About Us

Community Art For Everyone is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization fueled by an endless passion to do good for our world one brush stroke at a time. We work closely with local government, companies and neighborhoods to bring happiness to all of us here in the DMV.

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Why We Serve

We are Community Art For Everyone, or "CAFE" for short. ‘Community Art’ is a new form of public art that allows members of a community to participate in art creation directly or collaboratively with artists. Through this, individuals are able to share and express their feelings outwardly in new and empowering ways.

Our team's mission is to create a healthier and more beautiful DC Metro area through cultural and social rehabilitation of the urban regeneration project which is being performed in cities around the world. Need proof it works?

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Our Founder, Hannah Joo

Hannah Joo was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She has a BA in Fine Arts and an MA in Museum Studies from Kookmin University (South Korea). Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Urban Planning at Hanyang University (South Korea).

Hannah has a range of experience with art exhibitions, community art, and art education. In South Korea, she curated contemporary, public, and community-engaged art exhibitions for the Gail Art Museum. As an independent curator, she organized and facilitated the Disabled Community Exhibition with over 150 disabled artists, the Young Art Festival with over 230 youth, and the Youth Art Festival with over 600 high school students.

As an educator, Hannah has developed several learning programs in the field of art exhibitions and community art. She has lectured professionally to public school teachers, school workers, and government officers. Hannah also served as an instructor on cultural trend at Yeongdong University.

After moving to Virginia in 2015, Hannah worked as the director of the Korean Heritage Foundation for over three years. During this period, she organized a diverse portfolio of projects related to Korean culture from traditional performances to cultural identity camps for Korean-American students and more.

Hannah’s culmination of professional and educational experience has led her to become strongly passionate about community art. She believes the combination of city, humanity, and the arts can bring a lasting impact to the DMV community. She is currently based in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area as the founder of the nonprofit organization Community Art for Everyone. Her vision is to use art as a medium to transform our communities to be more healthy, safe, and beautiful for everyone.

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