Sponsors/Owners

Since April 2021 and on a 12-month per year basis, Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade displays up to eight kinetic sculptures in the segment of Carroll Creek located east of East Street, Downtown Frederick, Maryland. We are grateful to our sponsors who have enthusiastically commissionned our artisans and have become owners of original artwork.

From left to right: Artisans Marguerite de Messières & Tsvetomir Naydenov, Sponsor/Owner Leigh Adams, Executive Director of the Ausherman Family Foundation

“Our Foundation wants to empower the passion for change in Frederick County, and we were happy to collaborate with the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek in launching such innovative project as Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade.”
– Marvin Ausherman, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Ausherman Family Foundation

The Ausherman Family Foundation has sponsored and now owns the artwork of Marguerite de Messières & Tsvetomir Naydenov entitled An Elusive Kinetic Portrait, which is displayed in 2022 for the third consecutive year.

For information about the Foundation, please visit The Ausherman Family Foundation  

Artisan Thomas Sterner (center), Sponsors/Owners (from left to right) Justin Saloom,  Nicole Milor, Tom Evich , and Matt McGreevy of The Fredericktowne Group at Morgan Stanley

“Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade is a worthy community project that makes a difference in Frederick, and we’re happy to be part of it.”
– Matt McGreevy, leader of The Fredericktowne Group at Morgan Stanley

The Fredericktowne Group at Morgan Stanley has sponsored and now owns the artwork of Thomas Sterner entitled Tree of Life, which is displayed in 2022 for the third consecutive year.

For information about the group, please visit The Fredericktowne Group

Pictured from left to right: Artisan Erin Aylor, Sponsors/Owners  Ann & Ric Adams

“Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade perfectly meets our objective to artistically beautify Frederick, and we’re delighted to encourage a fine local artist”
– Ann and Ric Adams

The Adams Family Fund has sponsored and now owns the artwork of Erin Aylor entitled Three Little Birds, which is displayed in 2022 for the third consecutive year.

Top from left to right: Sponsors/Owners Burgess Pilch, Brenda Benna, and Brad Benna, Bottom from left to right: Artisans Tsvetomir Naydenov & Marguerite de Messières 

“We’re delighted to be part of Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade and support two talented artisans”
– Brenda Benna

The R. Carl Benna Family has sponsored and now owns the artwork of Marguerite de Messières and Tsvetomir Naydenov entitled Murmuration, which is displayed in 2022 for the second consecutive year.

From top to bottom: Sponsors/Owners Carmen Hernandez & Manny Casiano, and Artisan Thomas Sterner

“We were impressed with the artwork submitted and pleased to join Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade”
– Carmen Hernandez and Manny Casiano

Carmen Hernandez and Manny Casiano have sponsored and now own the artwork of Thomas Sterner entitled Water Lily with Dragon Fly, which is displayed in 2022 for the second consecutive year.

From top to bottom and left to right: Rotarian Sponsor/Owner Greg Light, Rotarian Artisans Doug Fauth and Bernard Gouin

“Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade is a wonderful addition to the artistic fabric of Frederick, and I am thrilled to be part of it”
– Greg Light

Rotarian Greg Light has sponsored and now owns the artwork of Rotarians Doug Fauth and Bernard Gouin entitled Rotary Lotus, which is displayed in 2022 for the second consecutive year.

From top to bottom: Sponsors/Owners Amy & Jim Clapp, Artisan Erin Aylor

“We’re excited to support a talented regional artisan and join Carroll Creek Kinetic Art Promenade in adding creative artwork to Downtown Frederick”
– Amy & Jim Clapp

Amy and Jim Clapp have sponsored and now own the artwork of Erin Aylor entitled Orbital Dance, which is displayed in 2022 for the second consecutive year.

From top to bottom: Sponsors/Owners Bob & Betsy Fisher, Artisan Thomas Sterner

“We’ve enjoyed interacting with Thomas during the creation of the design and we’re thrilled to particpate in this unique kinetic exhibit
– Betsy and Bob Fisher

Betsy and Bob Fisher are sponsoring the artwork of Thomas Sterner entitled Together As One which will be displayed in 2022 for the first time.

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