Jamestown celebrates Church Hall opening with Elliot Gerard art installation

Elliot Gerard's art installation depicting Georgetown basketball greats is broken into two panels and helps celebrate the grand opening of Church Hall - a restaurant and taproom. (Photo courtesy of Elliot Gerard)

Georgetown Park was geared up for March Madness with the launch of Church Hall and an art installation that pays tribute to Georgetown Hoyas basketball legends.

The two-panel, large-scale installation was created by acclaimed artist Elliot Gerard and installed by Jamestown L.P. and CAHI to celebrate the grand opening of Church Hall – the 6,000-square-foot restaurant and taproom located at 1070 Wisconsin Ave. NW and founded by renowned restaurateurs Geoff Dawson and Peter Bayne, principals of Tin Shop Group.

The new art installation in Georgetown Park, which was unveiled on March 27, showcases Georgetown University basketball standouts Patrick Ewing, Allen Iverson, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo and Otto Porter and faces the entrance of Church Hall.

Gerard is a popular artist in the sports world, and is known as one of LeBron James’ favorite creative minds. Gerard was most recently commissioned to design the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2017 NBA Finals branding.

The Tin Shop Group opens Church Hall this week as the latest in a series of thriving concepts across D.C., which has revolutionized the alehouse experience. Dawson, the co-founder of Tin Shop Group, opened neighborhood-favorites Buffalo Billiards, Penn Social, Highline RxR, Big Chief, Smoked & Stacked and Franklin Hall.

For more information on Georgetown Park and Church Hall, please visit georgetownpark.com and churchhalldc.com, or on Facebook at facebook.com/georgetownparkDC/.