The Petworth Community Wall mural: Neighborhood icons, with an artistic twist

The Petworth Community Wall mural: Neighborhood icons, with an artistic twist

If you’ve walked by the Petworth Community Wall at 829 Upshur Street in the past few months, you’ve probably seen a mural featuring a few recognizable neighborhood icons like the Petworth Library, public sculptures by Uzikee Nelson and Lisa Scheer. They’re framed, collaged and layered with a cascade of red dots and energetic, abstract marks. The mural pops and catches the eye as you walk or drive down the street.

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Petworth gets new art Saturday: a community wall with a social purpose

Petworth gets new art Saturday: a community wall with a social purpose

On Saturday, May 5th, the Petworth community will add another piece of neighborhood art, with the launch of the Petworth Community Wall, a rotating poster project on view through summer 2018.

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Mural completed at Twisted Horn, back patio now open

Mural completed at Twisted Horn, back patio now open

Twisted Horn cocktail bar at 819 Upshur St NW, owned by Jamie Leeds (who also owns Hank's Oyster Bar and Hank's Pasta Bar) has a beautiful new mural adorning the wall along its back patio. Created by local artist Nakisha Durrett, the mural is a lighthearted play on a "twisted fairytale theme." 

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New mural on Kansas Ave celebrates the mysteries of nature

New mural on Kansas Ave celebrates the mysteries of nature

Petworth is home to a new, beautiful mural, compliments of two award-winning Brazilian street artists. If you come up Kansas Avenue, just north of Taylor Street, you'll see the mural on the vacant building at 4115 Kansas Ave NW. Read more about the award-winning artists and how the project came to life.

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Twisted Horn is getting an awesome mural from a local Petworth artist

Twisted Horn is getting an awesome mural from a local Petworth artist

The Twisted Horn restaurant is working on a rear patio area to increase their seating and provide a nice outdoor space for customers. And they’re working with a local artist to create a special mural. 

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An abstract artwork designed to complement a neighborhood's energy

An abstract artwork designed to complement a neighborhood's energy

By now you might have seen the bright Petworth mural in the alley next to Willow, Help-U-Sell and Petworth Citizen on Upshur Street. The mural was the brain child of Petworth residents Tom Pipkin and Rob Mandle. Tom and Rob wanted to add a little artwork and color to the neighborhood that would reflect and complement the community's energy, vibrance and sense of connection. 

Both are very active residents in DC and in Petworth in particular... Read more after the break:

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