On Saturday, my roommate and I went on an adventure to find cool hidden spots in the DMV area. This cool hidden spot is called Rhode Island Ave. It’s on the red line towards Silver Spring, and artwork is aligned all around the Big Lots parking lot. Since I love art and this city, it was exciting to find that the DMV area has a good amount of artwork when you get the chance to explore and search for it. We both went to Richmond, VA last summer to check out the murals there, and coming to Rhode Island Ave gave us the opportunity to get that cool art scene closer to us in DC.
From the photographs I took, you can observe the political/social issues that are addressed in the artwork. It’s amazing to see how influential art can be when it expresses a political or social issue. In this case, I think the murals here were trying to deliver a message that would hopefully make people understand these kinds of issues and why it’s important to be aware.