Anne Marchand’s mural complements the renovated playground on the one-block street in Shaw. Completed in 2002, the ornamental and multifunctional park has become a focal point for the close-knit community. The mural evokes the history of the neighborhood by including a unicyclist, recalling the city’s first bicycle club on the block in the 1870s, while Dizzy Gillespie at upper right gives a nod to the U Street music scene around the corner.
Sponsor: D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Artist: Anne Marchand