New mural comes to Tenleytown, honoring the neighborhood's history

Jarrett Ferrier paints a historical mural in Tenleytown. Video by Murugi Thande and timelapse by Stephen Voss.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A new mural has popped-up in Tenleytown, celebrating the neighborhood's history. 

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The mural was unveiled with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony Saturday morning. There were fun activities, like gift card raffles, live music, dance performances, and food trucks. Kids even got to make their own murals at the Tenley-Friendship Library after the dedication ceremony.

Mayor Muriel Bowser attended alongside Councilmember Mary Cheh and National Park Service Superintendent Julia Washburn.

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DC Commission of Arts and Humanities funded the mural. Artist Jarrett Ferrier and photographer Stephen Voss teamed up to complete the project. 

Voss, who was also the grantee and project coordinator, worked with community members and officials to choose placement and subjects represented. 

Ferrier worked to sketch and paint the mural. He began painting at the end of August and finished painting in just over a month.

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The mural is titled "Celebrating Tenleytown's History: Past and Present," and it was painted on the oldest commercial building in DC.

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