Crisfield bike rack project now seeks funding, public input on locations

Crisfield-Somerset County Times
Posted 11/10/21

CRISFIELD — Winning designs for new bike racks were announced last year by the Crisfield Arts and Entertainment Project and CAED is now applying for a $20,000 Public Arts Across Maryland (PAAM) …

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Crisfield bike rack project now seeks funding, public input on locations

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CRISFIELD — Winning designs for new bike racks were announced last year by the Crisfield Arts and Entertainment Project and now CAED is applying for a $20,000 Public Arts Across Maryland (PAAM) New Artworks Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council to get them built.

The public is also being invited to take a survey on where they should be located.

Jim Macko provided four designs. They each say Crisfield with one a crab combined with the city’s incorporation date of 1872 and another a fish hooked on a line. Two other emblems feature a kayaker and a cyclist. These seals as such that they can be placed on the ends of a new or pre-existing bike rack.

A lifelike crab is used by Christina Carlson, where the gaps in the legs and fins were spaced suitably to park a bicycle.

Evelyn Brumwell used an oyster rake and tongs as her inspiration, where the wheels of a bicycle rests between the teeth.

The survey shows images of each design, and is available at crisfieldarts.org/bike-rack-design or click here for the direct link. This survey will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 17.

To comment in person, a community meeting will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Corbin Studio & Gallery, 4 E. Main Street. If attending please email jmerritt@crisfieldcityhall.com to RSVP.

The winning artists last year received a $500 check funded by a PAAM grant.