Public Art

Rockville is committed to public art and believes it contributes to the well-being of our city. Our dedication to beautifying the city includes painting our storm drains and fire hydrants to commission artists to create pieces for our grounds and other public areas.

In 1978, the art in public places program was established to generate an identity that continues to make Rockville a prime destination in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area. The different art pieces, scattered throughout the city, reflect the vitality and diversity of the people and businesses within the community. The arts are very important to the residents of Rockville, and serve to maintain and enrich the character of the community, improve the quality of life and foster economic development.


Rockville Swim and Fitness Center Call for Artists

The City of Rockville is seeking a professional public artist to create a site-specific work of art. The purpose of this artwork is to beautify the recently renovated Rockville Swim and Fitness Center. Rockville Swim and Fitness Center is a great place for the public to swim and stay in shape year-round. This center offers three outdoor swimming pools, two indoor swimming pools, hot tub, sauna and a fully equipped fitness center. The public artwork should seek to engage its audience and welcome visitors in a fun and unforgettable manner.

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Rockville Gateway Art Project Call for Artists

The planned location for the gateway artwork is part of the Thomas Farm Community Center which is located on the top of the hillside and offers a plethora of education and recreational opportunities. Located near the center, is Fallsgrove Park, a 30 acres outdoor space used by local families and residents from the surrounding mixed-use living spaces. Parallel to Route 28 and visible to the project site, is an asphalt path that is part of the Millennium Trail and is heavily used by bicyclists and walkers from the neighborhood. The location is highly visible to residents, commuters and other visitors to the City of Rockville.

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Metal Sculpture titled "Flourish" by Harry McDaniel installed at the Rockville Senior Center

Discover Art Around the City 

Our interactive map shows the locations of Art in Public Places around the city.

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