Small free art galleries are popping up along Route 1
Small free art galleries are popping up along the Route 1 corridor, with locations now in University Park, Edmonston and Brentwood.
Small box-sized installations, which feature tiny works of art submitted by the public, are the latest trend of the “little free” movement that has also brought community-run libraries and pantries into the region.
The City of Edmonton worked with the non-profit Maryland Operation ARTS Foundation build a MAGNET Artabbreviation of Mini Art Gallery Neighborhood Entertainment Tour, at veterans park at the intersection of Decatur Street and Taylor Road.
A second Art MAGNET is located at the Gateway Arts Center at 3901 Rhode Island Ave. in Brentwood, while University Park residents Judith and Michael Cayo Cotter have established a small free art gallery at 4301 Van Buren St.
Edmonton’s Little Free Art Gallery is also near a small free pantry installed in December by construction group Handy Lad and the graphic design of Your Destiny’s Dream.
The Route 1 corridor has also an astonishing number of 57 registered small free libraries: 14 in Hyattsville, 13 in College Park, seven in Greenbelt, six in Edmonston, five in Woodridge, four in Brentwood, three in University Park and Mount Rainier, and one in Riverdale Park and North Brentwood.
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