Ends on August 30, 2017

School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are happy to announce the 2017 Open Studio Tour Community Spotlight Event Grants!

EVENT DATE: October 6, 2017

Presented by Bank of America, Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event that for 29 years has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. Traveling from throughout Maryland and the surrounding region to visit the studios of artists in Baltimore, visitors get a chance to meet the artist, see their work and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.


Open Studio Tour, which will take place this year on October 7 & 8, will feature Community Spotlight events on the evening of Friday, October 6th, highlighting the diversity of arts in Baltimore City’s neighborhoods.


Up to Five communities will be selected as part of the program. Past community spotlight events have included: gallery walks that involved local restaurants, live outdoor music, and neighborhood festivals with arts exhibitors and food vendors.


Chosen communities will receive $1000 from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts to use in the planning and coordination of their Friday festivities.


ELIGIBILITY: Neighborhood groups throughout Baltimore City can apply. Applicants must be a 501c3 non-profit. Proposals should emphasize the arts featured within the neighborhood, and how they will be activated as part of Open Studio Weekend. Up to five of the strongest proposals will be selected.


PUBLICITY: The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts will publicize this event to the media, communities are encouraged to send out materials (provided by School 33) to their own mailing lists.


If you have any questions, please call Flannery Winchester at 443-263-4351 or email fwinchester@promotionandarts.org.


School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, Bank of America, the Maryland State Arts Council, and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.

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