Tucked beside the Chesapeake Bay, Harford County has been home to farmers and miners, traversed by mariners and railroads, remembered for its military roles and American history contributions, and been culturally enriched by its athletes and artists. In all this time we have collected a lot of memories… and THINGS!

To memorialize this anniversary Lisa Scarbath, a mosaic artist, is creating a community-sourced, large-scale mosaic to be installed at Bynum Run Park in March 2024. The public art project will depict the history, personality, and culture of the county by incorporating material from the community into a piece of art for all to enjoy.

You are invited to be a part of this project by contributing a piece of your own Harford County history to be included in the mosaic. Examples include a pebble from your driveway, a broken plate from a past celebration, or a lapel pin recognizing years of public service. The item does not need to be recognizable to anyone else, it just needs to symbolize your story!

Remember to Share your Story!

You MUST include a sentence or two about the piece(s) you are sending! Stories will be published anonymously, but please include your contact information in case the artist has questions.

Need Some Inspiration?

These are the panels we hope to make to feature our county’s connection to the Chesapeake Bay, the Government, our state pride and local agriculture. Ellicott City also worked with Pieceful Designs Mosaics to tell the story of their community. If you’re stumped about what to send in… See what they sent in.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT do I send?
Be creative! Durable material such as rocks, ceramic, glass, and metal are the most desirable. Please do not send anything biodegradable (photos, flowers, paper, etc). Items sent may be cut, trimmed, or otherwise altered at the artist’s discretion. The artist will try to use all the items that are sent, but inclusion is not guaranteed. Please be advised that pieces will become a permanent part of the mosaic artwork and will not be returned.

What SIZE should it be?
It can be as small as you like, but NO larger than your fist.

WHERE can I send/deliver my piece(s)?
Drop off at ANY Harford County Public Library

Mail to Lisa Scarbath, Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

Drop off locations may be added and are subject to change. Follow us on Social Media or checkwww.harford250.org for the latest updates.

Contact With Any Questions

Lisa Scarbath
Pieceful Designs Mosaics