The Grate Project

September 15, 2007 - September 30, 2007


Seeking to create large scale paintings that will exist in the public realm, from September 15 through September 30, 2007 Kelly Towles created murals that completely covered the roll-down security grates at One World Fitness, outside the artist studios at 926 N Street in Blagden Alley, and at the Black Cat nightclub. Re-vitalizing these grates into dynamic contemporary artworks, The Grate Project is intended to further dialogue about the nature of street art and public art work, while enhancing DC's street-scapes.

The Grate Project was made possible through the support of the Creative Communities Fund - The Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Transformer, One World Fitness, The Black Cat, and Furioso Development Corporation. Special thanks to Giorgio Furioso, Dante Ferrando, and Karim Steward for making The Grate Project possible.