On June 12, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the “Great Graffiti Wipeout,” an eight-week initiative to remove graffiti and illegal tagging around Washington, DC. The mayor also announced that MuralsDC, a collaborative initiative between the Department of Public Works and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities that replaces graffiti-ridden walls with original works of art, is seeking public input on future project sites.
Since 2007, MuralsDC has produced dozens of murals across Washington, DC, and the program has been highly effective in ending the cycle of tagging on many walls. This year, the Bowser administration is asking residents and property owners to help identify future MuralsDC sites by tweeting photos of graffiti-ridden walls to @dcdpw using #NominateMyWall. The MuralsDC program will create at least one mural in each ward, and emphasizes that walls that are highly visible to vehicle and pedestrian traffic, in good condition, and located on commercial property are ideal project sites.
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