Here is a snapshot of the completed mural at on the north side of the Capital View Hostel as 3rd and I. As we discussed while painting was in progress, the mural was created by the Argentinian artist EVER as part of the The Murals Project series from Heineken.
Heineken Mural Artists LIVE! & Sunset Pop Up Party
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m.
At Capital View Hostel at 301 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Meet the Artist/Live Painting: EVER
Music By: DJ MUNCH
Argentinean mural artist, Ever, will be painting two building murals live on Wednesday evening with music by DJ MUNCH. The walls of the Hostel, facing on K Street and 4th Streets, NW, will come to life under the brush of Ever, who is a street art artist from Buenos Aires. The mural reflects the artist’s idea that people create their unique reality and world by experiencing life events.
An in progress photo of the mural painting was shared by reader Matt T:
It’s no secret the Bicycle Space supports local street art. Before moving to their current location on 7th street, a beautiful photo/mural adorned the side of their I Street store. Once they moved to 7th street, they partnered with DCMurals and led bicycle tours around the city revisiting some of its best publicly funded street art pieces. So it’s no surprise to see a bold and colorful mural by Jay Hudson pop up on the boarded up storefront of their upcoming storage/office space on 7th street (next door to The Passenger).
Current image of the mural
What do you think of this temporary addition to the local street art scene? Read more »
A reader recently sent in the following note to the blog regarding the park at 2nd/Mass and H Streets NW.
I live at 401/425 Mass, and pass the park in the mornings and evenings frequently… over the past month or two I’ve noticed an increase in the 24/7 presence of homeless people or other loiterers… It’s one thing to pass out on a park bench, but its another when there are 30 people sprawled out with coolers, BBQing on a grill, accumulating chairs, and this morning they are now putting up tents. People are passed out all over, wandering around yelling and clearly either on drugs or off meds, or camping out in large groups.
It has gotten to be ridiculous — the other day I was walking the dog with my girlfriend and there was a clearly mentally unstable person from the park who was screaming and shaking with his pants down all along the ground floor apartments of Madrigal Lofts… it has become an unsafe environment and every morning people commuting to work cross the streets and go around because they can’t walk through the park…
This would seem like something our new CID president should aim to address after she starts the job on August 5th.
Geoff Hatchard, of the Greater Greater Washington blog, authored a detailed recap of the K Street streetscape improvements that paid special emphasis to where he felt the upgrades fell short in servicing pedestrians and cyclists. While I don’t have the time to summarize his discussion here I did feel it was a worthy link.
The former home of the Pathways Women’s Shelter at 4th & Mass NW had a gigantic wrap around billboard for Discover Card affixed to the facade yesterday. Pathways moved to Good Hope Rd in December 2012.
This past week street post banners were added by the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID) to Fourth Street NW within the Mount Vernon Triangle. When the K Street roadwork is complete I believe similar branding efforts will be made on that corridor.
During the final week of June the public art installation commissioned for the 300 block of I Street NW as part of the Mount Vernon Place masterplan finally arrived after years of delays. The stainless steel sculpture stands 16 feet high and was crafted by Baltimore artist Rodney Carroll. It is placed on a pedestal amongst the elevated landscaping along the Eye street edge of the Madrigal Lofts condominiums.
Dr Gridlock is reporting that the streetscape improvement project for K Street will begin within a month. This project will encompass new paving, sidewalks, streetlights, and plantings similar to the improvements implemented by DDOT to 4th Street in 2010. The Capital Bikeshare station at 5th & K will continue to be accessible even if it maybe moved slightly once or twice during the 15 months of construction. No streetcar tracks will be laid as part of this project.