Hyattsville’s latest public art will be going away soon.
A group of nearly 50 graffiti artists tagged the former site of Ginn’s Warehouse in West Hyattsville earlier this month as part of a temporary art project visible from the Green Line trains which run nearby.
The warehouse will be demolished soon by Hogan Companies (owned by Gov. Larry Hogan) and Gilbane Development to make way for the Riverfront at West Hyattsville Metro, a 183-townhome and 300-apartment project along the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River.
Cory Stowers of ART B.L.O.C. D.C., which is responsible for the new mural at the nearby West Hyattsville Metro station, approached Gilbane about using the warehouse for a two-day graffiti invitational.
The 250,000-square-foot warehouse dates back to the 1970s, when it was used by a department store and then an office supply company for storage.