Public art archive is missing (your) art
We Are Takoma, the city’s pro-art initiative that hosts performing arts, visual arts and other creative projects for and by residents, is interested in the incidental art that pops up all around town, and has been archiving it in a catalogue online. Mosaics, murals, sculptures and more dot the Takoma Park landscape, and thus far the project has documented 80 objects around the city—but city staff is eager to add to the list. To see photos of and hear conversations about the “Art About Takoma Park,” go to Takoma Park’s tumblr page, http://tkpkartabout.tumblr.com. To add your own, whether it is a yard ornament or public space display, go to www.takomaparkmd.gov/arts/public-art. From left, the trompe l’oeil front porch on Carroll Avenue in Old Town; a sculpted rooster perched near backyard friends; and the artistic child in the parking lot of the Community Center.
This article appeared in the August 2015 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.