Woodley Park Main Street, Cleveland Park Main Street and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop are bringing Endangered Animals to the neighborhood! Figuratively speaking, of course.
We are building on the original Capitol Hill Alphabet Animal Art Project. It was conceived of by a father walking with his children in Capitol Hill, associating the lettered streets with animals as they went, as in “K Street—K is for Kangaroo.” He brought the idea to the CHAW, which collaborated with District Department of Transportation and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, to install twenty animal sculptures throughout the area.
The Endangered Animals Project will expand the project by adding ten NEW sculptures along the Connecticut Ave. NW corridor between Woodley Park and Cleveland Park. This project will provide artistic touchpoints for local businesses as well as residents, further strengthening the connection of creativity with a flourishing neighborhood. The Alphabet Animals encourage residents, business owners, artists, makers, and passersby to explore the inter-connectivity of community through the entry point of unexpected encounters with high-quality art in public spaces–and this new expansion to Endangered Animals adds an important new focus on protecting the wild and wonderful world around us.
For more information, please contact the Endangered Animals Art Project Director: Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld – email@example.com || 202.253.3330
Hay’s Spring Amphipod by Carolina Mayorga
Woodley Park Main Street believes in investing in an energetic streetscape that welcomes residents and visitors alike. By highlighting neighborhood landmarks, like the National Zoo, we create a welcoming neighborhood.
To do this, however, we need your help!
Artists interested in creating a sculpture need to submit the interest form linked below by 11:59pm on January 15, 2023.
The Project Director will reach out to artists to assign an animal in advance of the official RFP process. Proposals will be juried. Final artists and their animal proposals will be selected for submission as part of a grant application package in the spring of 2023. Pending a successful grant proposal, fabrication and installation of animals is slated for fall of 2023. Please note that filling out an interest form or being assigned an animal in no way confirms your participation in the project.
Information on sculpture requirements (including weight, size, materials) will be provided on the RFP form.