There's something really neat going on in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood currently: the Inaugural Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit (read more about it here). Twelve large-scale modern sculptures (selected from 21 entries) have been installed on the lawns of twelve homes in the neighborhood. The exhibit will be on display for six months; artist-led tours will be offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.; brochures may be picked up at each sculpture site for a self-guided tour; and educational programs and lectures will be announced during the span of the exhibit. What an awesome way to engage the community, attract visitors, and support the arts!
I often think about how great it would be for our neighborhood to have more public art -- be it temporary like some of the displays on 14th Street and this Foggy Bottom exhibition, or permanent. I would love to see something analagous to the Foggy Bottom exhibit in Shaw. And I would love to see more sculptures and murals along 7th and 9th Streets.