A DC Wall Crawl

I’ve spent a lot of time scrolling through photos under Instagram hashtags like #StudioDIYwallcrawl, #ABMlovesmurals and #Ihavethisthingwithwalls and jealously wondering why DC can’t be on LA’s level with the patterned street art murals.

It turns out I’m wrong.

Over the last few months, I’ve attempted to hit up as many of the murals that we do have, and along the way I’m finding the District has its little pockets of color too. Just like New York, we’ve got a Jason Woodside polka-dotted mural, and also a mural by Australian artist James Reka at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Terrace. We even have a church turned technicolor events venue, which is pretty cool if you ask me. Here is where to find them:


19th and N. Moore Streets (technically in Arlington, Va.)


3500 O St NW (behind the Saxbys Coffee) 

429 L’Enfant Plaza SW (the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Terrace)


1309 5th St NE (at Union Market DC)

66 Rhode Island Ave NE


635 North Carolina Ave SE (at the William H Rumsey Aquatic Center) 

  
19th Street NW (between Belmont Road and Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan) 


700 Delaware Ave SW (at Blind Whino)

Follow my street art adventures on Instagram, where I’m using the hashtag #DCWallCrawl.

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Reykjavík Street Art 

There’s that one photo of Reykjavík that everyone takes from the Hallgrímskirkja observation tower because it’s one of the best view of the city and all its colors for miles. Because of these photos, what I expected to see downtown was a bunch of cute buildings with blue, green and red rooftops, but I was completely blown away by how much art is all over the streets of Reykjavík. I ended up spending a good few hours mural hunting out there during my recent trip to Iceland.

I’ll be sharing more photos from my Iceland trip later this week!
In the meantime, you can catch a few of them over on my Instagram.

Richmond

I’m not the type of person to travel miles on miles just to shop at any particular store, but my boyfriend is, and he really wanted to check out a pair of Alden boots at Need Supply in Richmond. Richmond is only about two hours away from DC, but despite the short distance and the fact it has a reputation of being a very artsy city, I’ve never been.

Even though I knew I was about to be dragged into a store I hands down knew I cannot afford, I happily agreed to tag along. Things ended up being a fail on the purchasing cute stuff at Need Supply part of the trip, but we did find Richmond definitely lives up to its rep. The city is covered in street art, so being the two little mural lovers we are, we spent a lot of time driving around looking for photo opps.