Young artists help revamp Wheaton Town Plaza

"Pour Your ART Out" comes to fruition

WHEATON, Md. - A nearly 30-year-old clock has been revamped, thanks to a group of young adults in Montgomery County.

Carefully crafted tiles now line Wheaton Town Plaza's clock tower.

High schoolers and young adults spent two years working on the tiles as part of a Montgomery County program called “Pour Your ART Out.”

Funding for the project came from two cultural grants from the Arts and Humanities Council.

"More than anything, [it’s meant] to engage young people and to have them have a sense of pride about the community they live in by contributing in this way through art,” said Luisa Montero-Diaz, Director of Mid-County Regional Service Office.

And, more changes to Wheaton Plaza are on the way.

Ground-breaking for a 150-million dollar redevelopment project is set for 2017.


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