Public Vandalism Or Public Art?
Some see tags scrawled across walls and storefront gates as a public nuisance. Others see art and an outlet for local graffiti artists and creative youths. A few years ago, the District decided it would encourage the latter, launching a public mural program that co-opts local artists to create neighborhood murals. We look at official -- and unofficial -- art on the walls, buildings and overpasses around our region.
Photo Gallery: D.C. Murals
Video: BICYCLESpace Murals DC x BicycleSPACE Bike Tour
Nearly 200 people attended an evening bike ride in July 2012 to tour parts of D.C. in search of public murals. After meeting at BicycleSPACE, the group headed north through Petworth, Columbia Heights, U Street and Adams Morgan, stopping at select art works along the way.