HISTORY & APPROVALS

Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade is a natural evolution in the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek‘s mission to serve the Downtown Frederick community.

COLOR ON THE CREEK

Founded in 2012 by two dedicated community-conscious Frederick residents, Dr Pete Kremers and
Lisa Collins, Color on the Creek is
a not-for-profit organization, which aims at solving the algae problem
by positioning aquatic plants
along Carroll Creek.

Since 2013, the Rotary Club
of Carroll Creek
 has supported
Color on the Creek through countless volunteer hours planting, trimming, and cleaning aquatic plants. 

SAILING THROUGH THE
WINTER SOLSTICE

In 2016, stemming from the effort of Dr Pete Kremers and local craftsman extraordinaire Kyle Thomas, Color on the Creek introduced Sailing through the Winter Solstice with the vision that renovated holiday-decorated sailboats would illuminate and beautify Carroll Creek during the winter season. Well, when winter comes every year, so do the boats!

Since 2017, the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek has participated in Sailing through the Winter Solstice with its own renovated sailboat shown above, Carroll Creek Clipper, and through volunteer hours has helped launch and remove other sailboats from the creek.

CARROLL CREEK KINETIC
ART PROMENADE

Pursuing the tradition of Color on
the Creek and Sailing through the
Winter Solstice, Carroll Creek
Kinetic Art Promenade is a not-for-profit privately-funded project
initiated and managed by the
Rotary Club of Carroll Creek

During eight months in 2020, Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade has displayed three kinetic art sculptures in the mid segment of Carroll Creek.

Starting in April 2021, it intends to display kinetic art sculptures year around in the segment of Carroll Creek located east of East Street, Downtown Frederick.

Pictured Above: Three Kinetic Sculptures in Carroll Creek

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Approvals

In May 2019, the City of Frederick’s Public Art Commission enthusiastically approved the Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade project and expressed the desire to approve each kinetic sculpture design before its fabrication.

In July 2019, the City of Frederick’s Parks & Recreation unanimously approved the Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade project and the usage of the creek to display kinetic art sculptures.

In October and November 2019, the City of Frederick’s Public Art Commission approved the designs for the three kinetic art sculptures to be displayed from March to November 2020.

In August 2020, the City of Frederick’s Historical Preservation Commission approved the designs for the three kinetic art sculptures that were displayed from March to November 2020.

In November 2020, the City of Frederick’s Public Art Commission approved the designs for eight kinetic art sculptures and its Parks & Recreation Commission approved their display in Carroll Creek year around starting in April 2021.

In January 2021, the City of Frederick’s Public Art Commission approved the design layout for our two Carroll Creek side interpretive panels

Get Involved

“People who get involved with the success of something have to be given at least some share of that success.”
—Michael Ironside