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2022 Press Releases

2022 Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize Finalist Exhibition Announced

2022 Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize Winner Announced 

BOPA Announces Artscape 2023

BOPA Announces The Winners of The 2022 MASB Travel Prize 

"Shaded Remnants" Exhibition Opens At The Gallery In The Sky  

The Top Of The World Is Open 7 Days of The Week

Lauren R. Lyde Opening Reception Postponed One Week - May 12, 2022

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Reopens to the Public; Clock Tours Resume - April 4, 2022

BOPA Announces Changes to Its Board - March 29, 2022

2022 Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize Semifinalists Announced - March 1, 2022

Emerge Baltimore Exhibitions: BOPA Presents 11 Rising Artists at Bromo in 2022 - February 18, 2022

Ernest Shaw Jr.'s 'Continuous Line' Exhibition Opens at Top of the World - February 1, 2022

BOPA Opens Applications for the Baltimore City Artist Recovery Grant (ARG) - January 31, 2022

Teen Recipients of the 2022 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Announced - January 28, 2022

BOPA Reveals the First Recipients of the Arts In Action Arts Education Grant - January 10, 2022

2021 Press Releases

2020 Press Releases

Baltimore Screenwriters Competition Application Extended - January 9

Top of the World Observation Level Open on MLK Day - January 20

20th Anniversary of MLK Parade - January 20

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Presents: Carol Maurer's Walking forward, looking back" and "Entwined" and John David Ehlers' "Sandy Hook Shooting: Triumph over Tragedy" - January 23

Wedding Planning Open Houses at Cloisters Castle, Winter 2020

Community Celebration of "Bee Kind" Mural in Johnston Square - January 28

Maryland Teens Announced As 2020 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award Recipients - February 4

Top of the World Open for Special Hours - February 6

Applications Open for Artscape 2020, Opportunites Available in the Visual, Performing, Literary and Culinary Arts - February 12

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalist Announced - February 13

Leap Day Special Pricing At Cloisters Castle Wedding Planning Open House - February 18

School 33 Art Center Celebrates Creative Maryland Teens at Maryland Art Reginal Scholastic Art Awards - February 20

Maryland Art and Writing Regional Scholastic Awards Ceremony Honors Creative Maryland Teens - February 24

BOPA Hosts 2020 Information Sessions - February 26

The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar Returns - March 2

Plan Your Next Event at Historic Cloisters Castle - March 6

BOPA In-Person Information Sessions Canceled: Facebook Live Sessions - March 10

Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar Opening Day Postponed - March 18

BOPA Engages Creative Community for the 2020 Census - March 30

Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund No Accepting Applications - April 8

Community Art Grant Applications Now Open, Funding of up to $15,000 Available - April 28

Baltimore Screenwriters Competition Winners Announced - April 29

Creative Baltimore Fund Application Deadline Extended - May 19

Event Cancellation and Updates fro Summer 2020 - May 20

Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar Opening Day Scheduled for Sunday - June 5

21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Accepting Nomination for Honorary - June 29

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist Announced - July 1

Baltimore's 4th of July Celebration Canceled - July 2

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Virtual Finalist Exhibition Now Live - July 6

Baltimore Farmers' Market & Baazar Add New Vendors - July 12

Artscape Artists' Market Goes Virtual, Application Now Open - July 14

Artscape At Home Takes over Social Media - July 16

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Winner to be Announced at Virtual Award Ceremony - July 20

Latoya M. Hobbs Wins $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize - July 25

2021 Creative Baltimore Fund Awards $236,000 to City Organizations and Individual Artist - September 10

Cancellation Advisory: Baltimore Public Art Commission Meeting on Friday, September 11, 2020 Has Been Cancelled

The Baltimore Public Art Commission Meeting Rescheduled for Tuesday, Septemeber 15, 2020  - September 14

2019 Press Releases

BOPA Now Accepting Submissions as Regional Affiliate for The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for Creative Teens October 1, 2019

Baltimore Screen Writers Competition now accepting applications September 30, 2019

Free Fall Baltimore throughout the month of October September 26, 2019

Race to Preakness: A Baltimore Celebration takes place May 13-17

The 2019 Studio Resident Biennial, Crisis of Connection, & Tongue Puddles on view May 9–August 24, 2019

Finalists selected for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts unveils exciting spring through summer events

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar returns Sunday, April 7–Sunday, December 22, 2019

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces semifinalists for Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize

School 33 Art Center's upcoming exhibitions feature experimental video shorts, emoji-inspired collages & reclaimed material

Applications open for the 2019 arts programs of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during annual parade on Monday, January 21, 2019

Artist talk with Stephanie Barber at School 33 Art Center on Saturday, January 26, 2pm

2018 Press Releases

Applications available for 2019 festivals produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Join the festivities for Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular on Monday, December 31, 2018, 9pm

Local organizations receive MECU Neighborhood Event Grants to produce community events

Shop at the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar for the holidays, open through December 23, 2018

Artists can now apply for $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize

Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize 2018 recipients announced

2018 Sound Off Live! winners announced

Shop local at the Holiday Bazaar & Tea at The Cloisters on November 23 & November 24, 2018

Light & Literature unite November 2019

Sound Off Live! showcases Battle of the Bands on October 17 & 18, 2018

Baltimore Screenwriters Competition now accepting submissions

Free Fall Baltimore starts today!

School 33 Art Center's Open Studio Tour showcases the talents of area artists

SAVE THE DATE: Baltimore Book Festival returns September 28-30

Art @ Work celebrates the completion of community murals with activities on Friday, July 27, 5-7pm

REMINDER: Artscape, America’s Largest Free Arts Festival, returns July 20-22, 2018

Donna Drew Sawyer named as Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Call for Entry for Light City 2019

Light City announces economic impact for 2018 festival