WISH LIST: $100: 1 gallon of mural paint that lasts 100 years; $500: stipend for 1 student apprentice for 1 semester; $1000: 8 concrete panels that serve as backing for a 250 square-foot mural
Perhaps you've seen the striking Columbia Heights community mural as you walked up 14th Street or the Mosaic Sculpture at the District's Diamond Teague Park, right by Nationals Stadium. City Arts' thirty public artworks – which beautify neighborhoods and introduce thousands of people to the diversity and history of our nation's capital – are created by local, inner-city youth under the direction of award-winning muralist and founder G. Byron Peck and his team of professional artists. A year-long Urban Arts Mentoring Program gives students an in-depth experience in creating public art. They work on several high-profile projects during their paid apprenticeships, researching, designing, and finally constructing their murals, gaining marketable skills and career insights, improving their organizational habits, and dramatically increasing their self-confidence. The vibrant community art works that they create evoke the unique architecture of their neighborhoods, honor the men and women who shaped the city, and allow the District to share its story with residents and visitors alike. City Arts is all about beautification – of the city and of the young people it serves. You can be part of the picture.
614 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20001