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Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District Unveils New Sculptures

metro-center-2The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is fulfilling its commitment to public art by unveiling a new series of sculptures throughout downtown Bethesda. The thirteen aluminum sculptures, designed in the shape of a B, are being installed near Bethesda’s arts and entertainment venues as well as throughout downtown Bethesda to highlight venues as well as brand Bethesda as an Arts & Entertainment District.

“We are pleased to now have a piece of art that signifies Bethesda as a destination for the arts,” said Cathy Bernard, president of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, “Bethesda is proud of our state-designated Arts & Entertainment District, our arts venues and our programs that honor and support regional artists. These sculptures celebrate and promote the many local organizations that encourage and foster arts and cultural programming downtown.”

A dedication of Sculpture B was held at Veterans Park on Thursday morning.

The sculptures were made possible by a grant from Montgomery County. According to a news release, 21 local organizations contributed to this project and the Bethesda A & E board raised $50,000 for the project, which the county generously matched.

The following individuals and organizations contributed to this project:

  • Bernard Family Foundation
  • The Bernstein Companies
  • Bethesda Urban Partnership
  • Central Farm Markets
  • Chevy Chase Land Company
  • The Donohoe Companies
  • EagleBank
  • Fred & Starr Ezra
  • Greenhill Realty
  • Jane Fairweather Team/Coldwell Banker
  • LA and LK Greenberg Charitable Foundation
  • Lerch, Early & Brewer
  • Linowes and Blocher
  • Mark Kramer Architects
  • Zachary & Janna Oxman
  • Polinger Company
  • Stage 2 A/V Productions
  • TD Bank
  • The Tower Companies
  • United Bank
  • Vamoose

The sculptures are installed at the following locations:

  • 7200 Wisconsin Avenue
  • Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road
  • Bethesda Metro, corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road
  •  Bethesda Urban Partnership, 7700 Old Georgetown Road
  • Corner of Bethesda & Woodmont Avenues
  • Corner of Fairmont & Norfolk Avenues
  • Corner of Norfolk & Del Ray Avenues
  • Corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Bradley Boulevard
  •  Corner of Woodmont Avenue and St. Elmo Avenue
  • Gallery B, 7701 Woodmont Avenue
  • Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue
  • Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway
  • Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues

You can find more information, here.

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