As it gets deeper into spring and toward summer, more and more people are clamoring to get outside. And what better way to enjoy the beautiful weather than by seeking out some of the most stunning and diverse murals D.C. has to offer? Here, we compiled five eye-catching murals across the District you need to see:
1. “Alma Indigena”
“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.”
Location: 1564 Wisconsin Ave. NW
2. “Nourishing and Flourishing with Delight”
“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.
Location: 5600 East Capitol St. NE
4. Maria Miller, 17th and Corcoran NW
A new addition to the District at just over two weeks old, this beautiful mural was 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.
Location: 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.
Location: Alethia Tanner Park in NoMa
5. “The Beauty of 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.
Location: Buzzard Point 1900 Half St. SW
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!
Location: Blagden Alley NW