Photo credits: Nola Latty, Sarah Kavage, Rob Zverina

Art is all around, especially on the trails. From mosaic murals to rooted structures, there’s plenty of eye-catching artwork to experience during your next walk, run or ride #OnTheCircuit.

Now through the fall, our friends at the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE) are producing a wide-ranging, multifaceted art program designed to introduce you to your watershed called “Lenapehoking~Watershed, a place for water, art and culture.” One of the program’s projects, “Water Spirit,” traverses through the landscapes and waterways of the Delaware River Watershed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, including many Circuit Trails. 

Led by artist Sarah Kavage, “Water Spirit” features nine works of art installed currently at AWE centers in the region with six more to come, all meant to be a confluence point for communing with nature, culture and community on a local level. 

Here are the “Water Spirit” installations that you can explore now #OnTheCircuit: 

Photo by Brenda Howell, Sarah Kavage, and www.zverina.com

Al Mudhif - A Confluencer

Location: The Schuylkill Center along the Schuylkill River Trail 

 

A Conversation

Location: Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center along the Cobbs Creek Trail

Photo by Rob Zverina, Ambrose Liu, Sarah Kavage

Intertwined

Location: Tacony Creek Park along the Tacony Creek Trail

 

Portal 

Location: Gateway Park

Photo by Sarah Kavage and Shelly Spector

Migration 

Location: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

 

Beginnings

Location: Petty’s Island

 

Some of the art installations extend beyond the nine-county Circuit Trails region. Here are the other current pieces that are a part of the “Water Spirit” project that you can explore off the Circuit. 

 

THE FUTURE IS OPEN ENDED

Location: Tulpenhaking Nature Center

Photo by Rob Zverina

Christina Suncatcher

Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center

 

WETLANDS IMPROV

Location: Berks Nature

 

And that’s not all! More works of art will be popping up in the region as part of this project through the fall. Check out what is still to come: 

 

Braided Meadows

Location: Lehigh Gap Nature Center

 

THE RISE AND FALL 

Location: Pocono Environmental Education Center

 

ARK 

Location: Independence Seaport Museum

 

NATURE’S LONG MEMORY 

Location: Center for Aquatic Sciences and Camden County Environmental Center

 

Dreaming Field

Location: Bartram’s Garden 

 

Braided Meadows

Location: John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove


While you’re out exploring this AWEsome open air art gallery, don’t forget to capture the moment. Share your experiences by tagging Lenapehoking Watershed on Instagram and the Circuit Trails on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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