Fight Graffiti with…Graffiti
Have graffiti on the side of your building? You can now request for your own mural that might deter graffiti. The DC Department of Public Works partnered with the DC Commission of Arts & Humanities to paint murals on privately owned commercial buildings that are chronic targets of graffiti and are located in highly visible areas. MuralsDC, the free program, will put a mural on a building if property owners consent to donate their DC-based space for at least one year and keep the mural intact for the entire year. The project, in its fourth year, funds all supplies and works with DC youth to paint, teaching them Hip Hop graffiti art techniques. DPW will appropriate $100,000 to the project, one fifth of its historical budget to abate graffiti. All projects are projected to be completed by August 5.