Proposals for the 2019 BGE Light Art Walk Now Being Accepted
Deadline is Monday, August 27, 2018


Baltimore, MD – The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites all artists and artist collaborators to submit a proposal for a temporary, visual light art installation to be a part of the fourth annual Light City, the nation’s first free large-scale light, music and innovation festival powering social change. The work will be part of the festival’s 1.5-mile BGE Light Art Walk. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 27, 2018. Light City is set to take place April 5–13, 2019 at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The official Light City BGE Light Art Walk Call for Entry can be found on

For the 2019 BGE Light Art Walk, BOPA is seeking large-scale, medium or small existing works and new commissions in variety of mediums. Each chosen installation will receive funding between $10,000 and $75,000.

The applications are reviewed by an independent panel of jurors: filmmaker, curator and author Elissa Blount-Moorhead; artist, independent curator, writer, professor and Chair of the Art Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Marcus Civin; Director of Art & Civic Engagement at the Burning Man Kim Cook; Co-Founder and Curator of Signal Prague Light Festival Jan K. Rolnik; and Director of Exhibitions of the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York Jess Wilcox. Finalists are notified in late October 2018.

Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area.

Light City is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and made possible by Founding and Sustaining Sponsors: BGE, Brown Advisory, City of Baltimore, Kaiser Permanente, Maryland Department of Commerce, T. Rowe Price, Visit Baltimore, What Works Studio, Whiting-Turner, and WJZ-TV; Leadership Sponsors: Baltimore Ravens, Ballard Spahr LLP, France-Merrick Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, Pier V Hotel, and University System of Maryland; Major Sponsors: Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bunting Family Foundation, Constellation, Continental Realty Corp, Downtown Partnership, Harbor East Management Group, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University, M&T Bank, MICA, PNC Bank, Stanley Black & Decker, Transamerica, and Waterfront Partnership; Community Sponsors: Accenture, Atapco, Bai, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore Water Taxi, Bank of America, Bowie State University, Brick Bodies, Columbus Center, Compass Cyber Security, Coppin State University, COPT, Cruise Maryland, Ellin & Tucker, Enradius, Hard Rock Café Baltimore, Horseshoe Casino, Image Engineering, Live Baltimore, Lyft, Merritt Companies, Meyerhoff Foundation, Mission Tix, Morgan State University, National Aquarium, Pandora, Price Modern, Red Bull, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Salisbury University, Stacy Bowen Floral Design, Towson University, Transdev, UMBC, UMUC, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United Way of Central Maryland, Venable, LLC, Warnock/Camden Partners, and Wegmans.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit 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.

For more information on Light City, visit or call 410-752-8632. Stay connected via Facebook: Light City Baltimore, Twitter: @LightCityBmoreand Instagram: @LightCityBmore by using the hashtag #LightCity.