Havre de Grace Public Art

Samara Dedication Digital Flyer

New Public Art Projects in Havre de Grace

Samara by Marguerite de Messières and Tsvetomir Naydenov

To be installed in North Park, Havre de Grace

Learn more about Samara's story

Samara was selected by the Havre de Grace Arts Collective’s Public Art Committee (PAC) following a standard "Call for Art" process funded by a Maryland State Arts Council, Public Art Across Maryland (MSAC PAAM) Planning Grant.
This process included:
A publicly advertised call for proposals to solicit ideas and submissions from a broad range of Maryland sculptors
A preliminary review of all submissions by the PAC, which resulted in the identification of seven "semi-finalist" proposals
The commissioning of seven sculpture model by five of the submitting artists for public display throughout the remainder of the selection process. Each model remained on display at Gallery 220 from March 24 through May 28, 2023.
A Public Engagement Meeting about the Havre de Grace Sculpture Trail and the larger Public Art Plan - funded by the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway (LSHG) was held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at Gallery 220.


Existing Public Art in Havre de Grace

Dream Race at the Graw

Original art by William Watson, mural painted by Ezra Berger - Harmer's Town Art Center (Allen Fair)

Big Fish - School of  Fish

By Thomas Sterner - Concord Point Park (Public Art Committee)

Birds of the Chesapeake

By Joe Stebbing -Concord Point Park (Public Art Committee)

Photographs by Pat Venturino

       Arts & Entertainment District Bike Racks

Designed by William Watson (Havre de Grace Arts Collective A&E Committee in partnership with the Public Art Committee)

Benchmark  Program

Bench at Moon & Sea Creations

by Khamari Smith

Bench at Concord Point Coffee

By Ellie Tryon Elgin
(Havre de Grace A&E Committee in partnership with the Public Art Committee)

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective manages Public Art as an important local initiative, and continues to bring creative projects within the town through the HdG Public Arts Committee.

The City of Havre de Grace has identified public art as an important tool for economic and cultural development, one that can simultaneously strengthen the fabric and identity of the community and raise its profile throughout the region and beyond. This is one of the goals of the Arts Collective through the public art initiatives that it leads!

The goal of this effort is to develop and implement a comprehensive public art program rooted in the heritage, architectural and natural beauty of this city and environs, and in its strong sense of place. Professionalizing and formalizing the public art process are essential steps to attract the support, funding, sites and artists needed to achieve the full potential of public art for this city!

Find the Public Art Locator Map here!

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