Tevon Ramos was destined to rap. He believes he was created to become the creator and destroyer of minds. Rapping is the method he uses to change the essence of everyone and everything. Knowledge is his inspiration. Everything from news about A-list celebrities to things the average person may not know feeds him. He believes […]
Help us raise $5,000 to rent a 12-passenger van for a monthly creative economy tour of the District of Columbia, Alternative Winter Break tour and Alternative Spring Break tour. We will take academy students to meet and learn from leader in the creative community outside of Hip-Hop.
Help us raise $4,000 to create new media. #HipHop4All is a video production project inspired by our international travel. Many young hip-hop artists are learning from YouTube. Hip-Hop 4 All is our effort to create instructional videos that teach moves/methods, history, culture and impact. We believe it’s important to know the names of the innovators, […]
Cita Sadeli, also known as ‘Chelove’, is the multi-disciplined Founder/Director of Protein Media: an art, design & interactive company in Washington, DC and Brooklyn, NY. A practicing fine/street artist in the early 90’s DC graffiti scene, Cita’s skillset has since expanded into entrepreneurship, design, animation, interactive media, and technology innovation. Protein Media is a private, […]
Born in Alexandria, VA to two Christian ministers, Jeremiah Tittle, is a painter inspired by music and the artists who pioneered the cubist movement. It’s the knowledge of his limitation in creating music which stirs in him such fascination, drawing inspiration from the sounds around him to relay his passion for the untouchable. Furthermore, the […]
As a provocative contemporary artist/activist and 15 year resident of the DC metro area, much of Gregg’s work deals with indigenous identity and pop-culture, touching on issues of race relations, historical consideration and stereotype. Gregg advances issues within Indian country such as decolonization, the mascot issue (local and across the US) and appropriation.
Nessar Jahanbin aka ‘JAH’ was born in Ahvaz, Iran in 1983. JAH works in a variety of mediums and has been focused on aerosol for the last several years. Although he majored in Political Science, JAH focuses on his minor in Art, very often bringing political and economic ideas into his work. He is currently […]
Lidio Arias is a 26 year old artist not born but raised in the bosom of Washington, D.C. He started painting at age 8 and at 15 quickly realized he had a nack for graffiti. Inspired by the artists who ravaged the Red Line with pieces, straight letters and throwies, he would take a marker, […]
Seeking out old magazines from the 40’s through the 70’s at the bottom of an old box gives me a rush like I’m uncovering a part of history.The emotional historical images within them inspire me to create artwork not only to share what I’m interested in, but also to give myself a little adult education. […]
Born and raised in the District of Columbia, it wasn’t hard to be influenced by the many forms of art. Surrounded by the culture of the inner city’s developing art scene, it was only natural to gain an interest for the urban street art. What started out as small sticker posts for a few kudos […]
Daniel Sanchez is a recent graduate of Bell Multicultural Columbia Heights Educational Campus. Daniel was born in Mexico. He was in influenced by graffiti and street art during high school. He moved to Washington DC on 2009. He believes that art has the ability to bring people together. He was helping some artist on various […]
Yanina Angelini Arismendi (aka YAYA) is an Uruguayan-born activist/artist living and studying in the United States. After being helped by other artists to remember her childhood love of the arts, she set out on a journey to explore the world. In that period she has been taken under the wings of prolific artists whom have […]
Shani Shih is recent graduate from GW (B.A. in International Affairs with a minor in Anthropology and Peace Studies) and is currently supporting the Words Beats & Life Academy as an intern. She is originally from New Milford, New Jersey. In addition her interests in racial/social justice, community development and organizing, she is an artist […]
Jay Hudson’s first artistic experience was in elementary school in St. Louis, MO. Jay Hudson found his artistic inspiration by his teacher leading him and his fellow classmates towards buckets of paints and blank sheets of paper. He knew he was going to finger-paint, Hudson realized that he was about to have an art class […]
Amanda Colegrove is an abstract painter noted for her unique, awe-inspiring style which cultivates influences of spirituality, nature, and mysticism.Amanda studied art in high school but never pursued formal training in art. After competing in an art competition Amanda was able to find her inner artist and started realizing that she grew fond of the […]
Artist Kevin Irvin aka Jazi, originally from Southwest Baltimore, is well known in the DMV for his old school letter style. His work has been featured in numerous public exhibits in the area as well as in private galleries and shows. Kevin stays true to his roots in his art displaying his mastery of graffiti […]
Kiesha Carroll is a visual artist working and residing in Metro Washington, D.C. After studying Art History at Howard University, she has built a full-time career around creating art, teaching arts & crafts, and promoting the work of other contemporary artists. The images that appear in Ms. Carroll’s work are meant to celebrate and highlight […]
Omar Thabit Pasha (aka PASHA) is a painter, illustrator, art instructor and digital artist from New York who has lived and worked in Amsterdam for the past seven years. He is best known for his series of portraits of iconic Hip-Hop artists including Public Enemy, Method Man, Madlib, DJ Premier, MC Lyte, MF Doom, Diamond […]
Born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Marthalicia has many art disciplines such as drawing, sculpting, painting and creating large murals and so forth. Current area of art dialogue is based on educating the harmony between animals and humans, in many unique presentations.
