Arts & Culture

Patapsco Heritage Greenway(PHG) is passionate about the important role art and cultural activities play in enhancing the Heritage Area experience. Whether it is a live musical performance, art galleries, or an outdoor theatre performance, PHG is committed to supporting art and cultural experiences as a means of enhancing the Valley’s appeal to a diverse audience.  We look forward to finding ways to support, promote, and help develop exciting new opportunities and partnership with local artists and the district’s cultural arts scene.

Attractions

Be Inspired…

Catonsville Arts & Entertainment District

Catonsville was designated Baltimore County’s first Arts & Entertainment District in 2019. Here you can discover the sound of creativity and community. This central Maryland destination …

paSNAPsco Photography Contest

Each year Patapsco Heritage Greenway invites photographers to enter the annual paSNAPsco photography contest.  Open to all ages and skill levels cash prizes are awards in a number of different …

Paint IT! Plein Air

The Ellicott City Colored School Restored was chosen by artist Ann J. Crostic as her subject matter during the 2020 annual Paint IT! plein air event hosted by the Howard County Arts Council each year.  The event draws many …

B&O Blue

The plate above, housed in Ellicott City’s historic B&O Railroad Station Museum is a beautiful example of the famous B&O Blue dining china. The original distinctive deep blue-colored Colonial dining-car china was designed …

Winter View Overlooking the Patapsco

In this 1934-35 oil painting artist Stephens Berge captures a whimsical view of skaters headed down the hill from Elkridge to join others enjoying the frozen Patapsco River below. The …

New Deal Era Mural

On the walls within Howard County’s Welcome Center, located on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City, are two large colorful murals.  The murals depicting the town’s heritage were installed in the old U.S. Post Office building as part …

Changing Horses at the Relay House

This painting by artist Hobart D. Stitt graced the cover of the April issue of the B&O Magazine in 1927.  Entitled “Changing Horses at the Relay House” it depicts the the arrival of a horse-drawn rail …

Preserve. Protect. Interpret. Restore.

Patapsco Heritage Greenway, the managing organization of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area, is dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting, and restoring the environment, history and culture of Maryland’s most dramatic river valley for the enjoyment of all.

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