“Community” by Washington, DC Artist Anne Marchand

The Capital at the top sets the scene for this mural within the larger community of Washington, DC. Views of the Westminster Neighborhood and the 14th and U Street corridors depict the historical character of the late 19th Century architecture and the pride of community professionals, working people and craftsmen, who made the Shaw neighborhood their home from the late 1800’s to the present.  Bold, vibrant colors reflect the common celebrations and achievements of community leaders, individuals and businesses throughout the century. The mural illustrates a feeling of shared vision in the neighborhood, characterized by children linking arms; “a community sustained over generations and a neighborhood functioning well for its members where people are highly regarded, comfortable and safe.”  Ella Fitzgerald heralds the vitality of the U Street Arts and Theatre district by singing from the rooftops in front of the Lincoln Theater marquee.