Here's the latest info from Baltimore’s nonprofit arts council, events center, and film office.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, event details are subject to change. Please contact the hosting organization for the most up-to-date information.
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Father & son take in the Bromo Tower clock room. Photo credit: Jade McDonnell
On Saturday, April 9, the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower reopened its doors to the public. It was the first time in over two years that visitors could visit the museum on the 15th floor to speak with curator Ernie Dimler and take a tour of the clock room for $8. Many artists were also working in their studios, inviting people to step in and see their process. As evidenced by the numbers, it was another excellent Opening Day in Baltimore.

If you couldn't make it down last week, there are still plenty more opportunities to explore this iconic landmark. The Bromo Arts Tower is open Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
There are 3 separate galleries at the Bromo Arts Tower, which are currently hosting the Emerge Baltimore exhibition series.
There are 20 artist tenants at the Bromo Arts Tower. When the building is open on Saturdays, you can visit their studios.
The Bromo Arts Tower welcomed 58 visitors on Opening Day. Most braved the ship's ladder to see the inside of the famous clock room.
Become part of the Bromo story! BOPA is looking for Volunteer/Gallery Guides for the Bromo Arts Tower and the Top of the World Observation Level. If you're interested, click here to email Kirk Shannon-Butts.
On View at Top of the World and Bromo Tower
Ernest Shaw Jr.'s solo exhibition continues through Sunday, April 17, at the Top of the World Observation Level. 'Continuous Line' examines the uninterrupted connection between continental African traditional culture and Africans dispersed throughout the diaspora. For more information, hours, and tickets to Top of the World, click the button below.
The Emerge Baltimore exhibition series continues at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower with the work of three incredible artists: Aliana Grace Bailey, Raquel Thompson, and Derrick 'DJ' Smith. Their individual solo shows are on view through Sunday, April 24, 2022. For more information about visiting the Bromo Arts Tower, click the button below.
Visit Baltimore Farmers' Market
The Baltimore Farmers' Market is BACK! Visit every Sunday, rain or shine, from 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Many favorite farms and vendors are returning this year, along with a new crop of local merchants and artists selling their wares.

To see the full lists of vendors, the Market map (which includes where you can park for free), and more information about Maryland's largest producers-only market, click the button below.
And Start Planning Your Own Perfect Day
The Cloisters invites newly-engaged couples to the next Open House Plus on Wednesday, April 20, from 5:00–8:00 p.m. This event is an excellent opportunity to start planning your perfect day.

The entire castle will be open to explore, staff will be available for guided tours and questions, and vendors will be set up throughout the main floor ready to discuss your special day. Vendors include photographers, caterers, wedding planners, videographers, entertainers, and more! For details, click below.
With Peabody Conservatory of Dance
On Friday, April 15, at 6:00 p.m., join Peabody Conservatory of Dance for a capstone event at Baltimore Theatre Project. Enjoy an evening of three movement based performances curated by Rebecca Lee, Peter Pattengill, and Julia Asher. The event is free, and seating will be limited. All patrons must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please bring a proof of vaccination (either the original vaccination card, or a photo of the card) along with a valid I.D. Click below to reserve your tickets.
See What's On View This Weekend
Through Saturday, May 28, come celebrate Baltimore’s Charles North (aka Station North) neighborhood’s constantly evolving identities as a Koreatown, arts district, and creative hub. The "Asia North 2022: A Celebration of Art, Culture & Community" continues at galleries & spaces in and around Station North. For more information about the exhibiting artists, gallery locations and hours, and the schedule of events, click below.
BOPA provides programming and technical support to the City's A&E Districts. Your tax-deductible donation helps us to support the artists and arts organizations who make Baltimore beautiful!
For the 2022 Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund
In partnership with Mayor Brandon M. Scott, the Baltimore Civic Fund seeks individuals who live or work in Baltimore City to serve as volunteer grant application reviewers for the Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund, a grant program supporting Baltimore nonprofit organizations in addressing the negative financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

No previous experience with nonprofit funding or grant review is required — just your strong commitment to Baltimore City! In appreciation for reviewers’ time and commitment, each reviewer will receive a stipend of $180. The deadline to submit is Monday, May 2. For duties and a link to the interest form, click the button below.
Support New Works at Baltimore Center Stage
Opening Thursday, April 21, and running through Sunday, May 15, see Dream Hou$e by Eliana Pipes at Baltimore Center Stage. This production is a partnership between BCS, Alliance Theatre, and Long Wharf Theatre. Directed by Laurie Woolery of New York's Public Theatre (among many other credits), this show features lots of local Baltimore actors. Get your tickets below.
At The Ivy Bookshop
The Ivy Bookshop, Vital Matters, and the youth-led environmental group Baltimore Beyond Plastic (BBP) present: Whose Earth (Day)? A Day of Reckoning, Celebration, and Digging in the Dirt, outdoors on the grounds of Ivy Bookshop in Mt. Washington (5928 Falls Road) on Saturday, April 23, starting at 12:00 p.m.

There will be reusable bag decorating, live performances, and a discussion of Harriet Washington's book, A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and its Assault on the American Mind, accompanied by special guest Dr. Lawrence T. Brown (author of The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America). To register for this free event, click below.
Visit the Vagabond Players in Fells Point
For two more weekends, through Sunday, April 24, the Vagabond Players on Broadway in Fells Point present Ayad Akhtar's explosive Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. This show contains strong language and subject matter and is intended for mature audiences. For details and tickets, click below.
THE INAUGURAL PREAKNESS LIVE EVENT Showcasing Baltimore Music, Art, & Cuisine
Yesterday, it was announced that the inaugural Preakness Live Culinary, Art & Music Festival will premiere Friday, May 20, at Pimlico to kick off Preakness Weekend. Preakness Live celebrates Baltimore 1/ST in entertainment, culture, and community, featuring celebrity chefs, acclaimed artists, and live performances from world-renowned musical acts. To learn more and get tickets, click the button below.
Stories About Baltimore's Creative Community
The New Yorker does a deep dive on the collective effort by Baltimore City residents over the last few years to spice up our plain yellow salt boxes. Read more about the creative campaign, its impact on civic pride, and how you can find the salt box nearest you below.

Baltimore-based author, poet, and Coppin State University professor Kondwani Fidel wrote and performed a poem for the Orioles' Opening Day. His poem pays homage to the ballpark and its 30 year history. Read the full story, and watch Fidel's performance, below.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) recently announced Mark C. Hanson as its new CEO and President. Hanson will also lead the search for a new Music Director. For more on his experience and hopes for the BSO's future, read the full story below.

Baltimore-born, Brooklyn-based artist Derrick Adams recently purchased an empty lot in Waverly with the goal of building the Black Baltimore Digital Database (BBDD). This archive will catalog contributions of Black Baltimoreans — past, present, and future. For the full story, click below.

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