February 16, 2024 | News

We invited our University of Maryland collaborators and members of the community to join us for the official unveiling of our new onsite mural. “The Garden of Imagination” was created by University of Maryland students enrolled in Creative Placemaking Fall ‘23 – Art 426: Painting on Site I taught by visiting lecturer Ben Edwards. Inspired by the Art Works Now tagline “Create the world you imagine” students, in collaboration with AWN staff, designed the mural to celebrate the power of art and imagination to illustrate what draws us together as a community.

The interactive mural was created using chalk paint and community members are invited to to add on to the already existing installation. Manique Buckmon, AWN Senior Director, Programs, said, “I think it’s just going to be a piece that we stay proud of now, but also tomorrow and then the days ahead.”

We welcome all member of the community to stop by and take a look!