Public Art

Rockville is committed to public art and believes it contributes to the well-being of our city. Our dedication to beautifying the city ranges from painting our storm drains and fire hydrants to commissioning artists to create pieces for our grounds and other public areas.

In 1978, the Art in Public Places program was established to generate an identity that continues to make Rockville a prime destination in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area. The different art pieces, scattered throughout the city, reflect the vitality and diversity of the people and businesses within the community. The arts are very important to the residents of Rockville, and serve to maintain and enrich the character of the community, improve the quality of life, and foster economic development.

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Requests for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications for the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center

Rockville Swim and Fitness Center Request for Qualifications

As part of the city’s Art in Public Architecture program, an art installation is proposed for inclusion in renovations of the outdoor pool at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center. The project aims to bring a unique and vibrant artwork to the community while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the outdoor pool. The selected artist(s) or artist teams will work to develop a design that complements the pool and surrounding environment.

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Metal Sculpture titled "Flourish" by Harry McDaniel installed at the Rockville Senior Center

Discover Art Around the City

Our interactive map shows the locations of Art in Public Places around the city.

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