Thanks to Jason for sending from the parking lot next to Chicken and Whiskey where Dacha was supposed to be opening a beer garden. I’m starting to hear rumors that those plans may have fallen through but I haven’t been able to confirm that yet. Anyone know the story behind this mural?
1300 block of U Street, NW
Yesterday Stacy was kind enough to send a bit of info about the artist:
“The piece was created by DC native Akeel Ali, also known as Black Frontiersmen, a local artist who has been working to beautify the neighborhood–and DC in general–with his art. His art can be seen on U Street and in Shaw, with more projects coming soon.” Read More
12th and U Street, NW courtesy Public Welfare Foundation
From a press release:
“After a seven-year absence, G. Byron Peck’s Duke Ellington mural has returned to the exterior of the True Reformer Building at 1200 U Street NW.
The mural honors Ellington’s deep ties to the U Street Corridor and sits near his childhood home. Ellington played his first paid performance in the auditorium of the True Reformer Building where the mural now hangs. Read More
Thanks to Daniel for sending: “This delightful new mural made my morning. It’s on the wall of Mister Rotisserie, a corner store and carry-out at Georgia and Park opposite the old Cadillacs Special lot.”
Awesome. On the side of the old Patty Boom Boom in the 1300 block of U Street, NW.
Thanks to Chuck Ludlam for sharing and sending renderings from artist Jarrett Ferrier:
“I’m leading the work to paint a fantastic mural on the huge white wall on the back side of the McDonalds. Right across from Johnson’s. It’s a celebration of Rock Creek Park — with Glover-Archbold Park right across the street. Painting of the mural will begin within a month or two.”
More panel renderings and location: Read More
79 Potomac Ave, SE
9th and Q Street, NW