Frederick has a long history of public art, and one of the Arts Council’s most recent efforts has been to develop a Public Art Master Plan which lays the groundwork to add to and sustain the County’s public art collection.


Current Opportunity: Illuminations RFP: Indoor and Outdoor Light Installations


Now introducing the newest work in Frederick’s public art portfolio!

A mural at McCutcheon’s Apple Products by artist Michael Rosato tells the story of the family business’s rich history in the community. Please stop to take a look next time you’re in the East Street area! Special thanks to BRANDVIZION for amazing printing & installation on this project; funded with a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Going forward, we look to manage the County’s public art program day-to-day, help Frederick adhere to nationally recognized best practices when it comes to developing new projects, and nurture sustainable funding streams to ensure that Frederick’s public art can be enjoyed by generations to come. 

We recognize that cities and locations often become deeply identified with their works of public art, and we are excited by the potential of public artworks to spark conversations, process community identity, and serve the community as a whole.


Have an idea for Public Art?

Download our Public Art Nomination Form here.


Watch the Artist Talk from American social practice artist Matthew Mazzota while visiting the FAC Art Center.



Public Art Initiatives

Barn Art Initiative

Golden-Mile- In Focus



Vision for the Public Art Initiative

Our vision is a Frederick where public art connects residents and visitors, expresses an authentic and unique sense of place, drives economic prosperity through creativity, and advances a culturally inclusive and empowered future.

Download the Public Art Master Plan here.


Mural at 201 South Market Street by Gera Lozano

Lester Bowie Mural at 69 S Market St by Rafael Blanco


Barn Art Initiative