A thriving public art scene driven by community partnerships, organizations, and world-class artists, a walk through Annapolis is a visit to a breathtaking open-air art gallery.
The Annapolis Art in Public Places Commission produced a hardcopy catalogue to public art sites throughout Annapolis. Preview the catalogue here to scope out your own foot-tour of the city's vast public art collection.
In 2012, chickens were ruffling feathers around Annapolis. As the Fresh Food Movement gained ground, legislation was passed allowing Annapolis residents to have up to six chickens in their backyard for fresh eggs. A&E Patron, Gavin Buckley and Jody Danek—owners of the outstanding local farm-to-table restaurant/bar/art & music venue, Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge, Tsunmai, and Lemongrass—hatched the idea for the public art campaign. They have worked closely with the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County to secure participating artists and sponsors and see the project come to fruition as the chickens hatch.
While the chickens are certainly fun to cluck about, they also represent the start of a greater West Street Renaissance. Be a part of harvesting up-and-coming talent, promoting collaboration between artists of all crafts and skill-sets, and showing Annapolis residents and visitors the vast possibilities of the Arts & Entertainment District.