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Environmentally-Friendly Holiday Art Installation Encourages Community Donation of Recycled Plastic Bottles to Share Holiday Destination


SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (October 19, 2012) – Downtown Silver Spring and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, in partnership with internationally renowned artist, Julia Vogl, will host the following events surrounding “Re-Imagining the Holidays,” an annual holiday event, on The Fountain Plaza at Downtown Silver Spring. Vogl named the installation, Holiday Destination, and asks members of the community to donate recycled plastic bottles, placing them in receptacles that describe each person’s holiday destination. Bottles will be painted in specific colors based on the destination. For those traveling somewhere hot, red; somewhere cold, blue; somewhere exotic or foreign, green; staying home, yellow; and for those traveling to wherever winter takes them, silver. Holiday Destination will be unveiled on Saturday, November 10th and displayed at The Fountain Plaza throughout the holiday season.



Downtown Silver Spring

Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County

Julia Vogl, internationally renowned artist



Saturday, October 27, 2012

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Donate Recycled Plastic Bottles to Share Your Holiday Destination

  • Assist Artist in Construction of Art Installation

  • Children’s Art Activities Using Recycled Materials


Saturday, November 10, 2012

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Grand Unveiling of Holiday Destination Art Installation



The Fountain Plaza at Downtown Silver Spring

908 Ellsworth Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20910


About the Artist

Washington, DC native, Julia Vogl, believes the power of public art can change a neighborhood, enhancing community safety and pride. Her artistic commitment is to contribute to society, enrich and challenge communities, while learning about people and places. American and British, Julia’s public works can be seen on both sides of the Atlantic. Her projects include Leaves of Fort Greene in Brooklyn NY; Colouring the Invisible at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London; Olympic Tides, a commission for Gazelli Art House in London; and HOME in Peckham London (summer 2012). Vogl is 2012 winner of the Catlin Art Prize, London. For more information, please visit www.juliavogl.com.


About Downtown Silver Spring

Downtown Silver Spring is a mixed-use development in the heart of Silver Spring, Maryland, with more than 50 retail stores, restaurants and shops, along with a year-round schedule of concerts, arts & craft fairs, cultural festivals and a farmers market. The property is located two blocks from the Silver Spring MARC station and is bound by Georgia Avenue, Colesville Road, and Wayne Avenue. Downtown Silver Spring is owned by The Peterson Companies, Foulger-Pratt and ARGO Investment Company. It is managed and leased by The Peterson Companies. For more information, please visit www.downtownsilverspring.com.


About The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County is a 36-year-old nonprofit agency that manages the County’s rich Public Arts Trust program which includes temporary exhibits as well as permanent installations. AHCMC provides the leadership that sustains the County’s arts and humanities organizations, artists and scholars and inspires participation in arts and culture. Learn more at www.creativemoco.com.


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