Golden Triangle BID and Famous Luigi's Unveil Alley Art
Release Date: Tuesday, August 4th 2009
Golden Triangle BID and Famous Luigi’s Unveil Alley Art
WASHINGTON– Washington, DC’s Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) in collaboration with Famous Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, unveils the newest installation of public art at the alley on 1132 19th Street NW.
The Golden Triangle BID installed the alley art to reflect the positive activity and flow of Golden Triangle’s block of 19th Street with its outdoor dining and buzzing nightlife. Designer Rachel Horlick’s design references waves, water, patterns and movement with smooth curves and cool colors in an active, seemingly infinite motion.
In addition to choosing a design, Famous Luigi’s and the Golden Triangle BID also held a public contest to name the work of art. The winning title is “Ondo Urbana” which is Italian for “urban wave.” The Golden Triangle aims to provide a sense of community and encouraged Golden Triangle workers, visitors, and anyone else in the area to compete in naming the alley art while watching the artists in action. The winner of the competition was an anonymous entry.
This installation of alley art is just one of many of the Golden Triangle’s public art initiatives. In 2008, nine historic fire and police call boxes were transformed into art pieces. Earlier this year a creative bike rack, installed next to the Dupont Circle Metro South Entrance and designed by Olivier Delacour brought art and function together. The Golden Triangle BID will continue to enliven the neighborhood with art and design through partnerships with area businesses and the arts community including a substantial public art piece to be installed at the entrance of the Farragut North Metro station in the Fall.