Public Art

Bel Air Public Art Amenities

The Town of Bel Air is the home to a growing number of public art amenities, including sculptures and murals located throughout the town. Each piece contributes to creating a unique community and to the overall well-being of our residents.

The Arts & Entertainment District has designed a Public Art Tour that features approximately 40 pieces of public art located throughout Bel Air.  The self-guided tour is divided into two sections - a two-mile walk through historic downtown and a short drive to see pieces not accessible on the walk.  The Public Art Tour website will guide you along on your mobile device or you can pick up a hard copy of the map at the Visitors Center located at 37 North Main Street in Armory Marketplace inside the Harford Artists Gallery. 

 Below is a list of the many artistic improvements made possible by both public and private resources:  

Art Amenity
Historic Downtown Bel Air Mural 
Downtown Parking Lot
Art in Bel Air Mural 
328 S. Main Street
Art Works! Lee Street (Bel Air Reckord Armory)
Life Cycle 
Tollgate Marketplace
The Door 
Kenmore Avenue
Day Break 
Ma and Pa Trail at Route 24
Patrick Walker Memorial 
Shamrock Park Memorial Grove
Maxey and Me 
Bel Air Public Library
Bel Air High School

Butterfly Bench 
Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, Rockfield
 Healing Garden Upper Chesapeake Cancer Center

 Hearts of Harford Various locations

 Sun Totem Rockfield Park

 Park at Play Plumtree Park

 Queen Anne's Lace  Corner of Hickory Avenue/Pennsylvania Avenue

 Champions of Courage  Armory Marketplace

 La Dolce Vita  Main Street Parking Lot

 Samara Bike Rack  Main Street Parking Lot

 Secret Garden

 122 N. Main Street

Hearts of Harford

As the county seat, Bel Air is known as the Heart of Harford. Scattered throughout our public art landscape, you will see a variety of painted hearts that are a promotion created by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance.  Various businesses and civic organizations have sponsored hearts throughout town and they are a fun addition to our other pieces of public art! 

Cultural Arts Commission

The Cultural Arts Commission serves as an advisory commission to the Board of Town Commissioners on matters pertaining to the celebration and promotion of the cultural arts in the town. The Cultural Arts Commission is a volunteer board whose mission is to promote music, dance, visual art, performing art, photographic art, and the written word in the Town of Bel Air.  In addition to sponsoring performing arts events, the Commission also has a program for public art project sponsorship and has commissioned pieces located in Town.