“The Reopening” Mural

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The Mount Vernon Triangle CID collaborated with local artist 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 on Friday, 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 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.

Current Status

“The Reopening” is available for viewing at 444 K Street NW for approximately eight weeks.


When taking photos, be sure to tag @mvtcid, @mylydesign, #MVTReopening #LifeInMVT for cross-promotion on our social media!

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