First Public Sculpture Garden in Annapolis


Join the Annapolis Arts District and the Annapolis Library on West Street to celebrate a new sculpture garden that will feature large metal sculptures by guest artist David Hayes (1931-2013).

The 15 sculptures, which have been seen around the City of Annapolis for the past year and a half, will be moved to the Michael E. Bush Library grounds on West Street for the April 15th opening event. The sculptures will remain on display throughout the summer so they can all be enjoyed in one place before they move on to another state. This will create one of the first public sculpture gardens in Annapolis.

Throughout the opening day (April 15th) there will be live music, art activities, poetry, storytime, yoga, and self-guided walking tours of the sculpture gardens. The son of the artist David Hayes will be on-site during the event to share stories and answer any questions you may have about the works. So grab your friends and family and bring a picnic blanket or chairs and join us in the Sycamore Grove (the tree-lined area on the side of the library) for a day of food, fun, and art!

David Hayes Sculpture Garden Opening Event Schedule for April 15

  • 9-10 am: Yoga in the Grove (area on the side of the library)
  • 10am-1pm: Library opens & AZTK food truck on site
  • 10-11: Kids Music: SQRRL (Doug Segree)
  • 11-11:15: Story time with AACPL
  • 11:15-11:30: Poetry
  • 11:30-12:30: Fiddle Music: Gary and Leah
  • Noon-2: Ice cream truck on site
  • 12:30-12:45: Storytime
  • 1-2: Jazz Music: the Kearse duo

This is a FREE and family-friendly event. Food and ice cream can be purchased from the trucks during the event. 

Learn more about this event and plan for a fun family day.