Jenai Asemoa Davis was born on January 15 in the heart of Washington, D.C. where she was also raised. Her upbringing in the city allowed her to gain firsthand experience of the different lifestyles and cultures within the district. She is a graduate of one of the few black independent private schools in the city, […]
David Otero is a proud Washington, DC native born and raised in Mt. Pleasant who spent a lot of his childhood in Honduras. He has been drawing his entire life and usually feels most comfortable and liberated with a pencil or paintbrush in hand. In 2008, he worked in Honduras painting murals for my brother’s […]
Rajan Sedalia blends the boundaries of art, design, comics and graffiti. He studied art and industrial design at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, The Columbus (Ohio) College of Art and Design, and Ohio State University. Rajan finds inspiration in music, daily observations and dreams. He enjoys sharing thoughts with students at schools across […]
Michelle Chen is a Taiwanese-American calligrapher and painter from Maryland. During the spring of 2015, she created multimedia work for devised theatre piece Generation (Wh)Y, part of the Myriad Voices Cross-Cultural Performance Festival. Since 2013, through her involvement with MuralsDC, Michelle has studied with and assisted artists such as Aniekan Udofia, Cita Sadeli, and Maxx […]
Dennis Bauser, known to many as SINNED, was born on the South shore of Long Island in 1975 to a schoolteacher mom and firefighter dad. After years of sneaking out to see music and art shows in NYC, he moved there in 1993 to study Fine Arts at FIT. While his time as a student […]
5th St NW & Lawrence Guyot Way NW Located on the street renamed after the man to whom this mural is dedicated, Mr. Lawrence Guyot, this piece will capture the legacy of social change that still thrives in the history of The District and the hearts of those impacted. Pictured above are his two grandchildren, […]
Kenyan St NW & Georgia Ave NW Many new structures and homes are arriving to Georgia Ave and we’re rolling in the welcome wagon with some new public art representing the culture of the community the new residents are becoming a part of! Give today!
36 18th St SE “We want our mural to represent what we stand for as a house. We are men of different faiths, different backgrounds, different races, and different socioeconomic classes, but we all share a desire to make a positive difference in the world…Since this house contains returning citizens and supporters of a second […]
1426 G St SE Regardless of the negative media coverage, Southeast DC is one of the most tightly knit communities in the country. With a lack of systematic support, these residents have each other to depend on making due with they have and working hard to better their future. That’s what we aim to portray […]
13th St NW & Otis NW Not only is Columbia Heights the home of our main office and free afterschool classes, its economy is beginning to boom as this NW metro stop was featured as one of the best places to be after work or after school. This mural will resemble the awesome spike in […]
8 Florida Ave NW Florida Avenue is one of the main veins of Washington DC which is why it’s the perfect street for a brand new mural! This neighborhood is right down the street from U Street meaning even more people will see this incredible work of art put up by the youth of DC.