The other week, we headed down to DC's U Street corridor to check out an event at the forefront of the District's urban art scene -- the second annual G40 Art Summit. Curated by Art Whino, and sponsored by vitaminwater, the monthlong event showcases a variety of genres, including aerosol art, stencil art, murals, wheat paste, skateboard art, customized collectibles, and 3D installations. Urban artists took over the former 25,000-square-foot Dept. of Transportation building on 14th street and transformed its four floors into a collaborative work of art. The event also featured live entertainment, vinyl record vendors, and live aerosol art demos outside the building.
Enjoy the highlights!
Even the stairwells were transformed...
... along with the restrooms.
My older daughter's favorite part of the exhibit was the hall of skateboards.
More fantastic mural art awaited on the upper floors.
There was just something about this painting by Charlie Owens that I loved. The original (seen here) had sold, but I was able to purchase a print. Can't wait to hang it in my studio!
G40 runs through June 17th, at vitaminwater® uncapped LIVE, at the corner of 14th and W. NW.