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Public Art Commissions Selected for 11th Street Bridge Park

Washington, D.C. –  Four commissioned public art pieces were announced today by​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​ – a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River and the District government – reflecting the park’s design principles and values. In response to over 200 community meetings where public art was prioritized, a lighted sculpture inspired by plants growing along the Anacostia River; a mural depicting the African American and Native American experiences tied to caring for the land, hammocks created to honor DC culture reflective of the community; and design of a mobile, small business kiosk aimed at supporting East of the River Black entrepreneurs were selected from over 60 entries by the park’s curatorial committee comprised of local residents, experts, and artists.

11th Street Bridge Park Announces Closing Cost Assistance Program for First-Time Homebuyers in Ward 8

Washington, D.C. – Today,​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​ – a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River and the District government – announced a new Closing Cost Assistance Program funded through a $50,000 donation from GEICO to expand access to home ownership and wealth creation for low-to-moderate income residents in Ward 8. The program will help alleviate the burden for first-time homebuyers in Ward 8 by covering up to $2,500 in closing cost fees for residents at 100 percent median family income or lower.

11th Street Bridge Park Announces Selection of Major Commissioned Artwork by Martha Jackson Jarvis and Njena Surae Jarvis

On February 16, 2022, ​ the 11th Street Bridge Park​—a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and the District government—announced the selection of Anacostia’s Sunrise/Sunset Portals by DC-based artists Martha Jackson Jarvis and Njena Surae Jarvis of Jackson Jarvis Studio as the park’s first and largest commissioned artwork. – East City Art