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Topic - Carolyn Kamrath
The District sets aside about $406,000 annually to remove graffiti, but officials have dedicated a separate budget of $100,000 to a 5-year-old project encouraging constructive creations in areas often targeted by taggers.
The project took several weeks because of bad weather, but that made it all the more interesting to watch the separate stages of painting, Ms. Kamrath said.
"A lot of people stop to take a look at it," Ms. Kamrath said. "It's right on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, so bikers pause to check it out. It represents the whole variety of genres of dance, which is really important to Dance Place."