In celebration of the 2023 cherry blossom season, local DC muralist Chris Pyrate brought his signature cherry blossom street art to Georgetown Park. The public art installation Georgetown on the Journey was on view to visitors February through May, with art displays spanning from East Market Lane to Grace Street Plaza.
A Washingtonian and visual multimedia artist from Southeast, Chris Pyrate is known for his signature cherry blossom art murals throughout the city. Pyrate has amassed a notable clientele that includes Grammy Award-winning musician Lupe Fiasco, Nike, and the Washington Wizards. His popular pastel floral murals appeared in four consecutive phases throughout Georgetown Park over the course of the installation’s two-month-long duration.
“This project couldn’t be more special to me as a DC native. Georgetown was always an escape for me outside of Southern Avenue where I was raised. I worked my first job here as a design artist on M street, so to now be commissioned to bring my artistry back to such a historic neighborhood is a full circle moment,” said Chris Pyrate. “I look forward to contributing a public art installation to Georgetown Park. This partnership signifies how far DC has come with embracing artistic expression throughout the city.”