Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District

PARTNER PORTRAITS: Joe’s Movement Emporium


Who is Joe? Everybody is a Joe because everyone can move!

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Joe’s Movement Emporium is the community performing arts center of World Arts Focus, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1992. The mission is to promote participation and practice in dance, movement, and performing arts traditions from around the world while using the arts as a key tool to revitalize community.

Today, Joe’s Movement Emporium is a hub of  Mount Rainier’s network of artists, creative families, green entrepreneurs and progressive activists.  Its 3.2 million adapted re-use warehouse boasts a cadre of established artists in residence; a presenting season; daily adult movement classes and strong youth development programs. With 20,000 feet of studio, theater, office and classroom space, Joe’s provides a diverse range of family-friendly activities and offers a haven for local youth to learn about the arts and technical aspects of production.

Sign up for classes HERE

Buy tickets for events HERE

Rent space at Joe’s HERE

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About neenajoe

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through productions and programs in education, artist services and work readiness. Located in the town center of Mount Rainier, Maryland within the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, the organization supports and promotes creative projects of local artists and community groups. For additional information on programs and events, please visit

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