Dear Baltimore Community Members and Artists,

We are writing to personally invite you to a small group conversation about the arts and culture context of Baltimore, and the infrastructure needed for arts and culture to grow and thrive. We want to discuss what’s working, what’s missing, and what solutions would enable creatives to realize their visions of success.

Krista Green from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts is part of a Steering Committee looking at these question from many angles. We are inviting artists, arts services, spaces, funders, events, programs, institutions, community orgs, and connectors to share their perspective.

On September 18th from 12pm-2pm, Krista will host a listening session with Arts Spaces at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower (21 S Eutaw St). Our discussion will last 60 to 90 minutes. We do ask that everyone plan to arrive promptly at noon so that we have time for networking and informal discussion at the end. 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER  20  ·  5 – 9 pm


Ladew is delighted to announce Garden Glow, a magical evening featuring illuminated sculpture, glowing jack o’ lanterns, 
live music, local vendors of food and spirits, special exhibits of creatures of the night, and fall festival fun.

Proceeds from Garden Glow will support Ladew’s environmental and arts education programs for children.
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Come join us for a free day of art, creativity and fun in Carroll Park, Baltimore. This is a chance to interact, make and express yourself at dozens of stations designed to bring out your inner designer and art creator.

There will also be music, fun and lots of opportunity to interact and meet new and wonderful people who want to share their love of art and Baltimore.

Do you have an art project or workshop you would like to bring to Figment? Send us your submissions at:

We invite EVERYONE to bring their art. Please do remember that Figment is an event for everyone when deciding on subject matter for your project (while material can be adult-oriented, it should not be child-inappropriate).

To find out more about this years Baltimore Figment, please visit


2018 Baker Artist Award Finalists:

Charles CohenDina FiasconaroJonna McKoneMiceal O’DonnellMargaret Rorison

Erick Antonio BenitezAbraham BuricksonGraham Coreil-AllenJeffrey L. GangwischFred ScharmenStewart Watson

Leslie HarrisonDora MalechJen MichalskiTimmy ReedJung Yun

Judah AdashiLafayette GilchristLura JohnsonBonnie JonesVon Vargas

Christine FerreraRyan JohnsonMeshelle, The Indie Mom of ComedyLisi Stoessel

Laura AmussenNoa HeyneChristine NeillDavid PageRachel RotenbergAmy SheraldSusan Waters-Eller

The 2018 Baker Artist Awardees will be announced on a special episode of Maryland Public Television’s Artworks program, which will air on May 18, 2018.

Finalists have also been invited to participate in a variety of showcases that will take place throughout Baltimore in the coming months. Stay tuned!


Wed. Oct. 25, 2017 

SNF Parkway Theatre

5 W. North Ave. Baltimore

A conversation and behind-the-scenes look at the rebranding of the Maryland Film Festival and how Baltimore’s grandest movie theater was turned into a 21st-century landmark. 


Ziger/Snead Architects

Post Typography

& Southway Builders

Moderated by Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson

Presented by AIA Baltimore and AIGA Baltimore as part of Design Month 2017

Sponsored by Indigo Ink

Happy hour at 5:30 PM

Event starts at 6:30 pm 


Students: free

AIA or AIGA members: $5

General public: $10

Advance tickets:

The Parkway Theatre’s unique architecture and design approach celebrates the building’s 100 years of opulence, decay, and reinvention. The stunning transformation of this grand theater contrasts modern interventions with a century of history, resulting in a ‘rescued ruin’ where layers of the past coexist with the future.

Architects Ziger/Snead and designers Post Typography, along with Southway Builders share stories and the process behind the theater’s provocative design and the challenges of bringing this abandoned movie palace back to life as a year-round home for contemporary cinema. Explore one of Baltimore’s most unique architectural landmarks while enjoying a cocktail, craft beer, and some popcorn. 



Call and Response: Art Between Artists

Featuring the Work of Sallah Jenkins and Alma Roberts

Baltimore, MD, April 16, 2017 – The upcoming fine art exhibition Call and Response: Art between Artists will take place at the Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center 847 N. Howard Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  The exhibition will run between May 7th and June 24th, 2017.  This exhibition is not to be missed!

Call and Response is an exhibition of fine artworks by ceramic artist Sallah Jenkins and painter Alma Roberts. Through a collaborative process, these artists bring refreshing interpretations to the “call and response” idiom of musical liturgy. The interplay of their artwork creates a contemporary discourse deeply rooted in the African American experience. The art included in the exhibition results from “Conversations” between the artists.  As one artist gives the call the other responds through their art and vice versa; thus, operating in the true “call and response” tradition.

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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces that applications are now available for literary exhibitors, booksellers and tablers for the 22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival, a literary feast with gourmet eats. The festival takes place Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 11am to 7pm daily at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Applications are available for authors, booksellers, independent presses and publishers, non-profit or cultural organizations and vendors selling literary-themed items who wish to participate in a single day or all three days of the festival. Tablers receive one 6-foot table within a larger tent on the promenade for one day of the event. Exhibitors may purchase a space in 10 x 10 increments. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, June 2, 2017 or sellout. Applications are available at

The Baltimore Book Festival is Baltimore’s premier celebration of the literary arts and features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally-known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs and culinary-themed panel discussions, workshops, hands-on projects for kids, live music and a thoughtfully curated local food and beverage program. Admission to the festival is free.

The Baltimore Book Festival is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. For more information on the Baltimore Book Festival call 410-752-8632 or visit  Stay connected via social by following Baltimore Book Festival on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.