Public Art in Silver Spring, MD: murals of historic Silver Spring

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

Downtown Silver Spring, MD is a designated Arts and Entertainment district, the only one in Montgomery County and one of only a handful in the entire State of Maryland. Tax credits and exemptions are available to qualifying individual artists and financial assistance can be provided to help fund arts and entertainment projects.

Throughout Silver Spring, MD residents and visitors can enjoy more than 40 public art displays, most of which are located within the Arts & Entertainment district. Public art displays are maintained by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Murals of historic Silver Spring

The murals of historic Silver Spring can be found at Acorn Park which is said to be the location of the silver spring after which the city is named.

Artist: Mame Cohalon

5 murals depict Silver Spring history: the Blair house, Civil War, the National Guard Armory, the Silver Spring station of the B&O Railroad and the Silver Theater & Shopping Center.

Acorn Park is tiny, just 0.12 acres, but packed with information about Silver Spring's history. It is located at the intersection of East-West Hwy and Newell Street and, if it weren't for the "world's biggest acorn" it could easily be overlooked.

Public Art in Silver Spring, MD: Acorn Park

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~

 

 

   

                                                                                                              

 

Thompson Company, REALTORS
16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860

andreabedard.re@gmail.com

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.

 

 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

 

 

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Ron Marshall
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Andrea Bedard, Silver Spring MD would be a great place to visit and live!  With all that art, acorn park and murals of historic Silver Spring, there would always be something to see!

Jan 18, 2015 11:55 PM #1
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Juli Vosmik
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Andrea, that is so cool!!!!  What a wonderful artist to share the history of Silver Spring with everyone.  

Jan 19, 2015 04:33 AM #2
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing this local history.

Have an outstanding week!

Jan 19, 2015 05:41 AM #3
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Yes, Ron! Let us know when you plan on visiting!

My favorite is the mural of the Blair house Juli.

Thank you Roy, you, too!

Jan 19, 2015 09:33 AM #4
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Andrea, I love murals on public buildings and especially historical ones.  We have a few in our area as well.

Jan 19, 2015 09:46 AM #5
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Hello Andrea ... as a artist  myself, I always enjoy coming across city art being displayed 

Jan 20, 2015 01:18 AM #6
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