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New Art Practice: LED Lockets

Sundays: January 6 – February 3 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Learn how easy it is to solder and use LED lights to embellish or create works of art. Join VisArts Studio Artist Stephanie Mercedes and learn how to make an illuminated photographic locket in this 4-week class.  In the first session students will learn how to

Light Bulb Swap at Bauer Drive Community Center

Swap your old light bulbs for up to 3 new LED bulbs for free! Just bring in your old or expired CFL + incandescent bulbs and we’ll recycle them for you. After the swap, join us for an arts and craft project to turn the old bulbs into seasonal ornaments for the holidays. • 12pm
Making the centerpieces ©2018 Joanne Miller

Youth create art from nature

How has the natural world inspired you? For students at the Wheaton High School Wellness Center, flowers at Brookside Gardens inspired them to make art that served as the centerpieces for the annual Montgomery County Government Recognition of Excellence Achievement Awards and Identity’s Promise of Latino Youth Forum. Working with teaching artist Joanne Miller, Artivate,
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Show your creativity! Enter the 2018 Storm Drain Art Contest

Are you artistic? Do you want to help educate about issues affecting our local streams in Montgomery County? County residents are invited to submit entries into the 2018 Storm Drain Art Contest. The contest seeks to use art to educate the public about the connection between our storm drains, streams and the Bay. The six

Storm Drain Art Contest: Cast Your Vote!

The submission period for the 2018 Storm Drain Art Contest has ended and we received 68 entries! Thank you to all the artists who entered. A panel of judges chose the winners of each of the 5 categories (they’ll be announced soon!), but now we need your help to choose the final winner! The People’s Choice Award winner is
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Art and the environment: Student brings awareness to litter

Dana Hollister, a student at the University of Maryland, recently created an art installation that brings awareness to the issue of trash and littering. Read more about the project in Dana’s guest blog below.   My art installation piece is inspired by the Leave No Trace policies, LNT, that I have become accustomed to as
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Storm drain art contest winners: Think further down the drain

To continue to educate the community of how our actions affect our local waters, on Tuesday, April 21 (the day before  Earth Day!) the Department of Environmental Protection along with volunteers from White Oak ShopRite Supermarket painted a storm drain with art from the inaugural art contest at the White Oak Community Center in Silver

Children’s art promotes protecting local waters

Throughout the year, outreach staff at the Department of Environmental Protection participate in a variety of activities such as presentations and festivals. As part of Earth Week activities, Watershed Outreach Planner Ana Arriaza participated in an after-school program sponsored by Identity, Inc. at Montgomery Village Middle School. About 30 sixth graders participated.

Announcing the winners of the storm drain art contest

We asked for art and we received it!  In January, the Department of Environmental Protection and Rock Creek Conservancy sought artwork for a storm drain art contest. We received 18 entries from County residents with great art and messages that inspire others to protect our waters.

Rain garden art at the Kensington Library

As part of Community Service Week, DEP staff, representatives from Rock Creek Conservancy and volunteers came together to paint four inlet drainage areas surrounding a rain garden in the Rock Creek watershed. The rain garden and the drain art, located at the Kensington Park Library in Kensington, MD, are visible to library visitors.