2016 Mural Project

Bethesda Metro Center Mural

2016 Before Mural
The first second installment of “Paint the Town" focused on the plaza area and bus bay at 3 Bethesda Metro Center.

Washington, D.C.-based artist Juan Pineda was selected to complete this public art mural. The mural will encompass the overhang above the escalator, five substantial columns and a bench at the base of the escalator that stretches along the bus terminal sidewalk.
Juan Pineda has been painting murals in the Greater Washington, D.C. area since the mid-1990’s. His distinct style, often characterized as urban-contemporary, can be seen in his murals at Crystal City/WeWorks, in Petworth, at Howard University, in Adams Morgan and elsewhere.

2016 After
Juan received the Proclamation Award from the City of Hyattsville for his mural, "In Memory of Freddy." He also specializes in restoration and preservation of public work and was recognized by the The Washington Post for restoring the only remaining outdoor Latino mural in Adams Morgan entitled, "A People without Murals is a Demuralized People."

Juan was chosen from a talented pool of 50 artists from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia who applied for the opportunity.