Silver Spring, Takoma Park Get New Public Art Murals

Silver Spring and Takoma Park each have a new temporary piece of public art created by local artists commissioned by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County through its Public Arts Trust program, #ArtHappensHere.

CKC Farming Deputy Director Honored as a Local Hero

CKC Farming deputy director Hannah Sholder has been honored by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-District 8) as a Local Hero of the Week for her work with farming in local communities, notably at Koiner Farm in Silver Spring.

“Pocket Pet Palooza” Waives Adoption Fees for Small Mammals at Shelter

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center will waive adoption fees for all small animals, such as rabbits, gerbils, ferrets and guinea pigs, for two weeks, from Aug. 15 to Aug. 28. Known as “Pocket Pet Palooza,” the promotion is sponsored by the nonprofit organization Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being.

Wider Circle Board Names Javaid New President & CEO

A Wider Circle’s board of directors has appointed Amy S. Javaid as the Silver Spring nonprofit’s new president & CEO, according to an announcement on the organization’s website.

AHCMC Issues RFQ for Multimedia Public Art Exhibition

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County has issued a request for qualifications for artists interested in being included in a temporary multimedia public art exhibition titled “Certain Party or Parties Unknown.”