Duke Ellington MuralAbout City Arts

City Arts creates vibrant public murals and mosaics in Washington, DC and beyond through a collaborative process with community members.  Since 1997, City Arts' professional artists and student apprentices have created more than 25 high-profile artworks.  The results of City Arts' long-term dedication to enlivening neighborhoods will be seen for decades. View our general brochure.


Hire City Arts for your next project!  City Arts offers artistic services for companies, nonprofits, schools, and individuals.  Services include indoor murals, school mural and mosaic residencies, mural tours, and mosaic workshops.  View our artistic services brochure. City Arts offers engaging art programs for schools and nonprofits. View our educational brochure.

Project in the Spotlight

Bread for the City Mosaics and Installation, SYEP 2012

In the summer of 2012, City Arts kicked off this program with DC's Bread for the City! Our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) participants worked to beautify and brighten Bread's 7th Street Rooftop Garden with a mosaic footpath. Each student designed and created a series of glass and ceramic tile mosaic stone pavers that were installed to create a pathway throughout the rooftop garden! City Arts is proud of this year's SYEP student participants for their contribution to beautification efforts throughout the Shaw neighborhood and through public art in the


Bread for the City's Rooftop Garden Project

City Arts' SYEP students at work installing the mosaic pavers made in City Arts' studio. Visit our project partners, Bread for the City, here.

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City Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


News & Updates

City Arts is pleased to announce that we are now recruiting students for our 2012-2013 Urban Arts Mentoring Program! Get info on how to apply here!

City Arts is proud to announce that we have been re-certified in the 2012-2013 Catalogue for Philanthropy, which recognizes the best small charities in the greater Washington region! Read a bit about us at the Catalog for Philanthropy's blog article here.