The mural stands at 3400 Georgia Avenue Northwest. This is the building where the Georgia Avenue Winter Fest was held, the former Murry's Grocery. We worked with the building owner to complete the mural, which is meant to serve as an identifier for the neighborhood. Park View is still somewhat of a well-kept secret, even among District Residents.
The mural is 35 feet long with 6 foot high capital letters. Special thanks to Brent McHugh, who helped with the physical application.
Fascinated with maps and geographical infographics, but lacking a high-resolution nighttime aerial of Washington, DC, we decided to make one. This is actually a layered composite map made from several sources, including a transit map, population density map, light map, and layers showing intensity of social media shares (Twitter and Facebook).
The three bright spots toward the top are Bethesda, Silver Spring, and College Park. The bright spot toward the bottom is Old Town Alexandia, with National Airport just above.
A number of groups and individuals have teamed up to put together the first-ever Georgia Avenue Winter Fest on Saturday, December 5. The event is happening in Park View, VDC's home neighborhood. We volunteered to take on the event ID and promo materials, including three-color silkscreened posters. It's shaping up to be a great event with musical and dance performances, local art and craft vendors, local food and drink will be had, Christmas trees will be sold, and there will be children's activities. More info at www.georgiaavewinterfest.wordpress.com. Hope to see you there!
We've been doing a lot of selling at local festivals this fall. Due to popular demand, we've opened an online store. Right now we're just selling neighborhood and "You Are Home" DC posters, and will expand more in the future. In-person market appearances will be listed in the Events column of this page.