A screenshot of the R Mural Project's website

R Mural Project

Over the last few months, D.C.’s colorful spirit has been on display thanks to local artists making the city their canvas. Whether expressing the social climate of outrage and injustice or inspiring acts of love and kindness, the art of storytelling is vibrantly present in the many murals seen from Georgetown to downtown. D.C.-based and Black-owned Creative Theory Agency has added to the treasure trove through its creation of the R Mural Project—R standing for “resilience.” It acts as an extension of the agency’s mission; Creative Theory is already working to provide a platform that amplifies the voices of D.C. locals who “continue to find resilience in the community,” while navigating a global pandemic and economic crisis. The mural also includes an augmented reality feature, allowing visitors to engage and share their personal stories with resiliency using Instagram filters that link to a library of local stories. Putting words to action, the R Mural Project’s website also provides users with a directory of local, state, and federal initiatives dedicated to helping with COVID-19 relief, as well as resources to support Black Lives Matter. The R Mural Project is outdoors at Union Market. Information is available at rmuralproject.com. 1329 6th St. NE. Free. —Mikala Williams