Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park Unveils New Mural by Local Artist

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) has unveiled a one-of-a-kind new permanent mural inspired by the Chesapeake Bay on the exterior wall of the museum. The mural was painted by renowned local artist Cindy Fletcher-Holden and funded by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Art in Public Places Commission (AIPPC) which is part of the Annapolis City Council.

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) is a gathering place and community anchor where thousands of people visit each year to learn more about our rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The 60ft Chesapeake Bay themed mural adds beauty to an urban structure and serves as a teaching moment for visitors and students about all the wild and wondrous creatures and our precious local natural resources – all related to the Chesapeake Bay. This design intentionally reflects the multidisciplinary mission of the museum and the deeply rooted maritime heritage of our community.

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“I’ve created murals in multiple states and countries and this Chesapeake Bay themed mural is one of my favorites,” said Cindy Fletcher-Holden. “I wanted to capture as many creatures as I regularly encounter in the Chesapeake Bay area.”

“We are honored to have asked Cindy to create a masterpiece on the exterior wall of the Annapolis Maritime Museum building. She captured in such detail the wildlife we ​​all love and know we need to preserve for future generations to enjoy,” said WMA President Alice Estrada. “It’s certainly a great way to welcome neighbors and visitors to the Museum.

AMM’s goal is to encourage the general public to cherish the region’s unique maritime heritage and become lifelong stewards of the Chesapeake Bay.

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