II: The Rumble – Owning Our Story. We get honest about the stories we are making up about our struggle, then challenge the confabulations, and assumptions to determine what’s the truth, what’s self-protection, and what needs to change if we want to lead more wholehearted lives

Act III: The Revolution – Process Becomes Practice. We write a new ending to our story based on our key learnings and use this new, braver story to change how we engage with the world and to ultimately transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead

Refund & Cancellation Policy: There will be a $100 cancellation fee per person up to 48 hours prior to the start of the first session. If you need to cancel thereafter, you may apply the remaining credit towards a future workshop or coaching.

Cost: $570.00

Have questions about Write A New Ending To Your Story: Rising Strong™  Intensive Workshop?

Contact Robert Hartford, LICSW at: or 202-412-0253.

For tickets click here.

Nima Veiseh: “Timeframes”

Date: May 19, 2016

RSVP Requested.

To RSVP please email

To learn more about Nima Veiseh visit

State of the Union: Roger Anthony

Date: April 24, 2016

Sunday April 24

5:00 – 8:00 PM

What happens to the mind when all it knows are lies? What happens to the heart when all it can do is weep or the body when all it consumes is poison? Roger Anthony’s first solo show, State of the Union, explores the darker side of the human experience. Beyond the surface level of casual conversation, Anthony uses an array of mediums to start a dialogue that ends in introspection. State of the Union challenges viewers to question what was, what is and what will be in the context of everyday life in America.


Roger Anthony

Atlanta born artist Roger Anthony found his way to the district in 2005 when he began his undergraduate education at Howard University. While working toward his degree in civil engineering, Roger realized his passion for art. Ignited by his love of tattoos, Roger pursued an apprenticeship at Pinz n Needlez Tattoo where he began to hone his craft. From tattooing he transitioned to working with oil pastels and acrylics on canvas. Drawing inspiration from African culture, his everyday surroundings and the complex nature of animals, Roger creates both visually pleasing and thought provoking works of art.

The Spring Social

Date: April 13, 2016

Join us for a refreshed spring soiree with stylish seasonal inspired bites, yummy libations and a creatively styled experience by your hosts Heirloom DC and partner collaborators Lauryn Prattes Events, Healthfully Ever After & Abby Jiu Photography at the stunning Fathom Gallery. Don’t forget to snap & share #SpringSocialDC For tickets and to reserve your space, click here:

District Bliss: Couples Social

Date: March 9, 2016

WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

WHERE: Fathom Gallery – 1333 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005

You WILL find:

  • Tons of awesome crafts and unique decorating
  • Treats
  • Complimentary drink, sweets, and specials – because what’s better than having a toasting with other rad engaged couples and friends?!
  • Engaged couples and friends who are excited to hear about your wedding planning and ideas
  • Participating Vendors who are highlighted for helping to make each event unique
  • Awesome gifts – because you should be rewarded for your hard work – and wedding planning should be FUN!

Featured Vendor:

Tiffany Mak Artistry ı Make-up Artist

Knot the Guy ı Men’s Style Concierge

Participating Vendors

Fathom Creative (Gallery) ı Venue Space

Put it on Paper Stationary ı Design, Stationary

Stylish Patina ı Gifts

Windows Catering ı Catering

Lauren Louise Photography ı Photography

… more to be announced SOON! For tickets and additional information visit: District Bliss

Vistas by Ned Dishman

Date: September 30, 2015

On September 30, 2015, Fathom Gallery (1333 14th St NW) will open its doors for the debut photography show of local, Washington, DC based, photographer, Ned Dishman. Inspired by the simple beauty of the worlds’ landscapes, Dishman has compiled his images of his world travels. The opening reception will take place at Fathom Gallery from 6:30 – 9:00 PM, with the artist in attendance. In his debut show entitled, “Vistas,” Ned Dishman will explore the connection between traditional landscape and a viewer that is caught without the distractions of everyday modern life. Harkening back to a time when photographic landscapes where about simple beauty and technique, Dishman is showing that film photography is still beautiful and as relevant as ever. Ned Dishman found his love for photography while studying in the brilliant city of New Orleans at Tulane University. Born and raise in New York City, Dishman was already accustomed to the eclectic world around him. Whilst shooting commercially for clients such as the NBA, NFL, NHL, USA Tennis, Nike, Reebok, ESPN, MLB and more, he also finds time to shoot his personally driven landscape work. Whether it is shooting digitally in the high stakes sports photography arena or shooting with film during moments of solitude in expansive and awe inspiring landscapes Dishman is capable of producing imagery that will leave the viewer immersed in the experience. In association with Fathom Creative, Fathom Gallery is a multi-level, flexi-use event space supporting a community-wide effort to foster appreciation for local arts, culture, digital and interactive art and design, and general community involvement. Past art exhibitions include artists, Chad Bartlett and Cloud Terre. RSVP here

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