Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Marine Corps Marathon / Crystal Run Racing Stripes; artists team

Painting Team:L-R Vereecke, Hester, Gavagan, Marchand

Photo Credits: Rob Mandle, Angela Fox of Crystal City BID

No, this isn't Halloween Festivities on Saturday midnight and into the wee hours of the morning! (Although some of us were dressed in costume). We had the pleasure of painting colorful stripes on a street in Crystal City. Later that morning the Marine Corps Marathon runners crossed Memorial Bridge and ran over our racing stripes. The artist crew and I marveled how wonderfully intense the color stripes were, even by streetlight. President and CEO, Angela Fox of the Crystal City BID was inspired to do a Racing Stripes art project after seeing the Colorfield Remix, 8th Street Stripes, a public art project directed by the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in Washington, DC. It was decided to do colorful racing stripes for the Marathon runners and community. After the design process, I put a team of local artists together and we were off to the races. The stripes were a hit and added to the days festivities. Me... I went home afterwards and dreamed of colorful lines crisscrossing the city. You can see the racing stripes over the next few months at 2100 Crystal Drive. Enjoy a nice lunch or dinner nearby. Crystal City BID brought Artomatic to a wide audience this year and continues to provide a variety of art programming to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.


Racing Stripes Art Project
2100 Crystal Drive
Crystal City, Virginia

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