Georgetown’s Rose Park gets colorful new addition


Georgetown’s Rose Park is hosting a large-scale art exhibit through June 2. (Photo by Kenneth Stewart of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation)

Georgetown’s Rose Park now boasts a colorful large-scale art exhibit dubbed “The Orange Step.”

Local visual artist Kiril Jeliazkov’s installation — which consists of 128 canvases, each 22 feet high and 11 feet wide — will remain at the park through June 2, according to a D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation news release. The artworks are scattered throughout Rose Park, which winds along 26th and 27th streets south of P Street NW and overlooks Rock Creek Park.

The full exhibit also includes canvases along Massachusetts Avenue NW near the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Jeliazkov hopes his artwork demonstrates “the connection between man-made art and nature, with the overarching idea that art is for everyone,” the release says. The water-based paintings use a special vinyl designed to resist the effect of sunlight and harsh weather condition.

Previous stops of “The Orange Step” have included Bulgaria, Florida and California.