Bolton Hill

The next Artscape won’t be held in the heat of summer, BOPA chief says

An attendee of Artscape 2018 dances. Photo by Tedd Henn.

Baltimore’s Artscape festival will remain predominately in the Bolton Hill-Midtown area when it returns in 2023, but it won’t be held in the middle of summer.

That’s the word from Donna Drew Sawyer, CEO of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA), the agency that produces the annual free festival for the city of Baltimore and is working to bring it back after a three-year hiatus.

MICA planning off-campus art gallery in sanctuary of Bolton Hill church


Strawbridge Methodist Episcopal Church. Credit: Maryland Historical Trust.

The historic sanctuary of Bolton Hill’s Strawbridge Methodist Episcopal Church will become an art gallery run by the Maryland Institute College of Art as part of a $1.4 million renovation plan approved by the State of Maryland.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced this week that the Maryland Historical Trust has awarded $294,250 in Historic Revitalization tax credits to help fund renovation of the English Gothic Revival-style church at Park Avenue and Wilson Street, an 1885 structure that has been dormant for more than a decade.

Restaurant Review: At The Tilted Row, interesting food and attention to detail create a memorable experience


Bolton Hill’s dining scene has long been on the sleepier side, but with new development popping up, there are changes afoot. The Tilted Row, which opened earlier this year, is an exciting part of that progress.

Gov. Larry Hogan says ‘final offer’ made to settle State Center lawsuit, begins process of seeking new developer


Photo via Google StreetView

With litigation over a long-stalled development plan for State Center apparently close to wrapping up, Gov. Larry Hogan this morning announced his administration is kicking off the process of finding a new developer to tackle an overhaul of the aged Midtown government complex.

Jubilee Arts, #MadeInBaltimore to take part in MICA Store grand opening


Image courtesy of MICA.

The Maryland Institute College of Art is celebrating the opening of its new, expanded school store by inviting young artists with the Jubilee Arts’ Youth in Business program to discuss their wares and offering special discounts on locally made goods.

Bolton Hill church to host Dr. Wen for talk on naloxone and the opioid epidemic after Sunday sermon


Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

A historic Bolton Hill church is bringing in the city’s top public health official this Sunday for a post-sermon chat and tutorial for administering the life-saving drug naloxone.

“Racist Anthem”: Francis Scott Key Statue Vandalized in Bolton Hill


Francis Scott Key Monument on Eutaw Place, pre-vandalism.

Is every statue of a racist a racist statue?

In the wake of a nationwide push to remove public monuments to the Confederacy, which prompted Baltimore to take down three Confederate statues and a monument to former U.S. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney under cover of night, an elaborate monument to “The Star-Spangled Banner” author Francis Scott Key was vandalized in Bolton Hill.

Confederate Monument in Bolton Hill Defaced with Lots of Red Paint


The statue, covered in paint. Photo by Julia Flaccavento.

Someone has doused a controversial monument in Bolton Hill with a large amount of bright red paint, carrying on a trend of protest against Baltimore’s four Confederate memorials stemming from Saturday’s violent unrest in Charlottesville, Va.

Bolton Hill’s Park Café & Coffee Bar Reopens Under New Ownership


Photo by Ed Gunts

Almost exactly a month after Park Café and Coffee Bar supposedly shut its doors for good, the Bolton Hill business reopened today under new ownership.

After Multiple Robberies, a Popular Coffee Bar Closes in Bolton Hill


Photo by Ed Gunts

After getting robbed five times in four months, and then going “cashless” in an effort to prevent thefts, a popular Bolton Hill café has closed its doors permanently.

‘House of Cards’ House Heading to Auction in Bolton Hill


Photo via Alex Cooper Auctioneers

Kevin Spacey seems to be driving Baltimore’s high-end residential real estate market these days.

MICA Store Moving to a Larger Location with Exhibition and Event Spaces


The new space at 1501 W. Mt Royal Avenue. Photo via MICA.

The Maryland College Institute of Art is getting a new campus store that intends to be much more than a shopping destination for books and supplies.

Hot House: Holier-Than-Thou? You Can Be, For $1.25M


Gothic-style former church, designed by Charles Cassell, marble block with slate roof, circa 1875. Complete, high-end, interior renovation into three-story, 5,100 sq. ft., 5 bed, 3 bath home. Cathedral ceilings, original lancet windows, skylights, sky bridge, atrium, large formal and informal entertaining spaces in open area floor plan. Gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, island, Aga stove. Built-ins, hardwood floors. Large basement with rock-climbing wall and workshop. Wrought iron fencing, off-street parking, landscaped and fenced back garden: $1,250,000.

Two Boots Pizza Closes its Baltimore Location


Photo via Two Boots Pizza/Facebook

Baltimore has one less pizza spot to patronize.

Developer Behind State Center Project Sues State Over Nixed Agreement


Photo via Google StreetView

The development firm picked 10 years ago to renovate a sprawling, crumbling complex of state government offices near Bolton Hill is suing the State of Maryland over its a to void their agreement.