Washington, D.C. (February 28, 2023) – In celebration of cherry blossom season, local DC muralist Chris Pyrate is bringing his signature cherry blossom street art to Georgetown Park, a retail destination situated between Georgetown's two Main Streets and the historic C&O Canal. The public art installation, titled Georgetown on the Journey, will be on view to visitors 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 will appear 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.”
To help promote youth in the arts and spread the joy of Pyrate’s iconic artwork, Georgetown Park is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington to host a meet and greet to unveil the first two phases of the art installation.
“Making great places is about providing a backdrop and set of resources that celebrate our communities,” said Mark Witschorik, Director of Asset Management for the Mid-Atlantic Region at Jamestown. “Through this partnership, Georgetown Park will become a canvas and platform to showcase the talent of local DC artist Chris Pyrate, enlivening our property while uplifting the Georgetown community.”
Georgetown Park is owned by real estate investment and management firm Jamestown, which is known for its food- and retail-anchored mixed-use hubs, including Industry City in Brooklyn, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, and Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. After purchasing Georgetown Park in 2014, Jamestown transformed the grounds from an inward-facing enclosed mall into a collection of restaurateurs and premier retailers with dedicated frontage on both M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The property is located minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., and is easily accessible from Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the greater D.C. Metro Area. The property will welcome a new Italian market and restaurant from James Beard award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr and Michelin star chef Nancy Silverton later this year.
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Jamestown is a global, design-focused real estate investment and management firm with a 40-year track record and mission to create places that inspire. Since its founding in 1983, Jamestown has executed transactions totaling approximately $40 billion. As of December 31, 2022, Jamestown has assets under management of $13.2 billion and a portfolio spanning key markets throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Jamestown employs more than 500 people worldwide with headquarters in Atlanta and Cologne, and offices in Amsterdam, Bogotá, Boston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Current and previous projects include One Times Square and Chelsea Market in New York, Industry City in Brooklyn, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Innovation and Design Buildings in Boston and Lisbon, and Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam. For more information, visit www.jamestownlp.com.