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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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lhwaf78xRubys Spotlight: A Reading with the 2015 Literary Artist Grantees
Wednesday, October 5th : 7pm

The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road : Baltimore 21209

The Rubys Artist Project Grant program enables individual artists in the Baltimore region to create innovative new works in all disciplines. This event will feature the 2015 literary arts grantees, reading from their award-winning projects:

James Arthur will read from Entanglement, a poetry collection that is diverse in style and subject matter, but is broadly speaking a manuscript about love.

Dale Beran will read from his graphic novel in progress about the Baltimore City school system and the lives of its students, which incorporates historical research, interviews and illustrations.

Ericka Blount Danois will read from her screenplay, a science fiction story that explores the generational division, cyclical repetition and martyrdom, especially as they relate to historical figures.

Jen Grow will read from My Father’s House, a series of photographs with personal essays that explore the issue of loss – of home, of identity and of history.

Courtney Sender will read from her novel The God of Longing, which follows three characters from each of the Abrahamic religions 40 years into their future and 4,000 years into their families’ pasts.

The Rubys Artist Project Grants were conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

<><><><><><><><><><>spivhcynMore Creative Power
Thursday, October 6th : 7-10pm

Area 405
405 East Oliver Street : Baltimore 21202


More Creative Power is an annual fundraiser for Ryan Dorsey, candidate and Democratic nominee for Baltimore City Council in the 3rd District, featuring performances and featuring artwork by local artists.

More Creative Power is a different kind of fundraiser designed to be accessible as a local show or movie, with tickets as low as $10. It brings artists into direct contact with elected officials, representatives from anchor institutions, and a diverse array of Baltimore residents.

As an artist, I have long thought that humanity and culture are inseparable, and as a politician, my progressive politics are rooted in a deep respect for humanity. I believe culture and progressive politics share a profound connection.

When we foster that connection, our communities benefit.

More Creative Power brings artists into direct contact with elected officials, institutional anchors, and a diverse array of Baltimore residents. By building these connections with the Arts community, we shine a light on the important work they perform, and open the door for everyday residents who benefit from their creative power.

If a Baltimore resident can have a meaningful cultural experience at community anchors like the Windup Space for $10, then those residents should be able to have a meaningful political experience for the same price of admission. By activating progressive sponsors and donors for More Creative Power who can afford to donate more, we can ensure it delivers our campaign the resources it needs to flourish, without curtailing access for everyday Baltimoreans.

<><><><><><><><><><>tumblr_obg27urwtn1tsnjklo1_500MAP’s 35th Anniversary Exhibition – Soft Opening
Thursday, October 6th : 6-8pm

Maryland Art Place
218 West Saratoga Street : Baltimore 21201

MAP serves over 400 artists annually in its galleries. This year we are excited to celebrate our 35th Birthday by featuring 35 contemporary artists. These influential artists have made their mark on MAP throughout our history.

Hasan Elahi, John Ruppert, Beki Basch, Carol Brown Golderg, Mina Cheon, Bonnie Crawford Kotula, Linda DePalma, Oletha DeVane, Liz Donadio, Laure Drogoul, Neil Feather, Peggy Fox, Carol Frost, Helen Glazer, Mia Halton, Dana Holgerson, Maria Karametou, Glen Kessler, Jonathan Latiano, Karen Lemmert, Mike McConnell, Mary Ann Mears, Raoul Middleman, Mary Beth Muscara, Nancy O’D Wilson, Janet Olney, David Page, Michael Platt, Jan Razauskas, Joyce Scott and Joe Shannon.

This exhibition will showcase works ranging from painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

<><><><><><><><><><>anr9witnColor Palate: A Collaboration Between Kelly L. Walker + Tess V. Mosley
Thursday, October 6th : 5-10pm

Row House Grille
1400 Light Street : Baltimore 21230


<><><><><><><><><><>https-cdn-evbuc-com-images-24210086-116585732135-1-original-jpgYouth Film Festival Night
Thursday, October 6th : 6-9pm

Motor House – Black Box Theater
120 West North Avenue : Baltimore 21201

Arts Every Day is pleased to announce its first Youth Film Night at The Motor House. Presented in partnership with the Baltimore International Black Film Festival (BIBFF), this event is the second night of the city-wide film festival taking place October 5-10, 2016. The Youth Film Night will showcase films that have been produced and/or directed by Baltimore City youth in conjunction with Baltimore youth organizations or schools. Screenings will include films created by Wide Angle Youth Media, Get Your Life! Productions, the Light City Teen Scholars, Gwynns Falls Elementary, Gilmor Elementary, Arts Every Day, and independent film producer, Will Mitchell.

