Shaw Community Mural

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2008
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This MuralsDC project was led by Byron Peck and hand-painted by members of City Arts DC. It was one of two murals that didn't use aerosol painting techniques; rather, the artists used a German mineral paint that looks like liquid glass and is designed to last 100 years. This mural combines history with modernity, as oval portraits of Langston Hughes and Carter Woodson are placed amidst scenes of the block's renovation.

Robert E. Bates, a member of the church, commented that “there is one major flaw with the mural-it is on the side of the building. I regret it is not in a more prominent location so thousands can see it. I love it.” The positive reactions from community members, such as this one, reflect the success of Murals DC and the potential that these murals have to light up a community.

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DCArts
Location

The side of Shiloh Baptist Church, about 1507 9th St, NW (Not pictured on Google maps.)

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