New Deadline: Wednesday, August 30, 2017


School 33 Art Center, a facility of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, announces that the deadline to register for the 2017 Open Studio Tour presented by Bank of America has been extended to Wednesday, August 30, 2017. On Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, 2017 between 10am-6pm, artists with studios located in Baltimore City are invited to open their studios to the public. Artists can apply by registering online here. A part of Free Fall Baltimore, Open Studio Tour presented by Bank of America is an annual city-wide event that brings together professional artists with the general public by giving art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. Visitors have a chance to chance to meet the artist, see their work and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.

Neighborhood groups throughout Baltimore City are also encouraged to apply for a 2017 Open Studio Tour Community Spotlight Event Grant! Community Spotlight events take place on the evening of Friday, October 6, to kick off Open Studio Tour weekend and highlight the diversity of arts in Baltimore City’s neighborhoods. 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. Proposals should emphasize the arts featured within the neighborhood, and how they will be activated as part of Open Studio Weekend. Interested nonprofit community groups should apply here: The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

The 29th Annual Open Studio Tour is produced by School 33 Art Center, a facility of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and presented by Bank of America. For questions or more information, call or email Flannery Winchester at 443-263-4351 or [email protected].

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, hands-on workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 Art Center is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions. School 33 Art Center is the proud recipient of a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, events agency and film office. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.