New Public Sites is excited to offer four tours this spring in Baltimore City and Arlington, VA. Baltimore City tours are offered in partnership with Baltimore Heritage. Arlington tours are offered as part of the Arlington Public Art and Rosslyn BID programming. Check back for updates on registering for the tours in Arlington.
Auchentoroly Terrace by Foot
April 20, 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00
Free to neighborhood residents:
$15 general public. Tickets & Info:
Originally named Auchentorolie after the ancestral estate of the area’s first owner, George Buchanan, today’s Auchentoroly Terrace neighborhood is made up of wonderful houses built at the height of the Victorian era. It is also at the forefront of change. The drinking water reservoir in neighboring Druid Hill Park is undergoing a dramatic shift and neighborhood leaders are working with city officials to improve the park’s accessibility by transforming its encircling highways into complete streets.
Join local resident and public artist Graham Coreil-Allen, a community leader working on neighborhood and park planning, on a walking tour to learn about the history of Auchentoroly Terrace and Druid Hill Park, as well as the direction they both are heading in the near future. Local leaders and heritage advocates Ms. Barbara Anderson-Dandy, Ms. Sandra Almond Cooper and Ms. Donna Cypress will also speak about the neighborhood’s significant African American history.
West Columbia Pike
Saturday, May 11 (rain date Saturday, May 25) • 11 am – 1 pm
Free! Click here to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wandering-the-west-pike-tickets-59713828669
All visionaries are invited to attend the “Wandering the West Pike” walking tour with artist Graham Coreil-Allen to explore and reimagine the public spaces of Columbia Pike’s West End.
- Experience the history, urban design, and current uses of Columbia Pike.
- Learn about transportation improvements currently under construction.
- Share about your own natural, secret and informal public spaces.
- Imagine the future public art projects taking place along the Pike, including “The Pike” by Donald Lipski.
Rosslyn Public Art
May 11, 2:30-4pm & June 6, 6-7:30pm
Free! Click here to RSVP: https://www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-public-art-walking-tour
Tours meet at Central Place Plaza: 1800 N Lynn St, Arlington, VA 22209
Join one of Arlington County’s Public Artists in Residence, Graham Coreil-Allen, for a free Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour. During this 90 minute tour, participants will discover the history, design, and purpose of Rosslyn’s celebrated public art collection. Taking advantage of Rosslyn’s pedestrian-friendly character, the tour will also explore a robust network of spectacular, hidden, and new public spaces. Throughout the tours Coreil-Allen will create opportunities for playful interaction and inclusive discussion. Highlights include Liquid Pixels, Cupid’s Garden, the new Rosslyn Parklet and Street Furniture, and Dark Star Park.
The 2019 Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tours are presented by Rosslyn BID.
Druid Hill Park by Bike
June 8, 2019, 9:30am-12pm
Tickets $15. Purchase tickets and find out more:
Escape the sensory overload of the big city and spend a quiet, serene June morning exploring the nooks and crannies of beautiful Druid Hill Park with amateur historian Ralph Brown and public artist and park neighbor Graham Coreil-Allen. Find out why a “Know Nothing” party mayor in the late 1850’s left this magnificent gift to Baltimore. Discover the hidden zen garden of Druid Hill Park and meet its creator. Explore Baltimore’s history of segregation through testimonials present in the park today. Learn how Druid Lake has provided drinking water for nearly 150 years and behold the sublime piles of dirt that preview its recreational future. See how the park has changed in its appearance since it was established back in 1860 and what the hopes are for improved resident access going forward. If you can ride a bike you can do this ride since it will be on mostly flat dedicated, safe bike trails