Unveiling Ben’s Chili Bowl’s New Mural

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“Who is going on the wall?” was the question on the minds of Ben’s Chili Bowl’s guests from the DC/MD/VA community as well as those from all over the world. You voted for the people you wanted to see, and the new mural is finally nearing completion. The first mural on Ben’s wall became one of the most photographed murals in the world. Now, MuralsDC and Ben’s Chili Bowl are ready to present the latest creation by muralist Aniekan Udofia.

Please join us along with special guests for the official unveiling:
DATE: Wednesday, June 21 st
TIME: 12:00PM
WHERE: 1213 U Street NW

Ben’s Chili Bowl – We have proudly and humbly served the community for nearly 59 years. Since the beginning, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been a place where people of all walks of life, from presidents, celebrities, and the homeless, feel welcome as part of the Ben’s family.

MuralsDC is a graffiti prevention initiative funded annually by DPW. We are thankful to this initiative for giving local artists the opportunity to express their talent while bringing attention to graffiti prevention.

The Artist: The artist for Ben’s mural was selected through MuralsDC. We are proud to say that Aneikan Udofia was chosen to do our mural for the second time. He has achieved local notoriety for his towering murals of Duke Ellington, Fredrick Douglas, George Washington, and especially for his previous work on Ben’s wall, which was donated by MuralsDC in 2012.

For additional information, please contact:

Ben’s Chili Bowl: Vida Ali at vida@benschilibowl.com or (310) 859-4730

MuralsDC: Nancy Lyons at nancee.lyons@dc.gov or (202) 671-2637