Maryland Institute College of Art celebrates its 165th Commencement with public arts-related events and exhibitions showcasing work from emerging artists and designers.

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ArtWalk 2014
Thursday, May 15, 5–9 p.m.; Campuswide, Starting at Cohen Plaza, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Tickets: $30 (includes lite dinner and a drink)

Explore MICA’s campus with fellow art enthusiasts and collectors, meet graduating artists and designers, and discuss their artwork at the annual preview party for the 2014 Commencement Exhibition. At ArtWalk, a visually energizing 3K walking tour, guests can purchase outstanding work by graduating seniors before the exhibition opens to the public.

More information and ticket purchases will become available at mica.edu/artwalk.

Commencement Exhibition 2014
Friday, May 16–Monday, May 19; Friday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Monday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Campuswide
Reception: Sunday, May 18, 1:30–5 p.m.
The 2014 Commencement Exhibition highlights works by nearly 400 emerging artists in the undergraduate class of 2014. By transforming the College’s permanent galleries, hallways, classrooms, and open spaces into one expansive gallery space, each student is able to show a substantial body of work.

Programs of study: animation; art history, theory, and criticism; ceramics; drawing; environmental design; fiber; film and video; general fine arts; graphic design; humanistic studies; illustration; interactive arts; interdisciplinary sculpture; painting; photography; and printmaking.

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Masters Benefit Art Sale
Saturday, May, 17, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Graduate Studio Center, 131 W. North Ave.
This annual benefit art sale offers a chance to browse and buy affordable works of art from students in MICA’s M.F.A., M.A. and post-baccalaureate certificate programs. A percentage of the proceeds from the event will support a graduate scholarship. The sale is a rare opportunity to visit the studios and facilities of the College’s graduate programs and speak with the artists directly.