Wednesday, January 26, 2011

MuralsDC is HOT




The national movement to Beautify and Unify our neighborhoods is underway in cities large and small across America. Check out the MuralsDC project. They have been replacing illegal graffiti with beautiful murals.

They write "The goal of this initiative is to positively engage the District’s youth by teaching proper art techniques, providing supplies, and a legal means to practice and perform their skill in a way that promotes respect for public and private property and community awareness. Site selection is based on areas of the District with high incidence of illegal graffiti as identified by the Department of Public Works (DPW) and other agencies. Each mural reflects the character, culture and history of the neighborhoods in the District and interests from the business/residence owners."

The MuralsDC project is a partnership between DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Department of Public Works, and the DC City Council’s Committee on Public Works


Looking at the murals that are being created, these images have a fresh inspiring feeling to them. It's great to see our nation's capital reflecting the creative genius of generation Yes.

2 comments:

internalsequins said...

how fabulous! i am in the process of designing a mural for an immegration service center here in baltimore. this post is inspiring.

murals San Antonio TX said...

Making different kinds of murals are wonderful for they look good in the eyes of the people who would be looking at it. This would serve as an inspiration for everyone because they will be motivated to make one on their own that would be a pride for them.