New Mural, “The Reopening,” Installed at 444 K Street NW

Friday June 11, 2021

Last weekend, the Mount Vernon Triangle CID collaborated with local artist My Ly of My Ly Design on “The Reopening,” a temporary mural installation at 444 K Street NW. Designed in the image of a mandala – which means “circle” and signifies the idea that life is never ending and everything is connected – “The Reopening” is an artistic expression of both our individual spiritual and shared collective journey toward recovery, renewal and rediscovery following the devastating human, emotional and economic impacts of the public health emergency caused by COVID-19. The mural was installed Sunday, June 6 to serve as a powerful symbol of our community’s reawakening and rebirth ahead of the District’s full reopening today, June 11.

Community members and passerbys contributed to the creation of the mural by lending a helping hand and assisting with the painting of the mural. A special thanks to A Baked Joint for graciously providing complimentary food and beverages to the artist and her team; and to the 444 K Street NW retail space owner for allowing our use of their storefront in support of bringing this transformative cultural activation to our community.