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.