Washington is home to a fast-developing street art scene, with pieces by a variety of artists all over the city. Here are our five top choices for places to check out the best street art in Washington, DC.
Union Market – Heart Wall
After taking a leisurely spin around the Union Market complex and loading up on delicious food like poke bowls, head over to Union Market’s heart-adorned wall for a photo session. The contrast of the white backdrop with a plethora of rainbow hearts is the perfect background for any picture, so put on a colorful outfit and get snapping!
309 5th St NE, D.C.
Dacha Beer Garden – Elizabeth Taylor Mural
Located out in Shaw, Dacha is one of the city’s most popular bars. In addition to being a go-to for after-work drinks, the outdoor beer garden is also situated next to a massive mural of Elizabeth Taylor, painted onto the side of the building next door. You’ll definitely want to get a photo of this starlets’ portrait, so make sure to pay a visit to Dacha for a drink and a photo op.
1600 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Adams Morgan has long been one of DC’s most popular nightlife destinations, so it’s no surprise that their top street art just happens to be linked to a bar. Painted on the wall next to dive bar Madam’s Organ, this funky mural depicts the profile of a bright red-haired woman and will be the perfect background shot for a fun night out.
2461 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Head over to Georgetown to spot this mural, modeled on the famous 19th century painting The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Japanese artist Hokusai. This work is perfect for fans of both traditional museum-style art as well as lovers of modern street art.
3510 O Street NW, D.C.
Located a ten-minute drive from the Capitol Hill Hotel, this renovated former church, which now serves as an art gallery and event space, is one of the most stunning spots in the city. The building is covered in rainbow swirls and designs, making it a picturesque destination for any art-lover.
700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024