Monday, November 17, 2008

Dear Friends and users of the Gwynns Falls Trail & Leakin Park –
This will be the last week to see Art on the Trail 2008, our 7th annual environmental art show that starts at Winans Meadow and travels up the new portion of the trail to the northwest. The park is open from 8 AM to dusk so come explore and be sure to come to:

The Art on the Trail 2008 Closing Celebration ! ! !

Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 1:00-3:00 PM
(Rain date: Sunday, Nov. 23, same schedule)
Winans Meadow and Trailhead #2 in Gywnn’s Falls Park
4500 Franklintown Road Baltimore 21229
Guided art and park history tour at 1:30 and 2:30 PM;
Participate in art projects; Make your own paper sun dial
Go on a nature scavenger hunt; Play a lawn game;
Enjoy music by Woody Lissauer (;
Make music with sound objects found in nature;
Meet wild creatures from the Carrie Murray Nature Center;
Last chance to enjoy the Art!

A guide and map to the art installations can be found in a box at the fence in the parking lot or on the sign board on the way to the bridge. Below is the map of the exhibit:

....and here are directions to the exhibit:

View Larger Map

Hope you can come out, enjoy the park and the art and celebrate these last days of autumn!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

National Public Lands Day Part II !!!

Some key information that I left out for anyone interested in National Public Lands Day

The day will begin at 9am
if you are interested in participating it would be helpful to let us know you are coming
please RSVP TO

Here is a website to find out more information about the NPLD movement:

and for all of the Artists, amature photographers, and anyone who likes snapping pictures check out this PHOTO CONTEST:

Again, we'll be there Rain or Shine


This Saturday, September 6, is National Public Lands Day.

The Parks & People Foundation is organizing a day of service in Winans Meadow in and around the Art on the Trail exhibition.

There is a long list of projects to work on including, trail blazing, building handrails, clearing invasives, planting trees, and mural painting.

I know, I know, it's supposed to RAIN Saturday, but fear not....

park service is RAIN or SHINE!

we might not be painting a mural in the rain, but you can still bring your family to have fun in the mud!

Hope to see you there!


Pictured: Tree planing in Carrol Park at National Public Lands Day 2007

Ad-Hoc Picnic

Despite opening day being cancelled, participating artist Doug Retzler (Time & Place, sun dial) did a wonderful job of pulling together friends, and artists to enjoy an "Ad-Hoc Picnic" on Sunday September 7.

We couldn't have asked for a better community experience with more beautiful weather!
Pictured: a few people enjoying Time & Place by Doug Retzler
photo courtesy of Doug Retzler

Friday, September 05, 2008

As ordered by the Department of Recreation and Parks
Art on the Gwynns Falls Trail Opening Celebration has been canceled
due to the anticipated severity of tropical storm Hanna.

Conditions permitting the show will be open to the public on Sunday during daylight hours, but without special programming. There will be a self-guide Art on the Trail brochure in a box at the central entry to the trail at Winans Meadow Trail Head (T-2) Please recycle the brochures back to the box plastic bag unless you want to keep it. We will make an effort to have at least one Art on the Trail representative on site from 10-4 on Sunday.

Thank you for your understanding and we hope you come to the show several times during our glorious Autumn on the Trail and in Leakin Park.

Please consult our web site: and for updates on current events.

With best wishes for everyone's safety,
Ryan Patterson, (410-913-0115)
Heide Grundmann, (410-945-0586)
coordinators of Art on the Gwynns Falls Trail

Friday, August 29, 2008


Click to view the invitation to the Opening Celebration on September 6


We have plenty of 2008 Art on the Trail postcards, we are placing them all around town but if you would like to join our mailing list and have one sent to you please email with subject "Art on the Trail Postcard" and your address and we will send one out to you as soon as we can