Washington post Story on Graham Projects

Graham in Washington Post headline over aerial of Hyattsville traffic calming art project
Graham in Washington Post headline over aerial of Hyattsville traffic calming art project

Thanks to Ian Duncan and the Washington Post for profiling Graham Projects Public Artist and Founding Principal Graham Coreil-Allen and showcasing our recent project in Hyattsville, Maryland, as but one example of how public art can help calm traffic and improve pedestrian safety! We are deeply honored and thankful for the story.

Last week the Federal Highway Administration officially allowed pavement art within their newly updated design manual, the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). With this new guidance and an increasing body of data showing the positive safety and economic impact of asphalt art and placemaking, Graham Projects hopes that more state agencies like the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and local municipalities will start allowing such creative projects in the public right of way.

Click here to read the full Washington Post article!

Aerial photos by the City of Hyattsville, Graham Coreil-Allen portrait by Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post, all other photos by Graham Projects

Graham in Washington Post quote about Hyattsville installation
Graham in Washington Post quote about public art for pedestrian safety
Graham in Washington Post quote about artwork integrating with traffic calming bump outs
Graham in Washington Post quote from the City of Hyattsville on the success of asphalt art
Graham in Washington Post quote by Graham with portrait of Graham immersed in Hyattsville street art

2018 Fall New Public Sites Walking Tours

New Public Sites Tours Fall 2018

New Public Sites Tours Fall 2018

This fall New Public Sites is excited to offer one new walking tour in Arlington, Virginia, Wandering the West Pike, and three classics in Baltimore City; Inner Harbor Baltimore Drift, Station North Ave, and Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange! The tours series focuses on the intersecting issues of public space access, transportation equity, creative placemaking, and how residents are shaping places through everyday actions.

All tours are free and open to the public, but spots are limited so be sure to register. The Fall 2018 New Public Sites tours are made possible with support from Arlington Arts and Free Fall Baltimore.

Free Fall Baltimore is presented by BGE, and is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Wandering the West PikeWandering the West Pike

Saturday, October 13, 11:00 am-12:30pm
Free! Click here to register

Rain date: Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am-12:30pm

As one of the most diverse corridors in the country, Arlington, Virginia’s Columbia Pike in many ways represents the future of American culture and urbanism. On Wandering the West Pike walking tour participants will learn about how residents new and old are adapting suburban public spaces along Columbia Pike to meet their urban needs. Join us to explore and reimagine the public spaces of Columbia Pike’s West End. Learn about transportation improvements currently under construction. Imagine future public art projects taking place along the Pike, including  “The Pike” by Donald Lipski. Learn more…

Inner Harbor Baltimore Drift bannerInner Harbor Baltimore Drift

Sunday, October 14, 2-4pm
Free! Click here to register

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a celebrated success of waterfront redevelopment, but its spectacular looks disguise a contested past and challenging present. Join us on Inner Harbor Baltimore Drift to discover the real stories of how powerful people, visionary plans, and community movements are still transforming the former industrial wharf into a premiere public space for all. Learn more…

New Public Sites Station North AvenueStation North Ave

Sunday, October 21, 2-4pm
Free! Click here to register

As a major thoroughfare in Baltimore’s premier arts district, North Avenue in seeing increasing arts, entertainment, and education development. The Station North Avenue tour explores the history of North Avenue as a transportation and cultural corridor, and the ongoing impact of creative placemaking in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Learn more…

New Public Sites Druid Hill Reservoir InterchangeDruid Hill Reservoir Interchange

Sunday, October 28, 2-4pm
Free! Click here to register

Druid Hill Reservoir Interchange will explore the overlapping embankments and sidewalks to nowhere between the Jones Falls Expressway and the Druid Hill Park Reservoir. The tour will focus on the history of the the park and surrounding highways, and details about the current reservoir construction project. Along the way, we will also share about the community movement afoot supporting pedestrian safety improvements around the park. Learn more…

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