The Bromo Wayfinding project connects pedestrians with the Bromo Arts District’s cultural spaces and historic sites via colorful sidewalk markers. Based on input from local residents, businesses, and cultural organizations, Graham Projects collaborated with the Bromo Arts District to design and install the permanent wayfinding trail. Each sidewalk pennant features a unique purple “medallion” at its center that abstractly represents the adjacent art space or historic building. Eighteen locations within the storied downtown Baltimore neighborhood are celebrated with pennant-like thermoplastic markers composed of converging bands of blue, salmon, orange, and teal. In addition, major gateways to the neighborhood are highlighted with Bromo Arts District brand markers. The twenty seven markers are connected by smaller diamond shaped “bread crumb” pieces, creating a walking path stretching over one mile. 

Bromo Wayfinding is the first phase of the larger Bromo Painted Path project scheduled for completion in 2022. The second phase will activate two blocks of Tyson Street between Franklin and Saratoga Street with an alley pavement mural.

Production team: Graham Coreil-Allen, Melvin Jadulang, Zoe Roane-Hopkins, Q Batts

Custom thermoplastic markers manufactured by Preform: 

The Bromo Wayfinding project is a program of the Bromo Arts District and funded by a grant from the Baltimore National Heritage Area.