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Urban Artistry


Urban Artistry, Inc., is an internationally recognized dance organization dedicated to the performance and preservation of art forms inspired by the urban experience. Serving as cultural ambassadors for communities that are often unsung, the group fulfills their mission through effective collaborations that support artists’ past, present, and future.

Junious Brickhouse founded Urban Artistry in 2005 with a small group of friends in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. Their dedication to cultural preservation, authenticity, and professionalism fostered a community of artists who shared a global perspective on the creative culture found in urban spaces. Following their desire to connect with art forms other than their own led to the development of internationally recognized education programs such as Funk in Focus, The House That Jack Built, Mainline, and Methods; events like The International Soul Society Festival; and full length theater productions like ORIGINS: One Heartbeat.

Watch Past Performances

Video 5/7/2018: Funk Powered Dance Preview

Funk Powered Dance Preview is a one of a kind day fair, parade and music festival celebrating Washington, D.C.’s vibrant music and arts, the U Street neighborhood, and the spirit of funk. Take a trip through time and across cultures to celebrate a movement that came together over the past 50 years to fight for positive change and inspire new generations of D.C. artists.

 Urban Artistry