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Where to admire holiday lights in Washington, D.C. this season

Deck the District with boughs of holly.

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17 military monuments, museums, and memorials in the D.C. area

Where to honor U.S. veterans and military members in and around the nation’s capital.

New downtown foundation to support work on parks, homelessness, and events

The foundation is backed by a variety of local businesses.

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A history buff's guide to the D.C. area's best non-touristy sites

Don’t gloss over these extraordinary places.

Washington National Cathedral lights up for the Washington Nationals

Holy cow! (And "Baby Shark.")

Downtown call boxes transformed into sculptures of historic Washington women

They feature civil rights activists and a former publisher of the Washington Post.

Final designs for World War I Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue NW receive approval

Federal planning commissioners endorsed the memorial this week.

Check out the tunnels under Dupont Circle Wednesday evening

The Dupont Underground arts space is hosting an open house.

‘Large-scale xylophone’ to be installed in downtown park as public art

The display celebrates the relationship between the U.S. and Poland.

Blagden Alley festival will offer food, art, and retail September 14

Design firm Streetsense is organizing the free event in the historic district

Half a dozen new murals are slated for walls across D.C.

The expansion is part of MuralsDC, a city program that started in 2007.

An overnight art festival will pop up across D.C. September 14

"Art All Night" showcases work by local artists into the early morning hours.

18th Street NW will close for Adams Morgan Day September 8

The annual festival will take place for six hours.

NoMa intersection hatches chicken and egg sculptures

Which came first?

‘Life-size bingo’ comes to the roof of Union Market this Sunday

The space is being converted into an interactive pop-up exhibit

363-foot rocket to be projected onto the Washington Monument this week

The display will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

Check out early photos of the ‘Lawn’ exhibit at the National Building Museum, opening July 4

The exhibit runs through September 2 and features audio stories by famous people

Apple’s new D.C. store is a temple to commerce housed in an ‘excellent example of neoclassicism’

The historic Carnegie Library has been radically transformed into a glossy flagship for the tech company, with creative ambitions to boot

Renovated MLK Library to feature artwork by D.C. public school teacher on large glass walls

The walls will display protest buttons and King-related items as individual dots that form a bigger image

In NoMa, another train underpass lights up as public art

"Lightweave" debuts next week as part of broader public space efforts in the booming neighborhood

Heralding spring, haiku signs pop up across part of Northwest D.C.

Look out for the bright signs in the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

Hirshhorn Museum plans redesigned sculpture garden to include space for events

The museum describes the project as a "front door" to the National Mall

JBG Smith hung a massive crescent moon near Nats Park

"Moon Over West Half Street" appears in honor of the All-Star Game coming to Navy Yard

There’s a new baseball-themed mural near Ben’s Chili Bowl, just in time for the All Stars Game

Painted by Aniekan Udofia

Jump into the ball pit: the National Building Museum’s ‘Fun House’ exhibit is open

Check out Snarkitecture’s new installation

The Washington National Cathedral is the canvas for a very blue art installation

Artist Imran Qureshi is covering the steps with swirls of blue paint

Don’t miss seeing this massive outdoor art installation in Georgetown before it closes

Artist Kiril Jeliazkov’s "The Orange Step" runs through June 2

NoMa’s POW! WOW! mural festival returns in May

For the third year, artists will enliven the Northeast D.C. neighborhood by beautifying walls with street art.

With images of Anacostia, a shipping container-turned-art gallery is on the move

The mobile gallery will be located by the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.

Large-scale mural pops up in Ivy City

The artist behind the work is Aniekan Udofia.

Beyond the Renwick: Six public art installations enliven Downtown D.C.

See what to expect from this brand new outdoor art exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District.

Hirshhorn Museum will debut largest site-specific installation by artist Lee Ufan in fall of 2019

Approximately 10 new sculptures by Lee Ufan will fill a four-acre outdoor plaza.

Expect these funky, 1980s-inspired posters around Southwest D.C.

Created as part of the "Hirshhorn in the City" project.

Statue honoring former Mayor Marion Barry revealed in D.C.

The new "Mayor for Life" statue is one of only three full-body statues in the city of African Americans.

New Union Market mural debuted by the Washington Post’s The Lily

The mural can be found at 4th Street NE and Neal Place NE.

Logan Circle construction project encourages street art

Calling all artists!

Former Brentwood parking lot becomes massive work of art

Over 150 gallons of paint were needed to complete the mural.

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10 D.C. murals of celebrities, mapped

From Yoko Ono to Elizabeth Taylor, see which murals are worth a visit.

Burning Man artworks coming to D.C.’s Renwick Gallery in March

Large-scale, immersive artworks will activate the streets of D.C.’s central business district.