The Youth Film Night will take place on Thursday, October 6th from 6-8PM at The Motor House, 120 W. North Ave Baltimore, MD 21201 and is free and open to the public. RSVP:

<><><><><><><><><><>dj95_ih3 Year Anniversary Show – Opening Reception
Thursday, October 6th : 6:30-10:30pm

The Alchemy of Art
1637 Eastern Avenue : Baltimore 21231

The Alchemy of Art and owner, Sheridan Costa, are ecstatic about the 3 year anniversary show they will be throwing on Thursday October 6th of 2016. Having shown so many incredible artists and exhibits over the past three years has been a true labor of love. To be a unique venue to share local and national artists has be really amazing and to help get countless up and coming and established artist out to Baltimore has been rewarding.

On October 3rd we are excited to exhibit 32 (matt Muirhead, Mckenzie Ditter, Mattye Hamilton, Devin Morris, William Wright, Maria Mendoza, Daniel Stuelpnagle, Cody Pryseski, Luanna Carra, Sam Riesmeyer, Lisa Gostev, Katia Baskina, Ariston De Leon, Perri Brierley, Art By Barton, Kelly Ames, Liza White, Christy Rambo, Marie-Paule Coster, Justin Lee Grey, Ron Campbell, Carter Roach, David Perry, Xander Dumas, Jess Pfhol, Debbie Lynn Zweiback, Zoe Boehl, Julie Rolig, Joe Giordano and Bill Watson) local artists with each one showing only one piece and all of them are $200 and below. We will also have some live music and light fare (and a CAKE!) to help celebrate a night of great love for art, patronage and 3 years of still going strong.
The Alchemy of Art is a local contemporary gallery focusing on but not limited to local up and coming artist. The building itself is a unique space as it is a converted convent and the gallery is on the entry level and one of the two rooms is the old chapel room with beautiful arched ceilings.  Along with the gallery there is a boutique which carries local made art and goods. The gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday 12:30pm to 6:30pm and 1pm to 6pm on Sunday but subject to change. To keep posted on hours of operation and events follow us on facebook at and keep an eye on our website

<><><><><><><><><><>xdwyl2v9The Second Annual Baltimore Taxadermy Open
Thursday, October 6th : 5-9pm

The Walters
600 North Charles Street : Baltimore 21201

Back for a second year, this program highlights the examples of taxidermy that are found in the Museum’s collection as well as the vibrant practice of contemporary alternative taxidermists. The event includes a talk with Walters curator Joaneath Spicer, a taxidermy presentation by Divya Anantharaman, a book signing with Robert Marbury, and the Second Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open competition with Bazaar Baltimore.


  • 5-9 p.m.: Taxidermy Competition in the Sculpture Court
  • 6-8 p.m.: Drop-in art activity in Studio A, Family Art Center
  • 6-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m.: Taxidermy demonstration by Divya Anantharaman of Friends Forever Taxidermy in Studio B, Family Art Center. The demonstration will explore the process of mounting a hide on a form.
  • 6:30-7:15 p.m.:Marvels of the Chamber of Wonders talk with curator Joaneath Spicer. Registration required.
  • 7:30-8 p.m.: Booksigning with Robert Marbury, author of Taxidermy Art: A Rogue’s Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself. Copies available for purchase at the Museum Store.
  • 8-8:30 p.m.: Taxidermy Awards Ceremony in the auditorium

Co-hosted with Bazaar Baltimore. Cash bar provided by Union Craft Brewing.



