NoMa in Color mural festival engages artists to paint the wall next to the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro Station N Street NE entrance, as part of the WMATA Art in Transit Program

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2023/ — The NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) is thrilled to announce the return of the neighborhood’s annual outdoor mural festival. This year’s festival continues the years-long tradition of bringing mural art to NoMa and is being launched under a new banner: NoMa in Color.

Beginning September 9, 2023, the NoMa in Color mural festival will bring together an impressive and diverse lineup of 16 local artists – both established and emerging muralists – who will transform the WMATA-owned wall along the Metropolitan Branch Trail into stunning, dynamic pieces that reflect the history and spirit of the neighborhood, inspire conversations, and foster a sense of pride and unity among residents and visitors. The 2023 NoMa in Color mural festival coordinator is local artist Jesse Kirsch, and the event is made possible through WMATA’s Art in Transit Program. This year’s muralists are:

The NoMa BID’s NoMa in Color mural festival brings new public art to the wall next to the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro Station N Street NE entrance, as part of the WMATA Art in Transit Program

• Rae Akino (Instagram: @rae_akino)
• Cory Bernat (Instagram: @1goodpotato)
• Trap Bob (Instagram: @trapxbob)
• Tarika Campbell (Instagram:
• Try Cheatham (Instagram:
• Lea Craigie-Marshall (Instagram: (Instagram: @bluehuestudio)
• Yewande Kotun Davis (Instagram: @theresoluterose)
• Elliott Hamilton
• Katty Huertas (Instagram: @kattyhuertas)
• Andrea Limauro (Instagram: @andrealimauro)

• Marly Mcfly (Instagram: @marly_mcfly87)
• Craig Moran (Instagram: @dcartistic)
• G. Pack (Instagram: @_gpack)
• Ricky “Crank” Taylor (Instagram: @artofcrank)
• Yiqiao Wang (Instagram: @Yiillustration365days)
• Aundrae Williams (Instagram: @eazyyokeart)

In addition to watching murals come to life, NoMa in Color will include the following events:

• NoMa in Color Mural Festival Kickoff Party (Saturday, Sept. 9, 11a.m. – 3p.m.)
A family-friendly community celebration at Alethia Tanner Park to welcome and meet the local artists who will bring new murals to life along the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Enjoy music from DJ Mathias and free face painting; shop a local makers’ market curated by Neighbors DC; and play hopscotch on a sidewalk mural created by the artists’ group Chalk Riot. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors. Click here to RSVP.

• NoMa in Color Nights Out (Thursdays, 5-7p.m., Sept. 14 – October 19, 2023)
Spend Thursdays evenings in NoMa discovering new art; listening to live music, watching pop-up performance acts, sampling food and drinks from local restaurants, and challenging friends to a friendly lawn game. Check out the weekly schedule of activations here:

• NoMa in Color Art Walk
Take a self-guided tour and discover some of the amazing murals, sculptures, and light art installations that earned NoMa the nickname of the “arts capital of DC.” Use your NoMa in Color passport to check in to all locations to be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to a NoMa business or restaurant. Starting September 9, visit to download your FREE passport.

For more information and schedule updates, visit and follow us on Twitter (@NoMaBID), Instagram ( and Facebook (@NoMaBID).