Tag: artists

Mayor Pugh Launches Task Force to Create Safe Working, Living Spaces for Baltimore’s Artists


Just over two weeks after city officials condemned the Bell Foundry building in Station North and evicted dozens of artists in the process, Mayor Catherine Pugh today announced the formation of a task force entrusted with creating more safe, livable and workable spaces for Baltimore’s artists.

In Wake of Bell Foundry Closure, Baltimore Rock Opera Society Launches Fundraiser for a Permanent Home

A rendering of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s planned space, “The Paradise,” by Greg Bowen

Last Monday, city officials pushed dozens of artists out of the Bell Foundry art space in Station North due to fire code violations. Among the unfortunate creatives suddenly left without studios and practice space were the dedicated members of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.

Artists Selected for ‘Neighborhood Lights’ Component of 2017 Light City Festival

Courtesy What Works Studio
Courtesy What Works Studio

Eight local artists or artist teams have been selected to take part in Neighborhood Lights, the community-based artist-in-residence program for the second annual Light City festival.

Spontaneous Evictions Leave Artists at Bell Foundry Space Without Studios

The Bell Foundry in 2013, by Tyler Merbler
The Bell Foundry in 2013, by Tyler Merbler

Dozens of artists who have been working out of the Bell Foundry space in Station North are in need of new studios and supplies after being suddenly evicted on Monday afternoon by city officials.

One-of-a-Kind ‘BAZAART’ Holiday Market Returns to Visionary Art Museum

Last year's Bazaart preview party, Courtesy AVAM/Facebook
Last year’s Bazaart preview party, Courtesy AVAM/Facebook

An artistic twist on the traditional holiday market returns this Saturday to the American Visionary Art Museum in South Baltimore.

Doors Open at Open Works, Baltimore’s $11.5 Million Makerspace


Open Works

Educational Programming, Memberships, and Studio Space Rentals Open to All

Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation officially opened yesterday Open Works, the highly anticipated $11.5 million incubator for Maryland’s creative economy.

Three Minutes of Wisdom from John Waters

John Waters receives honorary degree from MICA
John Waters received today an honorary degree from MICA. Photo courtesy MICA.
Call him Dr. Waters.
As promised, the Maryland Institute College of Art gave Baltimore writer and filmmaker John Waters an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree during its commencement ceremony today, in recognition of his “body of work across creative disciplines.”

Baltimore City to Restore Two “Afro-Deco” Murals by Tom Miller


tom miller mural 1 original

Tom Miller was a popular Baltimore muralist who passed away in 2000, but two of his best-known works will live on with the help of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and proceeds from the Horseshoe Casino.

The arts agency is seeking proposals from professional artists, art service providers and conservators who are experienced in restoring murals.

Artists to Light Up Neighborhoods for Upcoming Festival



As a part of Light City Baltimore, the Baltimore Office of Promotion has selected five local artists and artist teams to complete projects for a new public artist-in-residency program called Neighborhood Lights.

Don’t Miss “A Celebration of Art” at Cylburn Arboretum


Cylburn Event ad

Mark your calendars! Cylburn Arboretum will host June 14 and 15 its third “Celebration of Art” at Cylburn at 4915 Greenspring Avenue.  Join Honorary Co-Chairs Gary and Elana Vikan for a show and sale of the works of dozens of local artists working in media ranging from watercolor, oil, photography and sculpture and more and a variety of events and lectures highlighting the connection between nature and art.