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Mayor Muriel Bowser to Unveil DC Statehood Art Activation Created By Local Artists and Residents

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Art unveiling to close out Historic DC Statehood Week

On Friday, September 20, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will unveil a special work of art highlighting the District’s call for statehood. The artwork was commissioned in August by Mayor Bowser, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) and the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).

The DC statehood project placed eight different artists with eight different art pieces in each of the participating District Main Street locations during last week’s Art All Night. Thousands of residents helped create the art by leaving notes on what statehood means to them.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Kristi Whitfield, Director, DSLBD
Chris Pyrate, Curator and Artist
Local Artists

Friday, September 20, at 12 pm

Gallery Place
G Street between 7th Street and 8th Street, NW
*Closest Metro Station: Gallery Pl-Chinatown Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).