An Opportunity To Get Your Own Mural

From the Columbia Heights Listserv:


The LAYC Art+Media House seeks outdoor walls for its summer murals
initiative. If you are tired of repainting a wall that is continuously
tagged or vandalized in other ways, than your best bet is a mural. We know
that walls with Murals not only beautify the neighborhood, but keep others
from “tagging” or vandalizing.

We will provide all materials, supplies, youth workers, and a lead artist.
Content of Mural will be pre determined and approved by both parties.

Only a few slots are available for the summer but more may become available
in the fall. So if you or your business are interested, please write us a
short one paragraph proposal. Good luck.

Ronald Chacon 202-319-7312
Arts Coordinator [email protected]
LAYC Art&Media House [email protected]
3035 15th St. NW Wash. DC 20009

The LAYC Family of Organizations is a network of youth centers, charter
schools, and social enterprises with a shared commitment to helping youth
become successful and happy young adults, with the skills they need to
succeed educationally, professionally, and personally. LAYC organizations
include the anchor Latin American Youth Center, a nationally recognized
youth development organization in the District of Columbia; satellite and
residential sites in the District of Columbia; the Next Step Public Charter
School; the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School; the
YouthBuild Public Charter School; the Art & Media House; Ben & Jerry¹s Scoop
Shops at Eastern Market and Chevy Chase, DC; and the Maryland Multicultural
Youth Centers in Prince George¹s and Montgomery Counties. For more
information, please go to

United Way #8489; CFC #55027″

One Comment

  • This is a great initiative, but I hope I won’t sound cynical when I ask, what will prevent people from continuing to tag a wall just because it has a mural painted on it? I hope it does end the unwanted tagging, but is this realistic to hope for? Why not have designated empty walls across the neighborhoods where artists can have city-sanctioned “tag-offs” and offer cool prizes? If you incentivize tagging, which can be very cool when done by talented people, there wouldn’t be a stigma attached to it. Offer iPods and other prizes and it would draw people out of the woodwork I bet.

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