6th and Rhode Island Ave, NW
On the southeast corner of 6th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW in Shaw, there is an empty lot that was previously the location for Mr. P’s Ribs, which were charmingly served out of a modified school bus. it has now been nearly four years since Mr. P sadly passed away. I had nearly given up hope that anything interesting would move into that prime location.
Update: Electric Cool-Aid has a Facebook page:
But this morning I walked by and spoke to some artists preparing a large wall mural on the site. The mural is somehow connected to Pabst Blue Ribbon — they seem to have sponsored murals across the country. According to the artists, the mural should be done in just a few days. PBR is also reportedly partnering with someone local and a beer garden will be opening on the lot in April. The rumored name is “Electric Cool-Aid,” and it will serve both PBRs and slushy drinks. (more…)
From Shaw not far from The Shay.
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.”