Tag: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

City Seeks Ideas for Public Art to Place Atop Confederate Statues’ Empty Bases

The vandalized base of the Lee-Jackson Monument in the Wyman Park Dell. City work crews later scrubbed all the graffiti away.

Now that Baltimore has ripped out its controversial Confederate monuments, the city is soliciting ideas from the public for what should replace each statue on its vacant base.

Endangered Work of Art Called ‘Oasis’ Gets a Reprieve – for Now

“Oasis,” by Pat Alexander. Photo via Ryan Patterson from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

An endangered work of public art called “Oasis” is safe, at least for now.

Light City Baltimore Starred in a Super Bowl Ad


For the first time ever this year, Baltimore was featured in a TV ad during the Super Bowl.

Biz Markie, Papadosio Among Musical Artists Slated to Play Light City 2017

“Apparatus Florius Leeds 2016” by Tom Dekyvere, photo by Mark Pickthall
Lawsuits aside, the second annual Light City festival is coming back strong. Organizers today announced the musical performers, art installations and other new and returning attractions planned for the festival this spring.

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.

City-Zen: Meet Becca and Wayne – From Schoolmates to Snowballs

Becca and Wayne
Becca and Wayne – Friends with your teacher? Scary!
Welcome to City-Zen: Real Conversations with Real Baltimoreans, a question and answer series with locals sharing their thoughts on issues that are top-of-mind to many.  Whether just starting out, raising a family, struggling to get by, or at the top of your game, we all have something in common.  It’s easier to communicate once we understand the perspective of others. 

City Takes ‘Light City Baltimore’ Creators to Court Over Ownership Rights

Courtesy Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Courtesy Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

Baltimore’s arts council is suing the couple who planted the idea seed for the festival that lit up Baltimore and brought hundreds of thousands to the Inner Harbor this past spring.

New Baltimore Arts Blog Helps Artists Organize



So there’s a new arts blog in town, creative ladies and gents. Sponsored by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore Arts — launched in December — gathers all culturally relevant information from the larger BOPA site so that paint-stained and performance-art-making locals can easily I.D. cool job opportunities, studio spaces, calls for artists, educational programs, shows, etc.

“There’s also an opportunity for people to post pics and info about arts events, new work, etc. in ‘Art Seen’ on the blog,” explains Randi Vega, who serves as director of cultural affairs for BOPA. Find out how this blog aims to stake it Baltimore-centric claim on the interweb after the jump.