Building-Size Murals Going Up in NoMa

by October 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm 0

NoMa is becoming a little more colorful, thanks to artists working on three new murals.

For the past couple weeks, artists have been painting murals on the sides of three buildings: 51 N St. NE, 1300 1st St. NE and 33 New York Ave. NE. The N Street Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Harbor gallery Art Whino and The JBG Companies. The project was created to improve and revitalize spaces before they are redeveloped, the gallery’s website says.

Art Whino selected the three artists — Momo, Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Rubin — based, in part, on their production of art with geometric designs. The artists needed to be creative with working with unconventional spaces, since the buildings have numerous angles instead of just flat surfaces.

Video shows Hughes-Odgers and his wife putting up one of the three works.

Viewers can walk to all three murals in a short time, as they’re all within about a block of each other.

The murals are expected to be finished by next Thursday, Nov. 6.


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