Carroll Creek Park Wayfinding Project
A new public art project is now located at the entrance of Carroll Creek Park in Downtown Frederick! This wayfinding project will provide a highly visible, recognizable, and welcoming gateway to the park both day and night for visitors, residents, motorists, and more. Artist Thomas Sterner is created a stainless steel design, Water Lily Wave, with integrated lighting to bring a bright and dazzling effect as it illuminates the piece from below. The sculpture depicts water plant flower stalks bending in the breeze or toward sunlight. Each bud is nearly opening and revealing brightly colored petals, showing the promise of a bright future. The swirl sanded surfaces shimmer both day and night.
Downtown Frederick Partnership received a $19,000 General Grant to support the design, fabrication and implementation of this artistic outdoor fencing and wayfinding installation. Ausherman Family Foundation worked together with another private funder, Transportation Management Services, to support this and a future phase of this project. The Partnership created committees and engaged Susie Leong, a public art consultant, to manage the completion of the project. This project follows the Public Art master plan and is fulfilling goals established by the Downtown Safety & Security Initiative (“The Initiative”). The Environmental Design and Programming Committee has placed many of their efforts on the Carroll Creek and identified areas of importance. The artwork will also serve as a seating deterrent to limit loitering in the entrance.
Ausherman Family Foundation is excited to see this project become a reality and bring new, vibrant artwork to Downtown Frederick our community. Stay tuned for progressive photos of the project and phase 2!
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