Fondo Del Sol Visual Arts Center was established in 1973 as a bilingual community museum that is directed by artists and community members. These members present, promote and preserve the heritage of the arts of the Americas.
There are constantly changing exhibitions on show that show works from contemporary artists and craftsmen. The center also exhibits portions from a permanent collection of pre-Columbian art, folk, contemporary art and Santos which are carved, wooden saints.
Many concerts, lectures, poetry readings, performance art programs and educational programs are held throughout the year at the center. Each year the center hosts the Caribbean Festival which features Caribbean art and culture along with videos and performances of salsa, a reggae music.
Fondo Del Sol Visual Arts Center hosts the Museum Walk Weekend on the first full weekend in June; this walk is to celebrate the art, history and culture of the historic neighborhoods in Washington. The center along with other museums opens their doors with no charge to visitors and allows then to stretch their legs and mind.