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.

#MadeInBaltimore vendors like Tiny Dog Press Baltimore, Mount Royal Soap Company, Sew Lab USA, Write Notepads & Company, Creative King and Hold Fast will be offering special deals during the opening on March 28.

And the young artists from Jubilee Arts, whose T-shirts are on sale in the store, will be on hand to discuss their designs, from 5:30-7 p.m.

The MICA Store is an official #MadeInBaltimore retailer and the only brick-and-mortar location to purchase products designed by Jubilee Arts Youth in Business participants, said Derek Parsons, PR manager for the college.

The program helps high school students in Sandtown-Winchester to hone their art skills and develop a business plan to sell what they make. Youth in the program split 100 percent of the profits.

MICA’s new store is located at 1501 W. Mount Royal Ave. On March 28, it will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore...