Walls and sides of buildings in most low income areas of Washington DC are defaced with graffiti. Now the city is paying the ex-taggers to paint murals over the graffiti. The ex-taggers are holding workshops for young artists and they are tackling the walls in DC to help make them bright and beautiful again. The hopes of the project is to show artists that they can create something beautiful and worth praising for in an area that is usually vandalized.
Source: Murals Help Beautify DC