Last Chance: Rose Park Art Departs Sunday

The impressive month-long outdoor art exhibit, “The Orange Step,” by artist Kiril Jeliazkov will remain up through this weekend.

The 81 color-packed panels, measuring 22 feet high, took over part of the Rose Park ball field at P Street and the lower field that leads to M Street, as well as a bit of park land on Massachusetts Avenue, just north of the vice president’s residence.

Jeliazkov and his art were celebrated during the week at the home of Diane and Steve Murdock and at Bill Dean’s Dodge Mansion with fans and friends and his biggest boosters, the Friends of Rose Park and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation.

At the events, Dave Dunning of the Friends of Rose Park thanked the artist for his commitment and beautiful project. For his part, the artist was happy to be in Georgetown and meet so many new friends. “The Orange Step” has been seen in Europe, Florida and California.

“The world has become my gallery,” says Jeliazkov, who wants people “to paint their life” and added, “My project unites everyone.”

Jeliazkov’s studio is in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. His art — some of which depicts the National Mall or New York’s Central Park — is available for sale.

See The Georgetowner’s intro piece for more details on the artist and his must-see exhibit.

Artist Kiril Jeliazkov and John Stokes of D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. Photo by Robert Devaney.

“The Orange Step” outdoor exhibit in Rose Park in Georgetown. Photo by Robert Devaney.


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