The Most Popular Murals in Shaw

If you are a visitor to DC, and have an eye for Street Art - "Art" not "bombing and graffiti" then you won't go wrong in Shaw. If your from DC and have seen some (most have seen some but not all) then revel in the wonder, talent and color of the Murals of Shaw.
Below is a gallery of some of my favorites - they cover a very walkable area between P St and Florida Ave NW. The majority are on 7th, 9th and Florida....but if you are in the area and explore you will surely find we go

One of the most photographed
By Howard Theater - this is a partial -  rises to the roof
Same alley as above - interesting as its made of wood
Alley walls & Garage doors are popular canvas's
Florida Ave - between 6th & 7th
One of the most stunning murals in the city - Children's Playground on Westminster Street between S and T Streets /off 9th Street
Close up of the top right - shows another example of that love affair DC has with Jazz
On S Street at 8th - monochrome - that's unexpected - Capitol Pool Checkers Club
Also on S Street - closer to 7th
And one from an earlier beloved Blog Posts:

Just iconic at 7th & Q
That's it for now....I hope you got some enjoyment from seeing some of the Shaw neighborhood murals, there are other posts on this blog that cover street art in Shaw (Blagden/Naylor) and also a post on street art that is now sadly gone...

Local residents - CALL OUT - if there is a mural that I did not show here (Shaw only please) let me know, I will go photograph it and add it in to this gallery


  1. Thank you for featuring the Westminster "Community" Neighborhood Mural in Children's Playground on Westminster Street. The mural is part of DC Creates Public Art, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Artist Anne Marchand designed and produced the mural at the Westminster Playground in Shaw in 2002 with a team of assistants. The mural is recognized as part of the contemporary mural movement on DC Murals Website, Attribution: "Community" mural ©2002 Anne Marchand,


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