Every September since 2017, the Wheaton Arts Parade has brought the community together with art and celebrated our diverse cultures. Artists, schools, neighbors, community groups pushed, pulled, carried, wore and performed their art as the parade marched up Georgia Ave and around the Wheaton Triangle to a community arts festival.
This year, the Covid-19 health crisis has forced us to make a few changes. Large public gatherings are not possible, BUT WAP WILL STILL BRING ART TO THE STREETS OF WHEATON where the public can walk to it and admire it any time of day or night during a two week installation beginning September 20.
As always the Wheaton Triangle will be featured. WAP will install 39 4ft and 8ft triangles around Wheaton, from the Westfield Mall to the new Marian Fryer Plaza to the Library/Recreation center. The triangles will be assembled as tetrahedrons and local artists will be commissioned to paint or sculpt their original work on three sides. WAP is conducting a competition to select the artists and any Montgomery County resident can enter. (See details and application.)
WAP will publish a map of Wheaton with the location of the art installations, a description of the artwork and information about the artist. And there will be another Yarn Bomb this year. WAP artists are already holding virtual workshops to crochet the colorful designs that will be stitched together and hung on lamp posts and trees near the tetrahedron installations. Join the YARN BOMB 2020 WAP Group. We're bringing our community together with art! Share your experience on Social Media #WAP2020.