Mayor Bowser Kicks Off Graffiti Blitz, Announces Next MuralsDC Location, Launches #NominateMyWall Twitter Campaign
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:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call DPW at 202-673-6833 and ask to speak with someone about MuralsDC.