Submit Art to Georgetown BID by June 22 for C&O Canal Mural Project

Latham Hotel  Mural Location
Latham Hotel Mural Location

The Georgetown Business Improvement District is inviting professional street artists to submit their proposals for art panels planned to be installed temporarily on the construction site of the Latham Hotel at the southwest corner of M street and 30th Street.

The interpretive theme for the project is the C&O Canal at Georgetown. Participating artists are encouraged to do their own artistic interpretation of the canal—Georgetown’s heavily visited, photographed area. Each installation will be displayed for six to eight weeks, after that the art board will be removed and stored by the BID.

The plywood panel will cover up a wall of the building facing M street until December which will alternate between the selected art proposals. The BID’s intention to install the art panels is to improve the overall streetscape of the street and discourage illegal graffiti drawings to happen on site. The Latham Hotel was closed in 2012 to make improvements and repair water damage. In 2013, the property was purchased by SB-urban, which converted the property to a mixed-use retail and residential site.

All proposals must be submitted to Josh Hermias through email at jhermias@georgetowndc.com with the subject, “3000 M Street Public Art Proposal,” and be attached as a PDF file by 11:59 p.m., June 22.

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