CityCenterDC Celebrates Spring with Seasonal Art Installations and Fresh Retail Offerings

March 31, 2022

Spring arrives in style at CityCenterDC with new luxury brands


Washington, DC (March 31, 2022) – As cherry blossom season trumpets the arrival of spring, CityCenterDC is welcoming the season with an array of exciting art installations, live entertainment in the Plaza, and a host of new luxury tenants. Visitors can anticipate festive art and entertainment including performances from a TikTok trending cellist and the return of the beloved spring decor–this time in the form of pretty pink lanterns–floating over Palmer Alley.


In celebration of the Hirshhorn’s highly anticipated Kusama exhibit, La Grande Dame by Veuve Clicquot brings the spirit of Madame Clicquot to Washington, DC through modern art experiences inspired by Yayoi Kusama. CityCenterDC will feature two public art installations including the iconic Kusama piece commissioned by La Grande Dame “My Heart That Blooms in the Darkness of the Night,” which is on display for the first time in the U.S., and an inspired interactive gift box that dons the signature Veuve Clicquot yellow and prized Kusama dots. Now through April 12 visitors can snap their best selfies with the gift box installation in the Park at CityCenterDC.


“Bringing art to CityCenterDC and connecting with the community is a top priority for us,” said Timothy R. Lowery, Director of CityCenterDC. “We hope the experiences we have curated at CityCenterDC this spring will bring the Downtown DC community together through art.”


Kicking off the spring celebrations with an annual CityCenterDC tradition, when walking down Palmer Alley from now until early June, onlookers will discover a sea of lanterns in shades of pink overhead. In addition, a lineup of engaging talent and sweet treats will enliven the Plaza this spring. Locally loved TikTok trending cellist Andrew Savoia will perform live in The Plaza at CityCenterDC from 6:30-8:30 PM on March 26th, April 1st, April 2nd, and April 9th. Putting a modern twist on classical music, Savoia will play today’s hits to kick off the spring season. For sweets lovers, local candy company Sugar and Ice will hand out personal-sized candy bags on Saturday, March 19th, and each Saturday from April 2nd-16th from 12-4 PM.


Is it really spring without flowers? In addition to weekly blooms from Lily’s Flower Truck in the Plaza (12-5 PM Friday-Sunday beginning on March 25th), Founder Catherine Soltesz will create a stunning spectacle of bursting blooms in the Plaza that will blossom from March 25th-27th.


With the arrival of spring, CityCenterDC is also pleased to announce the arrival of three new tenants opening their doors this spring and summer. Swiss brand Akris ushers in sleek and effortless designs to CityCenterDC, while Tatte Bakery & Cafe will open its sixth location in the DC area at the luxury destination. The Boston-grown cafe will include expansive outdoor dining and 177 seats. Brioni will officially open this spring/summer after hosting a pop-up location at CityCenterDC, offering the brand’s famous made-to-measure service and tailored clothing. These tenants bring exciting new places to dine, shop, and explore to the center in the coming months.


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About CityCenterDC:

CITYCENTERDC ( is a unique, pedestrian-friendly, 10-acre mixed-use development, located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Developed by Hines and Qatari Diar, the project is home to more than 221,000 square feet of retail space, 520,000 square feet of prime office space, 458 rental apartment units and 216 condominium units, a 360 room hotel, a 1,550-space parking garage, a public park, a central plaza and pedestrian-oriented streets and alleyways.


About Hines:

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 240 cities in 27 countries. Hines oversees a portfolio of assets under management valued at approximately $160.9 billion, including $81.7 billion in assets under management for which Hines serves as investment manager, and $79.2 billion representing more than 172.9 million square feet of assets for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired approximately 1,450 properties, totaling over 485 million square feet. The firm has more than 180 developments currently underway around the world. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to ESG, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit for more information. 1 Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of December 31, 2020.

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