This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in DC in a while. We spotted it this morning, on the way back from Pentagon City (we took a little detour thanks to the race).
This is the work of painter Alex “Hense” Brewer, an Atlanta-based artist, who was commissioned to paint this vacant church at 700 Delaware Avenue, SW. The building, formerly Friendship Baptist Church, was built in the early 1900s and was designated a historic site about 10 years ago. The painting was done in November of last year.
Here’s another shot of it, courtesy of the artist’s website.
And another (via Miguel Martinez and Alex Brewer via WJLA.com).
We need more of this stuff in DC.
I LOVE IT.