Community Involvement, Partnerships and Collaborations
For over 62 years, Ikebana International Chapter No.1 has been teaching, demonstrating and practicing the “way of flowers” in the Washington metropolitan region.
Our schools are our partners in expanding ikebana within our region. We work with an Ikebana School Advisory Board whose members provide a wealth of knowledge, feedback and talent for our local and national programs. This support is crucial to keeping the ikebana spirit alive as we move forward to expand the art.
We provide community support through our collaborations with the Japan Information & Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan supporting programs and events; the U.S. National Arboretum where we host an Annual Exhibition with demonstrations each year; District Clay Center supporting local clay artists and assisting with children programs. In addition, we are an affiliate member of the National Capital Area Garden Clubs providing our members with another resource in supporting their own gardens.