This Saturday, the capital’s largest public art event is taking place in the Northeast neighborhood of Edgewood.
The Edgewood Mural Jam is sponsored by Albus Cavus, the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program, Liquitex, Beacon House, District Department of Transportation, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
From 10am to 8pm, over 100 muralists, artists, and members of the general public will be on hand to complete a public painting on a wall larger than a football field.
The mural will be painted on a wall near the Rhode Island Ave. Metro Stop, on the Red Line.
The DC community is invited to participate in the largest interactive public art event of the summer by meeting the artists, watching them work, and picking up a paintbrush to join in.
Over the last eight weeks, artists Decoy, Quest Skinner, Pose 2, Chor Boogie and Joshua Mays have been leading a group of young people from our Summer Youth Employment Program to develop, design, and create a mural for the DC community. “From Edgewood to the Edge of the World” is the anchor art piece that reflects the souls of the artists and invites the public to imagine a new world. The Edgewood Mural Jam will nearly double the size of public art piece in one day as 100 artists have been invited to contribute their art. The mural walls are visible from the Rhode Island Metro station on the Red Line and along the new Metropolitan Branch Trail.
For a panoramic view of the mural, visit Chip Fiese Vacation Photography’s interactive image.