Artist Paints Mural on Eastern Market North Plaza

Art to 'Set Tone for the Community,' Says Capitol Hill BID President

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Local artist Rajan Sedalia works on the Capitol Hill BID mural, 1:30 p.m. May 26. It is now complete so you should go visit! E.O'Gorek/CCN

In anticipation of Phase 1 of the Mayor’s reopening of DC, the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) will be premiering the ‘You are Loved Here’ sidewalk mural to be created on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. on the ground near the Eastern Market Metro entrance (701 Pennsylvania Ave. SE).

You can witness the art come together –from a safe distance, of course.

The mural will be approximately 10 by 10 feet, displaying the Messages ‘You are Loved Here’, ‘Remember Social Distancing’, and ‘Stay Safe, Wear a Mask’. An interactive ‘stand and snap’ selfie feature will as be included in the mural for residents to enjoy as Capitol Hill safely reopens.

The community is invited to watch local artist Rajan Sedalia create the mural from a safe distance. The creation process is expected to last between 4 and 6 hours. Sedalia will welcomes back the Capitol Hill Neighborhood in lively colors. His work blends the boundaries of art, design, comics and graffiti, finding inspiration in music, daily observations and dreams.

The mural is designed to welcome the community beck to the business community at the same time as it reminds neighbors of the work it took to get there and that is still needed.

“Our BID teams are working hard to make sure the public is safe and feels welcomed when business starts to get back to some type of normalcy, and this mural is a fun way to set the tone for our community,” said Patty Brosmer, President of the Capitol Hill BID.

Bosmer said that the public can also look forward to seeing other sidewalk stencils throughout the business corridors with colorful and socially responsible messaging in the coming weeks.

Learn more about the Capitol Hill BID by visiting capitolhillbid.org