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Street Art Sighting — Columbia Heights

October 20, 2016

I noticed the following pasted on a power transformer at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza — “Uptown Story: Summer 2016”.

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Recent Street Art Features Clinton and Trump

April 14, 2016

I saw several examples of this street art, featuring Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump ala The Shining, pasted around Columbia Heights last weekend. They’ve been posted in other areas of town as well. Its been a while since I’ve seen any good street art so I appreciated coming across this.


Checking Out the Graffiti in the Alley at 1018 Irving

June 22, 2015

It’s been a while since I’ve checked out the graffiti in the alley bounded by Irving, Sherman, 11th, and Columbia Road. People may recall that back in 2012 there was a proposal to convert this former auto garage into a mixed commercial/residential space. However, alley lots are difficult and don’t really conform to zoning … and in this case they weren’t able to get the zoning relief they needed.

In any event, below are some photos of the current graffiti that is on the building. You can see photos of some of the graffiti that was there in 2010 here.





Street Art from Sherman Avenue

May 27, 2015

Here is some street art I found on Sherman Avenue just north of Florida. We don’t see as much of this as we used.

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District Bicycles Street Art

December 17, 2014

I found the following street art on the Irving Street side of Morgan’s Seafood. I’m sure  it will bring a smile to all the bicycle advocates we have in the District.


Life Imitating Art? DURKL Add Resembles Street Art

September 17, 2014

I noticed the following wheat paste posters on the wall of the building next to the former Georgia Market (southwest corner of Georgia and Kenyon), and at first mistook it for street art. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that it is actually an add for DURKL, a clothing retailer.

Well, either way, I find it graphically pleasant.


Life: Street Art From 14th & Florida

August 26, 2014

It has been a very long while since I’ve seen any decent street art in the area. Back around 2007 it seemed like it was everywhere … but today, not so much. That made the installation on the southeast corner of 14th Street and Florida all the more fun to take in when I encountered it about a week ago.

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I especially enjoyed the message.

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Some Street Art to End the Week

May 2, 2014

Here’s a piece of street art/sticker that I saw on a utility box at Sherman and Park Road. It made me smile so I thought I’d share.

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More DC Street Art Sightings — Columbia Heights & Union Market Areas

December 12, 2013

Here are two more examples of street art I recently encountered. The first is a panted panel from a street light base on Columbia Heights’ Fairmont Street, I think between 13th & 14th streets but I might be off a block.


… and the one below is from Penn Street, NE between Gallaudet University and New York Avenue (back behind Union Market).

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Some New Street Art from the U Street Area

November 22, 2013

While walking around in the U Street area, mostly along W Street, I found the following examples of street art that appear to be from the same artist. I’m sure there are other examples out there. Considering that I haven’t seen much new street art lately, I really enjoyed finding these.

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