Art with a Heart in Riverside Park

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Riverside Park has been chosen to receive a new piece of artwork!  Art with a Heart, as part of their 15th anniversary celebration, has commissioned 15 artistically decorated benches.  The benches will have artwork on the upper front of the bench done by different artists.  Look for the new bench to appear in the park near the flagpole later in the month of October!

About the Project

In celebration of its 15thAnniversary, Art with a Heart is working with local artists and students to create 15 one-of kind benches to install in 15 different parks all over Baltimore City.  Art with a Heart is working with Recreation and Parks to select the 15 parks and to comply with all applicable rules and regulations.  Art with a Heart is also working with Gutierrez Studios to assure proper and quality fabrication of the benches.  On November 12th at Art with a Heart’s 15th Anniversary event at the Lyric Opera House, featuring 10-time Grammy winner, George Benson, the various parks and benches will be highlighted in the evening’s program given to guests (capacity 2,500).  The program will also include a map of each park and picture of the bench so guests can tour the different community sites.

About Art with a Heart

Art with a Heart’s mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art. The non-profit brings its visual art programs into schools, shelters group homes, community centers, recreation centers, permanent housing facilities, hospitals and senior facilities. Founded in 2000, Art with a Heart has grown from four small classes a week to more than 10,000 classes a year, plus a job program, a leadership program, a social enterprise/retail store, HeARTwares, along with many community-wide projects and public art initiatives. Art with a Heart’s success is founded upon consistent and nurturing adults using creative self-expression to promote a sense of community, pride, accomplishment and hope.  To learn more, please visit