Public Art Baltimore is a new partnership to connect individuals and organizations committed to celebrating and preserving Baltimore’s public art, outdoor sculpture, and murals to network and collaborate in new ways.
Our shared goals include:
- Educating Baltimore residents on how public art is commissioned and managed
- Facilitating community participation in public art education and conservation
- Increasing resources for public art conservation
- Enhancing the visibility of existing public art programs
- Advocating for the protection of public art/monuments
By working together, we hope to build a stronger network of public art advocates with the knowledge and expertise to protect Baltimore’s public art and monuments while continuing to celebrate the renaissance of interest in public art-making.
The Public Art Baltimore project is led by an informal working group of volunteers and collaborators. Lead organizers for this group include:
- Graham Coreil-Allen, Independent Artist
- Ryan Patterson, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
- Eli Pousson, Baltimore Heritage
- Lauren Schiszik, Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation
- Baltimore Heritage
- Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation
- Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
- Baltimore Public Art Commission
The Public Art Baltimore project was initiated in January 2015 and the Public Art Baltimore Working Group was first convened in May 2015. The group is currently planning programs and expanded outreach for summer and fall 2015.