• Where Creativity is Inspired

Art can evoke a memory, inspire a social movement and transcend generations. It gives us the freedom to react, form opinions and share ideas through conversation.

Fertile ground for artistic expression, Union Market District celebrates creativity through residency programs for artists including John Dreyfuss, Maggie Michael and Dan Steinhilber, and murals by artists Mariela Ajras, Bryon Summers, Brandan “BMike” Odums, Kaliq Crosby, Pamela Bliss, Mr. Brainwash, Bisco Smith and Creative Theory, among others.

In addition to ever-evolving street art collections, Union Market District has partnered with renowned organizations and sponsored exclusive collaborations, such as Yoko Ono x The Hirshhorn Museum, PAINT (RED) SAVE LIVES, Creative Time, Shepard Fairey’s POWER TO THE PATIENTS, The Washington Post’s The Lily, Halcyon’s By The People, DeNovo Gallery, Pierre Edwards, No Kings Collective, Hen House and JR x Time Magazine.

Creativity that thrives here. Experience it for yourself.

Featured Exhibit:

BGV x Nike: Entrepreneurship is a Boxing Match

Brandon “BMike” Odums New Orleans | 2021

“Entrepreneurship is a Boxing Match,” inspired by a poem by Shelly Omilâdè Bell, founder & CEO of Black Girl Ventures Foundation (BGV), highlights women entrepreneurs from the DMV who, against all odds, have created thriving businesses.