WHAT IS The Lemon Collective?

The Lemon Collective (formerly The Lemon Bowl DC) is a workshop space in Washington D.C. where the city’s creative and curious gather to teach and learn new skills. We are located in the Park View neighborhood at 808 Upshur Street Northwest, 2nd Floor. View the calendar to view (and sign-up) for our upcoming workshops. 

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page and our Press page!

  • For general inquiries and to teach a class at The Lemon Collective contact [email protected]

Founders Linny Giffin, Kathryn Zaremba and Holley Simmons | image by Morgan H. West


Holley Simmons, co-founder is the founder of Sill Life, a line of one-of-a-kind terrariums and potted plant life. Her plant designs have been featured on Apartment Therapy, Washingtonian, A Creative D.C., and DCist. A local journalist, Holley’s writings on food and D.C. culture can be found in The Washington Post, Express, The Washington City Paper, and Time Out. She is also the owner of She Loves Me, a flower shop located on the ground level of The Lemon Collective.

Kathryn Zaremba, co-founder is an interdisciplinary artist who specializes in wallpaper! Her quirky and whimsical work can be found at katezarembacompany.com. Zaremba’s designs have been published in Elle Decor, Dwell Magazine, The UK Times, HGTV Magazine, and featured on the websites Design Sponge, Domino, Apartment Therapy, and Refinery29. When Kathryn isn’t drawing she is more than likely thinking about drawing.

Linny Giffin, co-founder is a fiber artist and interior decorator and stylist. She dreams of covering the world in pom poms and is fairly convinced she'll get to it. Watch her document the styling of her new apartment on her instagram @linnyfriend and view her professional work on linnyfriend.com


Lily Cox created A Strange Flower DC to grow some more life and color into spaces that need enlivening.  She works primarily with plants that hang, offering workshops on Kokedama, Macrame Hangers, Mounted Staghorn ferns, and runs Rewild, a plant and flower shop in the Shaw neighborhood of D.C.