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PGAHC Art in Public Places*


In 1988, Art in Public Places (APP) was created by Prince George's County Council legislation amidst a rising number of jurisdictional, "Percent for Art" initiatives emerging nationwide in support of public artwork in building construction. The program applies at least one-percent of the construction costs of certain new County civic buildings and major renovations of County civic buildings, to the acquisition and installation of artwork.

The Art in Public Places Plan and Implementation Guidelines require a voluntary seven-member Panel appointed by the County Executive and approved by the County Council to serve staggered three-year terms. The Panel acts in the public interest to support program goals and objectives. Its members include two citizens, an expert in Art in Public Places guidelines, and one representative each from the County Council, County Executive's Office, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and Prince George's Arts & Humanities Council respectively.


Current Panel Members:

Dena Crosson, Program Expert
Rhonda Dallas, Prince George's Arts & Humanities Council
Heekyu Hong, Citizen Representative
Tewodross Melchishua, Citizen Representative
Alec Simpson, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
LaVonn Reedy Thomas, County Executive's Office



APP has sponsored two works within the Gateway Arts District


As well as the following in Prince George's County by Gateway Artists

Located at Prince George's County Courthouse,14735 Main Street, Upper Marlboro:



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Art in Public Places was formed to provide meaningful opportunities for artists, to contribute to the development of art and culture in Prince George's County and to visually enhance public settings for its citizens. The program also strives to further its mission through collaborations with other organizations and private sector construction in the County to facilitate the presence of public artwork in a greater variety of locations.

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E-mail dcrosson@pgahc.org
Phone (301) 883-6201
Web Links Website

Location 1400 McCormick Drive
Suite 240
Upper Marlboro
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Entry Added ByDena Crosson | Entry #1419

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