Street Art — Baltimore Edition

By Lanie Rivera

Last weekend, I traveled to Baltimore, M.D. with a group of friends. Our day there seemed to be immersed in rich art forms, from art museums to public street art. Pictured here are a few of the many murals we found.

*Photos by Lanie Rivera


Mayor announces plans to expand public art project funding

Public Art

Public Art (Photo credit: *sasha*)

By Nicole Lafond


In his most recent Capital Improvements Plan, released last week, Mayor Vincent Gray announced plans to increase D.C.’s public art budget by $2.3 million next year.

If passed, the budget increase will go into effect during the 2014 fiscal year.

“The mayor’s $2.3 [million] budget increase is a significant investment in making the District of Columbia a world-class arts and culture destination,” Lionell Thomas, executive director of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities said in a statement on the organization’s website. “Investing in the aesthetic qualities of this city provides for an improved quality of life, creates cultural attractions as well as develops a sense of place in our neighborhoods.”

For information on on the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities plans for future art initiatives, click here.