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Contact: Deb Litman
A Mazing City Project Opening Moved to September 22
CUMBERLAND—Truly A Mazing things are worth the wait!! The debut of the temporary public art project, A Mazing City, originally scheduled for September 10, will instead take place Wednesday, September 22 with a public opening from 6:00-8:00PM on the grounds of Canal Place. Members of the artist team, Arts Council staff, and the ArtLab will be onsite for the event, along with a few special surprises. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive art project of their own, explore the maze-like structure, and create videos and photos to share using social media, #amazingcitymd.
Imagined and constructed by local artists Christopher Sloan, Bill Dunlap, and Arnold d'Epagnier, A Mazing City will consist of large, colorful panels in shapes that celebrate Cumberland’s architectural assets in a bright and artful way. The public art project, funded by the Allegany Arts Council, also will have a major visual impact on the Great Allegheny Passage and I-68.
Also taking place that evening at Dig Deep Brewery is the Delfest Pre-Party featuring musician Joe Craven from 6:00PM-10:00PM. A full evening celebrating arts and entertainment in Allegany County is a great way to head into Delfest weekend. A Mazing City will remain on the grounds of Canal Place through December 1, 2021.
Special thanks to our partners: Passages of the Western Potomac Heritage Area, the Maryland State Arts Council, Allegany County Tourism, and our talented artist team for making this project possible.