Arts Brookfield, together with Bethesda Urban Partnership, has commissioned Juan Pineda, a Washington, D.C. artist, to create a new public art mural at Bethesda Metro Center. The project is part of the second installment of “Paint the Town,” an initiative to promote more public art murals in downtown Bethesda.
Judges from Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Arts Brookfield chose Juan from a pool of 50 talented local artists. Juan’s concept for the mural features bold, interlocking patterns and colors that will transform the plaza and create a vibrant passageway from downtown Bethesda to the Metro; a captivating piece of public art that highlights the community’s commitment to the arts.
PUBLIC DEDICATION: Thursday, October 13 | 10:30 AM
ABOUT JUAN PINEDA:
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 in Crystal City/WeWork, Petworth, Howard University, Adams Morgan and elsewhere. Pineda 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.”