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.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Re-Opens to the Public
We are so thrilled to announce that — after being closed for over two years — the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Moving forward, the Bromo Tower will be open Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., during which time you can learn more about the historical building's namesake from longtime museum curator Ernie Dimler. As a child, Ernie was drawn to all kinds of bottles and treasures, especially the iconic blue bottles which were used to package Bromo Seltzer.

Ernie's extensive collection on the 15th floor is made up of all generations of bottles, including rare finds and the controversial “green” Bromo bottles. The museum also has The Maryland Glass Company Room, a holding of Emerson’s, which produced 90% of the blue glass in America. Admission to the galleries, artist studios, and museum is free. For $8, guests can also participate in a tour of the clock room and see the inner workings of the famed Bromo clock up close. 

Also, the building’s artists will open their studios, so you can step into their process and see their work in progress. Bromo’s first artist tenant, Baker Artist and MICA graduate John David Ehlers, loves inviting patrons into his studio to view his work. His mediums include charcoal, oils, photography, watercolors, and installation sculpture. The newest tenant at Bromo is fashion designer Amber Whitehurst. Her stylish, comfortable garments will make you feel like a million bucks. You can also visit the studio of collage artist and photographer Bria Sterling Wilson. Bria’s work will be featured in one of Bromo’s galleries later this year as part of the Emerge Baltimore exhibition series. 

The Emerge Baltimore exhibition series, curated by Kirk Shannon-Butts, is hosting solo shows for nine up-and-coming artists this year. Shannon-Butts says, “It is important for artists to have a platform to tell their story thoughtfully and artistically in a fresh and welcoming space. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is the new home for Baltimore’s most promising emerging creative voices.”

The first trio of exhibiting artists — Aliana Grace Bailey, Derrick ‘DJ’ Smith, and Raquel Thompson — is currently on view in Bromo Tower’s first, second, and third floor galleries for a few more weeks. The shows close on Sunday, April 24, 2022. The next round of exhibitions will open in June 2022. 
Catch These Exhibitions Before They Close
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.
BOPA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which means our programming is largely funded by donations from our constituents. Your tax-deductible donation helps us produce more events like these exhibitions.
Sundays Are for Grocery Shopping
Photos by Jade McDonnell
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.
Kicking Off in Station North This Friday
From Friday, April 8–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" exhibition kicks off on Friday, April 8, with live events at Motor House and Stillpointe Theatre.

Come explore the "Remembrance, Resilience, Power + Pride" exhibit and meet the artists... contribute to the Growing Our Gardens altar... enjoy performances by Di Dim Sae Dance, Gyueun Kim, Mega Drum, JHU Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe, and EN’B... and savor refreshments from local chefs.

For more information about the exhibiting artists, gallery locations and hours, and the schedule of events for Friday, 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!
By Vaught Contemporary Ballet
This weekend, Friday–Sunday, April 8–10, at Baltimore Theatre Project, Vaught Contemporary Ballet presents a premiere performance exploring true stories of risk. Drawing on The Corfu Trilogy for inspiration, Vaught depicts the release of fear created by jumping into the unknown. For tickets, showtimes, and Theatre Project's safety policies, click below.
Quantifying the Impact of Arts Across the City
We recognize that the name is a little confusing, but BOPA is not a city-funded agency. In fact, it isn't even a city agency! BOPA is a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves as Baltimore City's Arts Council and Film Office. BOPA also has an agreement with Baltimore City to execute certain grant programs like the Creative Baltimore Fund and, most recently, the Artist Recovery Grant (ARG). The bulk of BOPA's budget comes from the dedicated fundraising and grant-writing efforts of our Development Team. Here's a quick look at the results of their efforts in FY2021.
Six corporate sponsorships raised $72,000 for BOPA programs.
Our team raised $2,597,583 from nine organizational partnerships.
Thirty-seven generous individual donors pledged $6,310.
Thanks to our incredible grant writer, we secured $571,386 from 14 grants.
If you want to be a part BOPA's efforts to support Baltimore's creative community and make arts programming accessible to all audiences, click below to donate. Every dollar counts!
You can also support BOPA by donating time as a Volunteer/Gallery Guide at the Bromo Arts Tower and the Top of the World Observation Level. If you're interested, click here to email Kirk Shannon-Butts.
On Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., the Creative Alliance is hosting a book launch with writer, storyteller, and musician, Michael Patrick F. Smith. He will read from his book, THE GOOD HAND (A Memoir of Work, Brotherhood, and Transformation in an American Boomtown), tell stories, and play songs about his time working on oil rigs in North Dakota during the Bakken fracking boom. For more information and tickets, click the button below.
The Creative Alliance is located in the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District.
Treat Yourself at the Night Market
Mount Royal Soaps, a regular vendor at the Baltimore Farmers' Market, is hosting a series of evening shopping events this spring, starting with the Night Market on Friday, April 8, from 6:00–9:30 p.m.

Buy from a variety of vendors, grab a snack from the Ekiben Food Truck, and enjoy free beer & mead from Charm City Meadworks. For details, click below.
For a Classic Adaptation the Family Will Enjoy
Enjoy a hilarious and heartbreaking adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved classic Sense and Sensibility playing at Everyman Theatre from April 5–May 1, 2022. In addition to the live performances, Everyman also offers a digital streaming option. This production is best suited for patrons ages 10 and up. For more information, including a look at the cast, showtimes, and how to access the streaming option, click the button below.
Everyman Theatre is located in the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District.
LOCAL VOICES DELIVER HISTORIC SPEECHES Shirley Chisholm's 1972 Campaign Announcement
On Thursday, April 14, BALTIMORATORY presents Baltimore actor and singer JacQuan Knox, who will deliver Shirley Chisholm's historic 1972 presidential campaign announcement. This is an outdoor show hosted by Peabody Heights Brewery. Doors are at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on a sliding scale — no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All guests must be vaccinated. For more information, click below.
Stories About Baltimore's Creative Community
Jenenne Whitfield, who will succeed founder Rebecca Hoffberger as only the second person to lead the American Visionary Arts Museum, discusses her hopes for the organization's future with the Baltimore Business Journal. Read the full story below.

Fox reporter Tim Swift details the decisions that went into the postponement of Artscape's return until 2023. To find out more about the future of one of Baltimore's favorite festivals, read the full story below.

Jessica Bell Brown, a curator a the Baltimore Museum of Art, along with Ryan Dennis, chief curator of the Mississippi Museum of Art, are collaborating on an exhibition that looks at artists' personal connections to the Great Migration. It will travel to the BMA in October. Read the full story at the link below.

John Waters' exhibition,"The Worst of Waters: Works Never Before Exhibited in Baltimore," is on view at C. Grimaldis Gallery through April 16. Read about what you're in for if you decide to go at the link below.

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