Thanks to Ryan Wegman for sharing with us:
“Woodley Park’s very first zoo dedicated mural is coming along (Calvert & Conn.) Now that it’s nearly complete, here’s what the finished product will look like (with minor changes — elephant holds an orange!).”
Ed. Note: This replaces the one that was tagged last November and is across the street from the iconic Marilyn Monroe mural.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
Does anyone know what, if any, particular rules or regulations buildings need to abide by when commissioning a mural for the side of a residential building? Also, are there good resources available for engaging with the local artistic community to commission murals?”
Thanks to Bry for sending.
Thanks to a reader for sending from the 400 block of Kennedy Street, NW. Anyone know who the artist is? Looks like there is a name on the Duke Ellington one but I can’t make it out.
Closeups after the jump: (more…)
Photo by Melody Crosby, mural by Aniekan Udofia
Thanks to Melody of W Street HOA for sending:
“We commissioned Aniekan Udofia to create a mural for us. He is almost finished its a beautiful picture of Frederick Douglass. It is located on 2200 16th street on the corner of 16 and W on a store called DC Market.”
1215 U Street, NW
Very nice. Thanks to all who messaged me. It’s not painted on the wall like the one at Ben’s but it’s on a paper that overlaps the bricks.
By the prolific Aniekan Udofia.
Today, we remember the life and legacy of two trailblazing Negro League baseball players, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh Gibson. Thank you to @MLB, @Nationals, and @benschilibowl for bringing this beautiful mural to life. ⚾️#SportsCapital pic.twitter.com/bitBaWL6SJ
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) July 12, 2018
Photo by PoPville flickr user Peter Hershey
From a press release:
“For the third straight year, the NoMa neighborhood will transform into an Instagram dream with the return of POW! WOW! DC. The 10-day international mural festival brings artists from the D.C. region and around the globe together to adorn building walls, enliven streetscapes, and beautify the community. Attendees can expect to see a variety of mural styles and perspectives, and even witness the creative process in action, as artists will begin creating their pieces on May 5.
For POW! WOW! DC director Towles, raising the profile of murals and mural artists — and, conversely, demonstrating that D.C. is a welcoming place for this kind of creative expression — was an express goal in launching the festival. “We made it happen in 2016, and the feedback was amazing,” said Towles. “Then we did it again in 2017 and got a bigger response. And now, this year, continuing to build on the success we’ve achieved thanks to our partnership with the NoMa BID, we’re bringing in more artists than ever.” (more…)