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graw alley artist park.

A living outdoor art park and installation dedicated to teaching the history of Havre de Grace - well known, forgotten, and overlooked - through creative artwork:


• Historic Murals: Visual history of Havre de Grace told through a series of outdoor wall murals and
information panels. Many murals have already been created; more are still planned for this park.

 

• Garden: Landscaping, statuary, and plaques that accentuate the artwork and to help educate and guide visitors through the park, fit the theme and tone of the murals to create an immersive experience.
 

• Historic items are being donated and procured to be relocated with the goal of strengthening the experience for visitors, especially the children.
 

• A small outdoor stage for musical and performance artists, presentations, etc.
 

• Seating for visitors and overhead lighting.
 

• Connections: Completing a pathway to connect Graw Alley Artist Park to Hutchins Park for access to
parking, restrooms, boat docks, and direct connection to the Farmers Market and other events.

 

• Food/Drink: Potential to partner with a restaurant to become a tenant within available real estate
within the park and/or create a designated space to allow food trucks to park and sell to patrons.

 

Concept drawings created by Manns Woodward Studios depict how Graw Alley will look and can be used by artists and art-lovers alike.

 

This program is made possible through the support of the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway. This publication has been financed in part with State fund from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

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root cellar studios.

The Plan:  Conversion of the existing storage garages/rooms into incubator space for use as art studios and to foster a vibrant and dynamic scene for artists giving them the ability to exchange ideas and learn new skills.


• Various size incubator spaces for use as studios (at minimal cost to the artists).
 

• Lounge area for promoting dialogue, discussions, exchange of ideas (to include bookcases of art books for resource information). Intent of lounge to be used by the artists and visitors alike.
 

• Classrooms for teaching various art mediums.
 

• Glass windows in the studio spaces are being planned that will allow visitors to visit the studios to see the visual artists (painters, sculptors, etc.) at work or their work on display and/or watch rehearsal of performing artists (musicians, theater troupes, etc.).
 

• Art therapy opportunities could be explored to offer children, elderly, and those with a need for this form of
interactive care.

 
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workshops.

Fully equipped makerspace workshops will offer visitors and members the opportunity to rent/use spaces for a variety of industrial arts, including woodworking, ceramics/kilns, and other fabrication arts.