After two years virtual, The Arc Baltimore will host an in-person exhibit and fundraiser showcasing artists with disabilities

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Art in the Round 2021 entry “Kids Playing” by Gregory Bannister. Photo courtesy of The Arc Baltimore.

For the first time since before the pandemic, nonprofit The Arc Baltimore will host an in-person art exhibit and fundraiser event showcasing the work of artists with developmental disabilities.

The “Art in the Round” event, which was held virtually for the past two years, will take place Friday, Oct. 21, from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley.

The Arc Baltimore supports individuals with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. 

With more than 60 pieces of artwork on display, guests will be able to meet the artists and discuss their inspirations while bidding on their favorite items and enjoying hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. 

“Always The Arc’s largest and most anticipated annual event, this year’s Art in the Round will bring back many of the elements attendees have enjoyed over the years, along with some of what we added over the past two virtual years and some new bells and whistles,” said Kathleen McNally Durkin, CEO of The Arc Baltimore, in a statement.

Artists submitted their work for review and a committee of art enthusiasts selected the pieces to be displayed at the exhibit, according to The Arc Baltimore.

Artists will receive 60% of the winning bid for each piece sold, and a financial award will be presented to the artist whose work is chosen to be used for next year’s promotional poster.

Proceeds from the showcase support art classes, workshops, job training, education and more. Programs and projects to encourage The Arc’s mission of helping individuals with developmental disabilities “to lead fulfilling lives with a sense of belonging, purpose, and meaningful relationships.”

For tickets or additional information on The Arc Baltimore, visit www.thearcbaltimore.org.



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