The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced that it will begin a phased reopening on Wednesday, September 16, with the intention of having all of its galleries and gathering spaces accessible to visitors by Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

The museum will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with timed-entry passes available to BMA members beginning Friday, August 28 and the general public on Friday, September 4.

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Applications to participate in Free Fall Baltimore 2020 are now open. The annual citywide celebration offers arts & cultural events at participating venues throughout Baltimore City. Free Fall Baltimore is held each October in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, and showcases the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, festivals, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, and special events. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts provides grants, ranging from $250 to $1,500, to cultural organizations with operating budgets under $300,000 to provide free events during the month of October. Due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Free Fall Baltimore 2020 will occur as a hybrid of virtual and small in-person events.

Applications for cultural organizations to participate in Free Fall Baltimore 2020 are available here and due by Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Out of concern for health and public safety, applicants are encouraged to submit applications with robust virtual programming elements. If applicants are planning to produce small in-person events, they must adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for public engagement and have an explicit public safety plan thoroughly outlined in the application.

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National Juried Photography Exhibition

The National Juried Photography Exhibition is held biennially in November at the Delaplaine Arts Center as part of FOCUS, a month-long celebration of photography. Artists residing within the U.S. are invited to enter up to three (3) photographs for consideration. The entry fee is $35 per artist ($25 if the artist is a current member of the Delaplaine). All photographs, black & white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated, digital, or pinhole are eligible.

Important Dates

Exhibition  November 7–29, 2020
Deadline for Entries  Monday, September 28, 2020 by 11:59pm
Notification of Accepted Artworks  Monday, October 12, 2020 by 5pm
Deadline for Delivery of Accepted Artworks  Thursday, October 29, 2020
Art Matters Juror’s Talk  November 7, 2020 • 2 pm
Opening Reception & Awards Announcement  November 7, 2020 • 3–5 pm

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Please join the Baltimore City Office of Equity and Civil Rights for this year’s Civil Rights Week, August 24-28, 2020, celebrated with the first annual Fair Housing Film Festival

The week will feature more than 31 different events, including screenings of films related to civil rights, a virtual resource fair, panel discussions and more. 

Please visit for more details.

The Artscape Online Artists’ Market is almost here! The Artists’ Market is open for business 24 hours a day from Friday, August 21 until Sunday, August 30, 2020, and features an online directory of 75 artists showcasing, promoting and selling their artistry.

Participating artists (selected by a jury of professionals in the fields of craft, fine art, fashion and photography) range in mediums from painting, to jewelry, to woodwork and much more. The full list is included below.

Join us for a virtual artist talk on Friday, August 21, from 7-8 PM, to hear from a few of the participating artists. The conversation will stream live on BOPA’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Virtual Artist Talk
Friday, August 21, 7-8 PM – Watch here

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