The Dupont Circle BID announces new murals surrounding the Dupont Circle Metro Station!
The Dupont Circle Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with Metro's Art in Transit program, is pleased to present to the community the artwork of D.C.-based artists Tenbeete Solomon (Trap Bob) and Chris Pyrate. Their artwork adorns the construction barricade fence of the Dupont Circle Canopy construction project.
Community members, Metro customers and all passing by are invited to take photographs and share them on social media. Be sure to tag artists @trapxbob and @chrispyrate using the hashtags: #DazzlingDupont and #ArtinTransit to document your experience!
About the Artists
Chris Pyrate was born in Washington, D.C. Spending years working between Brooklyn and Miami, Chris has amassed quite the notable clientele from Grammy Award winning musicians such as Lupe Fiasco, and staple commercial brands like Nike. Chris has installed countless murals nationally and has shown his work at several festivals such as the prestigious Miami Art Week and the popular SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
Tenbeete Solomon AKA Trap Bob is a visual artist, illustrator, and animator based in Washington, D.C. She is known for her use of bold colors and gestures to convey both the humor and struggles of everyday life. Her work is socially conscious and frequently inspired by activism and community issues, with an aim to bridge the gap between her audience and her message. Her work can be found in both the digital space and within the community, from Instagram gift stickers to murals throughout D.C.
About the Artwork
Trap Bob's mural, Another Day in Dupont is colorful, fun, and a little unconventional - reflecting the energy of the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Summer has crash landed on the Circle and people are unbothered, soaking it in. Is there a UFO with flower growing out of it in the middle of the grass? Yes. Is that unusual? No really.
Chris Pyrate's mural, Bloom Dupont immerses viewers into an ethereal fantasy filled with cherry blossom motifs to engage the senses and provide viewers with a taste of his whimsical imagination.
ABOUT THE ART IN TRANSIT PROGRAM
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Art in Transit Program incorporates visual and performing arts into the Metrorail system to enhance the experience of public transit riders. The Art in Transit Program works with visual and performing artists, other arts professionals, architects, engineers, community representatives, jurisdictional arts councils, and the WMATA Board of Directors to develop projects and performances that reflect the spirit and vitality of communities served by Metro.
ABOUT DUPONT CIRCLE BID
The Dupont Circle Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit formed in 2018 to elevate the iconic Dupont Circle neighborhood with public space management, strategic marketing, and economic development initiatives. The BID is poised to energize the neighborhood with increased cleaning services, brand management, events and more. The Dupont Circle BID covers approximately 11 blocks in the commercial district, including Dupont Circle, P Street NW, Massachusetts Avenue, and Connecticut Avenue from the Circle to California Street NW. For more information, visit dupontcirclebid.org and sign up for our monthly e-newsletter. Follow us on Twitter (@DupontCircleBID) and Instagram (@DupontCircleDC), and like us on Facebook (@DupontCircleBID).