#NominateMyWall Campaign

#NominateMyWall Campaign

Mayor Bowser Kicks Off Graffiti Blitz, Announces Next MuralsDC Location, Launches #NominateMyWall Twitter Campaign

Monday, June 12, 2017
Administration Calls On Community Members to Help Identify New Sites for MuralsDC Program
On June 12, Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off Washington, DC’s second annual “Great Graffiti Wipeout,” an eight-week initiative to remove graffiti and illegal tagging around Washington, DC. The Mayor also announced 631 T Street, NW, which houses a retail space and recording studio, has been selected as the next MuralsDC site. Bowser also asked commercial properties plagued or at risk of graffiti to donate walls for a free mural by tweeting Mayor Bowser or @Murals_DC using the hashtag #NominateMyWall.

In recognition of the ten-year anniversary of MuralsDC, the Commission on the Arts and Humanities matched the DC Department of Public Works’ (DPW) annual $100,000 investment in the program, doubling MuralsDC’s funding to $200,000. Typically, MuralsDC is able to complete five to seven murals per year, but with the increased funding, DPW expects to double the number of murals and or size of its wall canvasses.

DPW responds to more than 40,000 requests to remove graffiti and posters each year. During the graffiti blitz, DPW’s abatement team will provide laser focus on those corridors hit the hardest.During last year’s graffiti blitz, DPW crews cleaned more than 700 graffiti markings and removed more than 2,000 posters and stickers from public spaces. Throughout 2016, the District spent more than a quarter of a million dollars fighting graffiti.

The Great Graffiti Wipeout campaign schedule is as follows:

Week Ward
June 12 Ward 1
June 19 Ward 4
June 26 Ward 5
July 3 and July 10 Wards 7 and 8
July 17 Ward 6
July 24 and July 31 Wards 2 and 3

To donate your wall for a free mural, commercial property owners also can email murals.dc@dc.gov or call DPW at 202-673-6833 and ask to speak with someone about MuralsDC.

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