ArtWalk is a community public art project
bringing grand scale art to the walls of exterior buildings, using the city of Annapolis itself as an open air gallery. The purpose of ArtWalk, a 501-3c non-profit, is to add beauty and interest to our historic community. ArtWalk exposes a diverse and broad population of residents and visitors alike to public art outside the normal venues of museums and art galleries.
Banner photograph courtesy of Jennifer Casey Photography
The first exhibition of ArtWalk highlights the 300th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the City of Annapolis to gain independence for its governing body. Artwork and sites were chosen specifically to honor the communities and residents within the city who have contributed to its rich history.
In collaboration with professional and student artists from Annapolis, ArtWalk worked with the office of Public Works to embark on a city-wide Tactical Urbanism initiative. The endeavor utilizes public art as a means for making pedestrian crosswalks safer, and spawning economic growth by visually connecting the Arts District to promote foot traffic.
Inspired by the Stanton Center community artists in ArtWalk’s First Exhibition, ArtWalk II continues its mission to spotlight the talent and pride of artists within diverse community organizations through public art.
In the heart of Downtown Annapolis, these exhibits live amongst the finest restaurants and art destinations the city has to offer. With lots of available parking, the best way to discover Naptown's character is on foot. Download this Google map to your device to keep a look out for public art along your way.
Incorporating the work of 62 artists from all walks of life, The Tree of Life spans six stories of the Brightview West End facade in the cultural hub of Rockville Town Center. ArtWalk worked with Art at Large, Inc., Hord Coplan Macht, the Shelter Group, VisArts, and the City of Rockville to produce this landmark piece of public art.