Public Art

The three hundred acres of downtown Bethesda are filled with inspiring works of public art. Browse the collection of public art located within the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and click on the photo to learn more about the public art works in and around that location. If you know of a public art installation that is located in downtown Bethesda that is missing from the list, please contact us at

Artery Plaza
7200 Wisconsin Avenue 
Artery Plaza Sunwork, John Van Alstine

Bethesda Elementary School
7600 Arlington Road

You, Me & the Earth, Kevin Reese

Bethesda Metro Center
3 Bethesda Metro Center

Beacon 1, Mary Ann Mears

Bethesda Office Center
4520 East-West Highway
Lyrical Lady, Mark Kramer

Bethesda Place Plaza
7700 Wisconsin Avenue
Untitled Column, Ned Smyth


Bethesda Post Office
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Madonna of the Trail

Caroline Freedman Park
Hampden Lane & Arlington Road
Bethesda Walk Around, George Greenmyer

Chevy Chase Garden Plaza
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Knot, Mark Puryear

Elm Street Park
Elm St. & 47th Street
Girl with Hoop, Jenny Reed

East-West Towers
4330 East-West Highway
Dovetail, Rodney Carroll

Fairmont Plaza
4801 Fairmont Avenue
Pioneer Woman, Stewart Weitzman

Francis G. Newlands Building
2 Bethesda Metro Center
Lobby Art, Joseph Craig English


Gateway Building
7201 Wisconsin Avenue
Crystal Willow, Rockne Krebs


Hampden Square
4900 Montgomery Lane
Neptune, Raymond Kaskey

Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street

Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue
Gyre & Gimble, Mary Ann Mears

Lionsgate Bethesda
7710 Woodmont Avenue
Standing Lions, John L. Dreyfuss


One Bethesda Center
4800 Hampden Lane
Waterway, Elyn Zimmerman

The Palisades
4835 Cordell Avenue
Three Muses & Apollo, Rodney Carroll

"Paint the Town" Mural Project
Capital Crescent Trail Retaining Wall
Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn 

"Paint the Town" Mural Project
Bethesda Metro Center
Juan Pineda

Poetry Benches
Circulator Stops
12 benches, Bodil Meleney

Rosedale Park
4720 Rosedale Avenue
Chesapeake Memories, Tim Tate,
Erwin Timmers, Michael Janis

5000 Bradley Boulevard
Erwin Timmers

"Tunnel Vision"
Metro Tunnel
Bright IdeasSpencer Razick

Sculpture B
Various Locations

Veterans Park
Woodmont & Norfolk Avenues

Wall Murals
Various locations
Lobster, Elyse Harrison