left June 1st, right June 20th
There is a tremendous amount of excitement about the new Ben’s Chili Bowl mural on U Street. As there should be. But equally as important is the refresh at the famed Watermelon house. Thanks to Chris for sending!
11th and Q St, NW back in June 2008 when I first laid eyes on this beauty
Thanks to Alexandra for sending an update on the new Ben’s Chili Bowl mural going up on U Street.
Photo by Carla Sims
So freaking awesome:
— MuralsDC (@Murals_DC) June 12, 2017
Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, as part of Back to Basics DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off Washington, DC’s second annual “Great Graffiti Wipeout,” an eight-week initiative to remove graffiti and illegal tagging around Washington, DC. The Mayor also announced that the location of the kickoff, a retail space and recording studio near 6th Street and T Street, NW, has been selected as the next MuralsDC site. MuralsDC is a collaborative initiative between the Department of Public Works (DPW) and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities that replaces graffiti-ridden walls with original works of art. (more…)
“Joining Michelle Obama on the wall are her husband, Barack Obama, and such giants as Muhammad Ali, Harriet Tubman and Prince. Also pictured are former Washington mayor Marion Barry; comedians Dick Gregory and Dave Chappelle; musicians Chuck Brown and Wale; and local media legends Jim Vance, Donnie Simpson and Russ Parr. There’s room for a few more faces, but for now those are being kept secret.”
Many more photos after the jump. (more…)
— Ben's Chili Bowl (@benschilibowl) June 2, 2017
UPDATE: Oh my.
We are thankful to the Ali family for allowing us to continue to create art around the city! This Iconic Mural will inspire the entire city. pic.twitter.com/LiU8DRdlbe
— DC DPW (@DCDPW) June 2, 2017
Thanks to Tori for sending from “the Whitman Walker Health building at 14th and Riggs.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns
Another reader emails that this is located at 11th and Vermont Ave, NW “just to the left and above the chandelier house”.
711 Kennedy Street, NW
Thanks to Nancy for sending this awesomeness.
As if the excitement and anticipation wasn’t through the roof already : ) Still staying tuned for an exact opening date!
Thanks to all who emailed. It’s in the alley off Calvert Street behind the Fed Ex.
Thanks to Matthew for sending the latest and greatest at the Fridge!