Here's the latest info from Baltimore's nonprofit arts council, events center and film office.
*Pictured: "The Dreamer" by lead artist Latoya Peoples with artist apprentices and artist assistant Jerome Chester. The mural is located at 601 Homestead Street on the Waverly ACE Hardware store. Photo by Sam Selby.
Art @ Work 2017 Creates Eight New Murals in Waverly and Reservoir Hill 
Art @ Work, t he summer mural program for young people enrolled in Baltimore City’s YouthWorks ended its third season Friday, July 28, 2017 by holding two community celebrations in Waverly and Reservoir Hill. This year, eight teams comprised of a lead artist, an artist intern, and ten youth apprentices created murals at four sites in Reservoir Hill and four sites in Waverly. The lead artists were Julie Horton, Megan Lewis, Gary Mullen, Latoya Peoples, Iandry Randriamandroso, S. Rasheem, Ernest Shaw and Mike Thomas. The new murals can be seen at the following locations:

Waverly:  Rite Aid (3198 Old York Road), Waverly Ace Hardware (3103 Tinges Lane), The Book Thing (3001 Vineyard Lane) and Waverly Crabs 
(3400 Greenmount Avenue)

Reservoir Hill:  Harrison Sykes Brown Playground (2700 Madison Avenue),  Tuneup City (701 Whitelock Street), The Fray (2524 Brookfield Avenue) and
German Park (2411 Linden Avenue)

Art @ Work is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Jubilee Arts and 901 Arts and made possible through a partnership with YouthWorks. 
A Few Minutes with Lenora Henry, BOPA's Assistant Director or Development 
Q. What are some of the most challenging parts of raising money for BOPA’s programs?

A. The challenging part is trying to get donors and sponsors to understand our mission and our goal in raising funds, simply because people think of us as a city agency when we are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. We want to make sure each partner understands our needs and they are matched up with proper events and programs that align with their mission .
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 Missed June 2017's talk with Exhibitions Manager Melissa Webb?  Click here. 

Are you an artist in Baltimore City and want to show off your studio and work? Register for School 33 Art Center’s 29th Annual Open Studio Tour presented by Bank of America taking place Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, from 10am-6pm. An annual city-wide event, produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and presented by Bank of America, Open Studio Tour brings together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. Visitors get a chance to meet the artist, see their work and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. Interested artists/galleries must register by Wednesday, August 30, 2017Apply Here.

BOPA seeks qualified artists or artist teams to submit qualifications for the public artist-in-residency program, Neighborhood Lights. Selected artists will work directly with one of 14 participating neighborhoods to create an illuminated public project within the neighborhood of their residency during Neighborhood Lights 2018,  Friday, April 6  through  Sunday, April 8, 2018  with many projects potentially on view for longer. Qualifications must be submitted no later than Monday, August 21, 2017.  Apply Here
(Image Credit: Yuni Kim Lang - Woven Identity 1)

School 33 Art Center presents three new exhibitions on view Friday, September 1-Saturday, October 28, 2017 with an opening reception  Friday, September 8, 6-9pm. The exhibitions are:

Out/Side & In/Between (Main Gallery)
School 33 Art Center's 2017 Annual Juried Group Exhibition #1
A group exhibition featuring Sobia Ahmad, Ric Garcia, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Niloufar Kazemzadeh, Yuni Kim Lang, OLUSEYE, Eric Rivera Barbeito, and Ali Seradge. Curated by Jarvis DuBois.

The Holy Ghost Goes to Bed at Midnight
(Members Gallery)
A solo exhibition of works by James Bouché

A Parable (Project Space)
A solo exhibition by NI Xin

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The Baltimore Book Festival returns to Baltimore's Inner Harbor Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2017. Hear from hundreds of renowned national and local authors such as Patricia Altshul  from the BRAVO reality TV show Southern Charm,  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice McDermott, Virginia Grohl, Alex Gidwitz, Javaka Steptoe, Ada Calhoun and more. Plus, the festival features cooking demos, children's activities, live music & local food! For more information visit
Congratulations to the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar for winning Best Farmers' Market, Artscape for winning Best Festival, and the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower for winning Best Gallery in Baltimore Magazine's Best of Baltimore Readers' Choice Awards for 2017!  

Plus, TWO Light City 2017 Installations were recognized in the Best of Baltimore 2017 Issue. “Light Happenings II” by LabBodies won Best Thought-Provoking Installation and “DUOX4ODELL’S” by Wickerham & Lomax won Best Tribute. 
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the city's arts council, events center and film office.
BOPA is able to do all of its programs thanks to the support from a variety of public and private funders/donors.