PUBLIC ART

Frederick has a long history of public art, and one of the Arts Council’s most recent efforts has been to develop a Public Art Master Plan which lays the groundwork to add to and sustain the County’s public art collection.

Going forward, we look to manage the County’s public art program day-to-day, help Frederick adhere to nationally recognized best practices when it comes to developing new projects, and nurture sustainable funding streams to ensure that Frederick’s public art can be enjoyed by generations to come. 

We recognize that cities and locations often become deeply identified with their works of public art, and we are excited by the potential of public artworks to spark conversations, process community identity, and serve the community as a whole.

Vision for the Public Art Initiative

Our vision is a Frederick where public art connects residents and visitors, expresses an authentic and unique sense of place, drives economic prosperity through creativity, and advances a culturally inclusive and empowered future.

Mural Planned at 201 South Market Street by Gera Lozano

Mural at the Emmitsburg Pool House by Tim Knepp

Installation at Sky Stage by Larry Cook, Jr.