Walking with Long Walks DC – Blooming Murals

This month Sara from Long Walks DC writes:

“In honor of the approaching peak bloom, I wanted to share some of my favorite cherry blossom murals that can be enjoyed all year long or as an addition/alternative to the crowds around the allergy-inducing trees.

My favorite mural in this group is actually on the ground. Across two basketball courts is a giant portrait of MLK Jr. and his “I Have a Dream” quote that includes cherry blossoms, the Washington Monument and shoutouts to DC statehood. Art was done by @Chrispyrate @oheylil and @thehoopbus in 2020. It can be found in Oxon Run Park near Wheeler Rd & Valley Ave SE”

A beautiful portrait featuring cherry blossoms titled “Amanda (Blossom Branch)” was created by @nilsrva in 2018 at Wylie St & 13th St NE

Another great one by @chrispyrate from 2021 featuring his signature cherry blossom florals is at Florida Ave & North Capitol NE

Cherry blossoms adorn an alley door which is directly next to a 2021 mural by @mimithemuralist of RBG, Kamala Harris & Sally Ride 15th St & Duvall Ct SE

Do you know of any other cherry blossom murals in the city? Please share!”





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