September 9, 2022
Rockville Town Center Park
131 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Interactive "Protect Them" Art Installation
Friday, September 9, 2022
As part of Rockville Goes Purple, the city’s campaign to spotlight the impact of opioid addiction, Bethesda artist Suzanne Firstenberg will bring her interactive “Protect Them” art installation to Rockville Town Square.
The container, which measures 28 by 9 feet and weighs about 2,000 pounds, is painted on the outside by muralist Rodrigo Pradel. As visitors walk through the container, filled with child safety items that create a tunnel, they hear voices recounting addiction-related injuries, such as abandonment, family breakups, bullying and abuse.
The installation will be open 4-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8; 2-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 9 and 10 and Sept. 16 and 17; and 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.
Learn more about the installation at suzannefirstenberg.com/protect-them. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/rockvillegoespurple to find out more about the city’s Rockville Goes Purple campaign.