Sunday, May 13, 2018

New public art on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda (Photos)

A strange cast of characters has appeared at 7904 Woodmont Avenue. No, it's not the people waiting in line for hot dogs at Dog Haus Biergarten, or even the Montgomery County Council. It's new artwork on the side of the building that is mainly home to a trash dumpster.

Masked burglars appear to be breaking into the building, while a purple-haired heroine hovers on a star. Art may be imitating life, as Montgomery County grapples with increasing violent crime, including a 31% spike in murders last year. A triple murder last week has the county on-track for another high-homicide year in 2018, thanks to our soft-on-crime County Council. The Council may be represented by the fellow at ground level who is looking the other way as the crime is committed.