The Urban Forest Project Is Coming to DC

Banner by Dan Dellicolli

This summer, The Urban Forest Project DC will plant 100 street banners about the environment by local artists, designers, and students in downtown DC.

Each banner uses the form of or metaphor for the tree to make a powerful visual statement about the environment. Together, they will create a forest of thoughtful images in our city.

Urban Forest Project banners will be hung on prominent city light poles, launching in the Downtown DC BID for two months. They will then be recycled into unique totebags designed exclusively for the project and sold online. Proceeds will be used to improve District of Columbia neighborhoods.

A preview exhibition will be held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art May 5 – May 9, with the opening reception on Thursday, May 6 from 6-8pm in Gallery 31. This will be an opportunity for you to view the winning banners created by professional designers and artists, along with student work from the Corcoran College of Art + Design and AIGA DC’s mentoring teams.

A post reception will be held at Cafe Asia (1720 I Street, NW, Washington, DC).

The Urban Forest Project DC is being presented by the District Department of Transportation and Worldstudio in collaboration with AIGA DC, DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities, Corcoran College of Art + Design and the Downtown DC BID. The project is contingent on corporate sponsorship which is still being sought.