Concrete retaining wall along Metropolitan Branch Trail.
NoMa in Color Mural Festival
Murals painted on the WMATA retaining wall along the Metropolitan Branch Trail for the NoMa in Color Mural Festival is a collaboration between WMATA’s Art in Transit program and the NoMa BID. For the 2023 edition, local artists were invited to submit mural proposals for the wall. The 16 artists selected are: Andrea Limauro, Aundrae Williams, Cory Bernat, Craig Moran, Elliott Hamilton, G. Pack, Katty Huerta, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Marly McFly, Rae Akino (Tierra Boyd), Ricky “Crank” Taylor, Tarika Campbell, Trap Bob, Try Cheatham, Yewande Kotun Davis, and Yiqiao Wang. Visitors can enjoy also murals realized at previous festival editions by E$ (2022), GRACE (2022), the artist team Holy Bones and Kelly Towles (2018), Martin Swift (2018), Nicole Bourgea (2022), Stevie Shao (2022), Wing Chow (2018), as well the mural by Tommii Lim (2022) on the wall next to the Metro station entrance.
For 10 days since 2016, the WMATA wall along Metropolitan Brach Trail has featured a curated group of artists gathered in Washington, D.C.’s NoMa district, to enliven streetscapes, and beautify the community. As part of the festival, a partnership between, the NoMa BID and WMATA's Art in Transit Program allows artists to create several murals side-by-side along the 900 feet-long retaining wall at Metro's Brentwood Rail Yard facility, north of the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station, along the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT).
On the link below you can see that artworks painted on the WMATA wall for the 2022 edition by the following artists: Nicole Bourgea, CAM, E$, Grace, Nate Gski, Ricasso, Nate Mann, Shane and Grace, Spraying Bricks, Stevie Shao, Atticus Towles, Kelly Towles, Kelly Towles and Jason Bowers, and Luther Wright. Visitors can enjoy also murals realized at previous festival editions by Martin Swift (2017-2018), Wing Chow (2018), Danielle AT. Kelly (2019), and the artist team Holy Bones and Kelly Towles (2018).