What better way to enjoy the beautiful (or not so beautiful) weather than by seeking out some of the most stunning and diverse murals D.C. has to offer? If you think about it, the city sort of has its own free art exhibitions located throughout the streets of D.C. And if you’re looking to explore new spots in the city, then go ahead and check out these murals as you go. Here, we compiled seven eye-catching murals in D.C. that you need to see.
1. Alma Indigena, Georgetown
“Alma Indigena” along Wisconsin Ave. NW in Georgetown depicts an indigenous Wixárika Elder. Created by street artist Victor Quiñonez of Brooklyn, Quiñonez employs a unique blend of contemporary and street art with a flare all his own that he calls “Neo Indigenous.” The artist is a lover of graffiti, vinyl toys, fashion and design, and you can definitely see that in his works.
📍1564 Wisconsin Ave. NW
2. Nourishing and Flourishing with Delight, Grant Park
“If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” This gorgeous portrayal of Maya Angelou, created by Liberia-born artist Eric B. Ricks, is appropriately located on the side of the Maya Angelou Charter School. The stunning mixture of purple and yellow is breathtaking, and the gorgeous depicture of Angelou is a friendly face that’s sure to make you smile.
📍5600 East Capitol St. NE
3. Maria Miller, Downtown
A new addition to the District is this beautiful mural created by muralist and tattoo artist Maria Miller. Miller crafted the eye-catching mural for Calle Libre D.C.’s Street Art Festival in collaboration with the Dupont Underground.
📍17th and Corcoran NW
4. Red Swan Walls, Alethia Tanner Park
Created by artist duo Hanna Moran and Lindy Swan in 2021, this vibrant mural — and the largest they’ve ever created — is perfectly positioned within Alethia Tanner Park. The duo form part of a women-owned mural studio that specializes in custom indoor and outdoor murals, and you should definitely check them out.
📍Alethia Tanner Park in NoMa
5. The Beauty of Buzzard Point, Buzzard Point
Created by artists Kaliq Crosby and Rose Jaffe in 2019, this stunning mural features a number of D.C.’s cultural icons, such as Eleanor Holmes Norton, Chuck Brown, Ms. LaBrand, Frederick Douglass and Marvin Gaye. The larger-than-life mural celebrates the history and culture of city, and it’s a great spot if you’re looking for a DC-themed Instagram picture.
📍Buzzard Point 1900 Half St. SW
6. Let.Go, Logan Circle
Looking for an epiphany while strolling the streets of DC? Then look no further! Artist Rose Jaffe described her 2017 mural best: “This piece is about releasing what no longer serves you.” Situated within the artist haven D.C. Alley Museum Blagden Alley, you can take in this beautiful work along with numerous others here.
📍Blagden Alley NW
7. Mi Vida, Logan Circle
The Wharf’s popular Mi Vida Mexican restaurant opened a new location on 14th Street NW in Logan Circle back in August, with the new flagship’s exterior boasting a vibrant cascade of colors—including multiple shades of pink— created by KNEAD Hospitality + Design.
📍1901 14th Street NW