This year’s D.C. Walls Festival is underway in NoMa through Sept. 17, beautifying the District one mural at a time!
Since 2016, the festival has been bringing local and international artists to D.C. to create vibrant works reflecting the city’s cultural diversity and passion for the arts.
“We’ve all experienced a lot of change in the last two years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our community’s appetite for creating mind-blowing, memorable works of art,” D.C. Walls Founder, Curator and Director Kelly Towles said in a press release. “More than ever, our artists and festivalgoers are eager to get back out in the streets, connect with each other and participate in the beautification of our nation’s capital.”
This year, 20 artists are participating, including Kelly Towles, Sergio Vazquez, and Emily Ding, among others. One high-profile mural is being created on the remains of D.C.’s once-beloved Wendy’s at Dave Thomas Circle.
D.C. Walls will be hosting a closing party on Friday, Sept. 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Metrobar.
For a full list of participating artists and a map of where you can see the newest murals, visit dcwallsfestival.com.