Art means a lot of different things. Covers a lot of topics. A lot of things are Art. A lot of activities, too. Art is big.
Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all.
Public art, historically funded by government, is increasingly finding support through public-private partnerships. Hyattsville’s Community Development Corporation is a nearby success story of using public art to revitalize.
Do you have an exterior wall in Lexington Park that might need some enlivening? Muralists and art students are looking for walls in want of Art.
Contact St. Mary’s Community Development Corp. for opportunities to share the cost of putting Art on your wall. Contact Viki Volk by phone at 301-863-7700 or electronically via our Contact page.
Art in a Park
Communities across the United States are finding Art, in more shapes, sizes, and configurations than can be itemized here. And Art, they are discovering, not only refreshes and invigorates the human soul, it can do the same thing to a community. In big cities, rural outposts, and sprawling suburban streets, Art in its myriad forms are drawing people back to declining neighborhoods and re-purposing abandoned spaces and turning them vital again.
There are Performing Art Parks, there are Sculpture Parks are Sculpture Parks and Trails like, there are Playable Art Parks, and there is a committee preparing a proposal for an Art Park at The Flattops in Lexington Park.
January 10, 2019
The St. Mary's County Community Development Corporation (SMCDC) has canceled its 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival and put its plans for a Lexington Park ArtsPark on hold after conditions changed regarding...
May 19, 2018
The 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival drew 2,000 festival participants and also $100,000 worth of safety improvements to the Lex Park ArtsPark as well as . Hundreds of volunteers and contributors...
March 24, 2018
St. Mary’s Community Development Corp. invites former residents of Lexington Manor (aka The Flattops) and Carver Heights as special guests to the 2nd Cherry Blossom Festival at the ArtsPark, April 8,...
April 11, 2017
Hundreds of visitors strolled acres of green lawns amid budding spring trees this past Sunday for the inaugural ArtsPark Cherry Blossom Festival. April 9, 2017 proved a week late for...
April 1, 2017
Lexington Park's Inaugural ArtsPark Cherry Blossom Festival Only a week away -- April 9, 2017 -- beginning at 11 with the Great Mills High School Marching Band and concluding at...
February 5, 2017
A bevy of artists, musicians, disc golfers, actors, and even dogs will host a festival April 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to launch the creation of an...
December 29, 2016
Lexington Park Seeks Artist for First Public Mural The ArtsPark Committee of St. Mary’s County Community Development Corp. is seeking design submissions on the first of what is hoped to...
June 28, 2016
While Joni Mitchell sang about a tree museum, Lexington Park, Maryland, grew one. Now St. Mary’s Community Development Corp. wants to save it. Hundreds of Japanese flowering cherry trees and...
April 20, 2016
What makes public art? Some would say, what isn't public art? Consider this installation: Consider which is public art? The photographic representation of the original depiction? Huh?