Baltimore Events Preview Spring and Summer 2013

For Immediate release: March 8, 2013



          The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts presents festivals and special events for this spring and summer, from April’s Lotta Art Benefit to July’s Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration.  Below is a preview of what is to come.

School 33 Art Center Members’ Gallery Exhibition – Resident artists are chosen by an exhibitions selection committee to showcase their artwork in a solo exhibition, Members’ Gallery, Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-6pm, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, 443-263-4350.

“Exchange: Home Based Residency Project,” March 22 – May 25, 2013
“Images and Ruins,” June 7 – August 17, 2013

The Cloisters Open House Plus – The medieval-inspired attraction and rental facility hosts open houses featuring caterers, photographers, florists, DJs and bridal shops, The Cloisters, 10440 Falls Road, Lutherville, Maryland, 410-821-7448.

Wednesday, April 3, 5pm-8pm Wednesday, June 12, 5pm-8pm
Wednesday, April 17, 5pm-8pm Wednesday, June 26, 5pm-8pm
Wednesday, May 15, 5pm-8pm Wednesday, July 10, 5pm-8pm

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open House – Twice a month the historic landmark welcomes guests inside to visit more than a dozen talented resident and guests artists from the region, browse and purchase original artwork and tour the tower and clock room, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw Street, 443-874-3596.

Saturday, April 6 from 1pm-5pm Saturday, May 18 from 1pm-5pm
Saturday, April 27 from 1pm-5pm Saturday, June 1 from 1pm-5pm
Saturday, May 4 from 1pm-5pm Saturday, June 15 from 1pm-5pm

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar – Maryland’s largest producers-only market offers an assortment of fresh produce, meats, dairy, spices, preserves, fresh baked breads and flowers, in addition art and crafts in the bazaar, Sundays, April 7 – December 22, 7am to sell out (approximately noon), underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.

School 33 Art Center’s Lotta Art – Celebrate the arts with an evening featuring a lottery-style drawing for original artwork, wine, appetizers and music, Saturday, April 20, 5pm-8pm, Silo Point, 1200 Steuart Street, 443-263-4350. $

School 33 Art Center’s “From Joy to Terror” Exhibition – An exhibition of sobering fantasy of feminist politics, shifting mental and geographic landscapes, hybrid sculpture and participatory fashion, curated by Maixa Hixson, the Gretchen Hupfel curator of contemporary art at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, March 22 – May 25, Main Gallery, Wednesdays- Saturdays, noon-6pm, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, 443-263-4350.  Opening reception: Friday, March 22, 6pm-9pm.

School 33 Art Center’s “Resident Artist Biennial” Exhibition – Resident artists of School 33 Art Center exhibit their artwork of various mediums, curated by Shannon Egan and René Treviño, June 7 – August 17, Main Gallery, Wednesdays -Saturdays, noon-6pm, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, 443-263-4350.

Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration – Baltimore City celebrates Independence Day with live music by U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade at 7pm at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light streets, and a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30pm, Thursday, July 4, Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition View the artwork of visual artists vying for a $25,000 fellowship in the area’s most prestigious arts competition, June 29 – August 11, the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Award CeremonyThe winner of the competitive Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is announced during a celebratory award ceremony and reception, Saturday, July 13, 7pm, the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists Exhibition – Semifinalists of the regional arts competition have their artwork on display July 18 – August 4, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1303 West Mount Royal Avenue.  Opening reception: Thursday, July 18, 6pm-9pm.

Artscape – America’s largest, free arts festival features musical performances by regional and national talent on multiple outdoor stages, visual arts exhibitions, art cars, film, fine art and crafts, opera, dance, theater, classical and experimental music, children’s activities, and food and drinks, July 19-21, Friday and Saturday from 11am-9pm, Sunday from 11am-8pm, Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street.

Artscape Gallery Network – Art galleries from Baltimore City and Baltimore County celebrate the talents of area artists with exhibitions openings and special events taking place before, during and after the Artscape festival weekend, dates and locations TBA.

9/11 Memorial of Maryland Exhibit – Top of the World Observation Level hosts a permanent display featuring artifacts from the Twin Towers, Pentagon and Flight 93 National Memorial, including a special tribute to the Marylanders who died during the September 11 attacks, Wednesday, September 11, 8am-6pm, 27th floor, World Trade Center Baltimore, 401 E. Pratt Street, 410-837-8439. $

Baltimore Book Festival – The mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of the literary arts showcases more than 200 renowned authors, book signings, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, cooking demos, children’s activities, exhibitors, food and live music, September 27-29, Friday and Saturday from noon-8pm, Sunday from noon-7pm, Mount Vernon Place, 600 block of North Charles Street.

For more information on festivals and special events of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, call 1-877-BALTIMORE or visit



Dionne McConkey | Communications Associate | BALTIMORE OFFICE OF PROMOTION & THE ARTS | 410-752-8632 | fax: 410-385-0361 | | 10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor | Baltimore, MD 21202 |

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