In Southwest D.C., just a few blocks from Capitol Hill, an abandoned church was transformed into an art installation.
Atlanta-based artist Alex ‘Hense’ Brewer painted the former Friendship Baptist Church in a palette of many different colors. With this project, the artist aims to revitalize an abandoned building and provide something positive to the local community.
This installation is part of a larger programme to make the neighborhood more appealing to artists. Another example of this program is the SW ArtsFest which will take place for the third time in September this year. The local government hopes that by organizing these activities, the relatively unknown quadrant of Washington D.C. will gain more publicity.