VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition.
The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. In an effort to develop expanded education programming/enhanced visitor experiences, the 2017 Emerging Curator and the Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools, templates, technological enhancements and funding strategies to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange and audience engagement.
VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with an exhibition budget of $10,000. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2017.
The selection panel includes the VisArts’ Curator, Artist Advisory Council, Gallery Committee and 2017 Mentoring Curator.


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces that Light City, the nation’s first large-scale festival of light, music and innovation, is opening registration for the 2017 conferences. Labs@LightCity which brings together innovators, thought leaders and engaged, inspired citizens from diverse backgrounds to explore cutting edge concepts for sparking social change in six industries: Health, Design, Social, Green, Education and Food.  Conference speakers include New York Times best-selling author and blogger Luvvie Ajayi, Founder of Food Tank Danielle Neirenberg, Pulitzer Prize winning scientist Siddhartha Mukherjee, author and columnist D. Watkins, International Chef, Author and Restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, Co-founder of O’Reilly Media & CEO of Maker Media Dale Dougherty, CEO and Strategist Nilofer Merchant, Award-winning Educator and spoken word poet Donovan Livingston and New York Times best-selling author Alec Ross.

Light City, attracting more than 400,000 to Baltimore during its inaugural year, returns even bigger and bolder in 2017 and takes place Friday, March 31 through Saturday, April 8, 2017.  The festival is open from 7-11pm on weeknights and until midnight on the weekends at the Inner Harbor. The festival’s daytime innovation conferences Labs@LightCity take place over six days Monday, April 3 through Saturday, April 8 at the IMET Columbus Center at 701 E. Pratt Street.

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Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 pm

Falvey Hall: Brown Center
1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA

As part of her week-long residency at MICA, internationally-known artist Andrea Zittel will give a public lecture.

Andrea Zittel (born in Escondido, California 1965) is an American sculptor, installation artist, and Social Practice artist. Zittel’s art is a direct response to her environment and daily routines — transforming everything necessary for life, such as eating, sleeping, bathing, and socializing into artful experiments in living. Blurring distinctions between life and art, Zittel’s projects extend to her own home and wardrobe. Wearing a single outfit every day for an entire season, and constantly remodeling her home to suit changing demands and interests, Zittel continually reinvents her relationship to her domestic and social environment. Seeking to attain a sense of freedom through structure, Zittel is more interested in revealing the human need for order than in prescribing a single unifying design principle or style. Altering and examining aspects of life that are for the most part taken for granted, Zittel makes hand-crafted solutions that respond to the day-to-day rhythms of the body, and the creative need of people to match their surroundings to the changing appearance of life.

Andrea Zittel lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA. Recently, Zittel has had significant museum surveys at Magasin 3, Stockholm in 2012 and Schaulager, Basel in 2009, which followed an extensive touring exhibition “Critical Space,” 2006 -2007 which traveled to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; New Museum, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Vancouver Art Gallery. Her work can be found in notable private foundations and public institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockhom; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; among many others.

Calling all Artists and Graphic Designers!

Market Center Logo Competition

This contest is a great way for you to showcase your work, meet potential future clients, and heighten your visibility in the community, as the review panel will include business owners, representatives of area institutions and cultural venues, and other stakeholders. Market Center will feature the winning logo on a revised Market Center website, a variety of social media platforms, business cards, letterhead, marketing materials and signs.



  • Contest Announcement – November 1, 2016
  • Deadline for questions regarding the contest – November 8, 2016
  • Deadline for submittal – November 30, 2016
  • Award – December 19, 2016