Words Beats & Life acts as the lead arts consultant for governmental and private mural creation programs. We are the lead arts consultants for MuralsDC and Fine Lines: a public art program. We recruit and train youth apprentices to work under the direction of Master Artist in residency. Words Beats & Life has been creating public art since 2005 with local, national and international graffiti and graffiti fine artists, muralists and street artists. We have been a driving force behind the power of public art in the District to act as a magnet for commerce, creativity, and community. Today WBL operates a citywide public art bike tour, showcasing our past work and the work of our colleagues for free.
Public Art Programs
MuralsDC is a partnership between the District’s Department of Public Works, the DC Commission on the Arts and the Humanities, and Words Beats & Life. Initiated in 2007 by Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, the project has resulted in the creation of over thirty murals that reflect the character, culture, and history of neighborhoods in the District, particularly in areas with high incidents of illegal graffiti.
Public Art Creation : We use a similar process to the one outlined as part of MuralsDC description, but we work to give the artist more freedom, control and ownership of the work he/she produces as recognition of the sacred nature of their work in creating new community hubs and magnets for attention, through thought-provoking public art.
If you are interested in commissioning a mural in the Nations Capital, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.