In partnership with AIDS organization (RED), New York-based contemporary artist Bisco Smith painted this mural as part of PAINT (RED) SAVES LIVES, a multi-city global street art campaign: an international initiative to raise awareness for the (RED) Global Fund’s 6th replenishment conference. As a gateway to the Union Market District, the mural sets the tone with a bold, welcoming gesture for the diverse artistic and creative community that calls DC home.
“I want the piece to serve as a reminder that in the fight against AIDS, we are stronger together,” says Smith. “That idea also speaks to our world as a whole. From climate crisis, political turmoil and global disease, we are all connected in this experience together, and we all have stakes in a better tomorrow for everyone and everything on our planet”