Design Committee

Beautification, Art, and Historic Preservation Projects 


  • Background

 

The mission of the DSC Design committee has been to shape the physical image and plan long-term physical improvements of the downtown Sykesville community while honoring and preserving its historic charm.

The DSC will continue bridging community partners through beautification projects that preserve and enhance the unique historical features of the Town.

The DSC will work toward innovative ways to include arts in economic development projects and community programs.

Design Committee Chair: Dana Alonzi
Design Committee Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. Contact DowntownSykesvilleConnection@gmail.com for the latest location information.

 

  • 2019 Achievements & prior

–  Design and creation of bike rack with a local blacksmith.

–  Creation of Curse of the Snallygaster storybook, mini-murals, and story map.

– Design, purchase, and installation of the downtown pole flags.

– Administration of art contests.

– Carroll county arts council application: fully funded.

 

  • 2020 Achievements

–  Creation of Snallygaster scavenger hunt.

– Creation and replacement of the Main Street flags. The DSC has worked with the contractor that initially installed the Sykesville flags on the poles on several Town-owned parking lots to replace these flags with flags highlighting Town landmarks and signature events.

– Creation Snallygaster sidewalk arts.

– Nora foundation award.

– Carroll county arts council application: fully funded.

 

  • 2021 Achievements

– Creation and production of a coloring book.

– Administration of the logo design contest.

– Creation of the Snallygaster stuff animal with the Nora foundation grant application.

– Creation of the Greeting from Sykesville sign.

– Carroll county arts council application: fully funded.

 

  • 2022 Achievements

– Carroll county arts council application: fully funded.

– Logo Trademark.

– Creation of a kids mural downtown Sykesville with 10 Snallygaster hidden in it.

– Coordination of the sticker design contest and production of the sticker for the TerraCycle cigarette pole receptacles.

– Design and production of the postcards booklets and postcard sets for the downtown business. Design of a postcards promotional campaign with the downtown restaurants.

– Completion and inauguration  of the historic story map with audio feature and inauguration of the story map: https://arcg.is/SSbjv

–  Carroll County Quilt.

–  Restoration and coating of the Cityscape at the Little Sykes Railroad Park.

 

  • Project list for 2022-2023

  • Creation of a marketing campaign for the Carroll County Quilt.
  • Production of an updated visitor guide and map.
  • Creation of a church wayfinding exhibit (grant permitting) – 6 signs.
  • Restaurant drawing sheets.
  • Produce flags or other material to recognize veterans on Main Street.

Upcoming Events

Oct
9
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Oct
16
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Oct
23
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – Dec 25 @ 12:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
Oct
30
Sun
2022
9:00 am Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville
Oct 30 2022 @ 9:00 am – Jan 1 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market @ Downtown Sykesville | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market The Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is very excited to prepare for its 2022 season! The 2022 market will be the best yet, with returning and new vendors.   Contact us: downtownsykesvilleconnection@gmail.com or SykesvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com, … Continue reading Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market
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