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Philippa Hughes - Ward 1

Philippa Hughes created the Pink Line Project to foster intellectual and artistic innovation through programs and events that are fueled by the transformative power of art. The projects encompass all art forms, build community, and make contemporary art more accessible to those who are culturally curious. Hughes also runs a consolidated and searchable calendar of all things cool and creative in DC and writes a widely read blog that highlights the best of DC's creative talent and inspires creativity in the non-artist.

Hughes is active in the arts community through her extensive involvement and collaboration with emerging artists and arts organizations throughout the city including the Phillips Collection, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Cultural Development Corporation, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, DC51, Art Table, Ten Miles Square, Project 4 Gallery, Workbook and many others. Hughes began collecting art as a teenager and has continued to build a collection that reflects the high quality of DC artists and galleries. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs and the University of Richmond Law School. After six years in law practice, she left to pursue her creative interests and to evangelize the power of art to transform lives for the better.