The Washington City Paper recently reported on locations around the city that will get new murals in the latest round of installations by MuralsDC. Many moons ago, a neighbor and I were discussing this mural called “Life Creates Music,” by Joel Bergner, along Riggs Road NE, just east of South Dakota Avenue.
We talked about buildings in the neighborhood that might be a good spot for a mural. He thought a good candidate would be the insurance building on Riggs Road that recently received a paint job. I think a mural might be nice on the Food & Friends building on Riggs Road. Since it is a relatively new building (Food & Friends moved into the building in 2004), it actually looks pretty nice for an industrial building. Despite its newness though, it does stand out with its dark brown color. There is a mural inside the building to warm up the industrial feel, so why not add a mural on the outside to brighten things up for passersby as well. What are some other locations in the neighborhood that might be prime candidates for a mural?