Friday, October 7th, 2016
5:00 – 10:00PM

300 & 400 blocks of E Oliver Street

Alloverstreet is a night of simultaneous art openings and events spanning the many art spaces of the Station North Arts and Entertainment District and centering on the 300 & 400 blocks of East Oliver Street in Greenmount West. We hope you will join us on Friday, October 7th, for our monthly round of events! We will start the night off with a happy hour sponsored by UNION Craft Brewing at the Station North Tool Library that will be followed by an Alloverstreet Artist Talk at Area 405’s loading dock featuring Ballroom Gallery & Antonio McAfee.

This event is one of four Neighborhood Spotlight Kick-Off Events for the 2016 Baltimore Open Studio Tour! Find more information at and pick up your Open Studio Tour Guide in Baltimore City Paper’s October 5th Issue!


• 5:00 – 7:00PM
Happy Hour @ Station North Tool Library (417 E Oliver St)

• 7:00 – 7:30PM
Artist Talk featuring Antonio McAfee & Ballroom Gallery at Area 405 (405 E Oliver St), with The Brewer’s Art beer!

• 7:00 – 10:00PM
Art openings on East Oliver Street and surrounding area!


Jeannie Simms and A Collaboration: Julia Celebrado-Royer + Cindy Cheng.
405 E Oliver St, 2nd Floor.

Ballroom Gallery
“Oliver Street Studios”
Come celebrate with our neighbors down the street at Oliver Street Studios! The following artists includes: Antonio McAfee, Steven Pearson, Daniel Sullivan, Kyle Tata and Liz Donadio.
The Copycat, Unit B202, 1511 Guilford Ave

A show & a book celebrating preliminary sketches as a mode of actualizing a finished process. Featuring paintings and sketches by Nicole Dyer and Juansebastian Serrano.
Parked on the 300 block of E Oliver Street

La Bodega Gallery
“Like Fine Wine”
A show celebrating the work of four established women artists living and working in the DMV: Laure Drogoul, Cheryl Edwards, Genna Watson and Sue Wrbican.
The Copycat, Unit A100, 1511 Guilford Ave

“I Am You Are”
Work by Bobby English.
440 E Oliver St

This month’s program has been funded by the Bank of America, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.


vslvcznwYumm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food – Preview Party
Friday, October 7th : 7-10pm

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway : Baltimore 21230

Tickets: FREE for AVAM Members, $20 General Public • Purchase/Register @ Missiontix:

AVAM welcomes our newest exhibition Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food with our always popular: Exhibition Preview Party! Fan Club Members get FREE admission, and a limited number of General Admission tickets will be on sale in advance only to non-members and guests. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages, music, and fun! All ages welcome. All guests MUST show photo ID for over 21 wristband.

<><><><><><><><><><>6pkfl7wfLidija Dimkovska: A Spare Life
Friday, October 7th : 7pm

The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road : Baltimore 21209

It is 1984, and 12-year-old twins Zlata and Srebra live in communist Yugoslavia. In many ways their lives are like that of young girls anywhere, except for one immense difference: Zlata’s and Srebra’s bodies are conjoined at their heads.  A Spare Life tells the story of their emergence from childhood to young adulthood, from their desperately poor, provincial childhoods to their determination to become successful, independent women.  After years of discovery and friendship, their lives are thrown into crisis when an incident threatens to destroy their bond as sisters.  They fly to London, determined to be surgically separated – but will this dangerous procedure free them or only more tightly ensnare them?  In A Spare Life, master poet and award-winning novelist Lidija Dimkovska lovingly tells the lives of two astonishing girls caught up in Eastern Europe’s transition from communism to democracy.  A saga about families, sisterhood and being outcasts, A Spare Life reveal an existence where even the simplest of actions is unlike any we’ve ever experienced.

Lidija Dimkovska is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2013 European Union Prize for Literature for A Spare Life. She is also the author of the poetry collection pH Neutral History, which was a finalist for the 2013 Best Translated Book Award, and Do Not Awaken Them with Hammers. She lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

<><><><><><><><><><>jtge45hhSchool 33’s Open Studio Tour
Saturday, October 8th – Sunday, October 9th

Artist Studios
All Around Town

Join us for the 28th Anniversary of School 33 Art Center’s Baltimore Open Studio Tour, presented by Bank of America and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts!

Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event that for 28 years has brought together professional artists and the general public. Each year, collectors and art lovers have the opportunity visit artists in their studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.

On Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, visit the studios of more than 100 artists located throughout Baltimore City to view and purchase their original works of art, including paintings, sculptures and photographs during this self-guided tour.

And don’t miss the Friday night kickoff events in our 2016 Community Spotlight neighborhoods. More information about this year’s Spotlight neighborhoods TBA.

Be sure to check out the 2016 Open Studio Tour Blog!
Starting on Wednesday, October 5 you’ll be able to pick up a copy of CityPaper for a pull out map of this year’s participating studios! You will also be able to download a copy of the map here on our website.

<><><><><><><><><><>amvslw-vP-ART-Y in the Park
Saturday, October 8th : 8am-6pm

Clifton Mansion
2701 St. Lo Drive : Baltimore 21213

Join us for plein air painting at Clifton, featuring artists painting scenes of the Park and the Mansion, with a picnic in the park and a party on the porch.  This lively event will be followed by a reception with a sale of the art, so you can take home your favorites!

A percentage of art sales will benefit the Clifton Mansion renovations.

8AM -3PM
Join us for plein air painting at Clifton, featuring artists painting scenes of the Park and the Mansion, capturing the beauty and charm of Clifton Mansion and surrounding grounds.

You, friends and neighbors, are invited to enjoy the beauty of the grounds and watch the artists at work.  Bring a picnic to the park and tour the Mansion.

Stay for the Wet Canvass Sale & Reception and purchase your favorite piece of artwork! Paintings will be hanging for viewing in Clifton’s Grand Salon.  All paintings on display will be for sale, priced individually by the artist.  Enjoy live music by the Patapsco Delta Boys.  Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. $25 per ticket, please use the secure payment form below.

A percentage of art sales will benefit the Clifton Mansion renovations.

<><><><><><><><><><>w15pmfntKin Killin’ Kin: A Community Forum on Gun Violence
Saturday, October 8th : 1pm

Reginald F. Lewis Museum
840 East Pratt Street : Baltimore 21201

With gun violence prevalent in national conversations, join artist James Pate behind the exhibit Kin Killin’ Kin and curator Willis Bing Davis, along with community stakeholders in relevant discussions leading to plausible solutions to violence prevention at the local level. In conjunction with the exhibition Kin Killin’ Kin.

Please let us know that you’re coming. Click here to complete the online RSVP.



Not-So-Soft Launch Party: #communiversary at Dovecote Cafe
Saturday, October 8 at 4 PM – 7 PM

Dovecote Cafe
2501 Madison Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21217

DEJA VU!! – Due to rain, we had to postpone our Soft-Launch Party last year, too!!
New Date: October 8th! Same FUN!

It’s been a YEAR since we’ve been a part of this INCREDIBLE community!! #communiversary And to celebrate, we’re hosting a month of DOVECOTE ACTIVATION #DovecoteOctober

Kicking off the month by paying homage to our 2015 “Soft Launch Party” with a “NOT-SO-SOFT” Launch Party. DJ!! Live Pop-up Performances!! Dancing!! Games!! Fall menu!! Debut of our 2016 Holiday Pies, Cake, and Cobbler Tasting! Gifts, Raffles, and Giveaways!
**Adult Bar curated by Whitelock Community Farm: featuring fresh herb syrups!**

Come celebrate with us!! See you at the cafe!

<><><><><><><>la7ip_cqSalon Launch: An Evening of Saké and Pocky
Saturday, October 8th : 7-9pm

The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Musuem Drive : Baltimore 21218

$40 non-members/$30 Members/$15 BMA Salon Members/BMA Salon VIP Members Free

Join us for the first BMA Salon! This new event series is designed for busy professionals with creative, curious minds who want to meet other people interested in the arts.

For our kick-off event, the BMA is pleased to be partnering with Master Saké Sommelier Tiffany Soto and Matsuri to bring you saké and whiskey tastings, Japanese hors d’oeuvres, pocky, a kimono-dressing demo, gallery talk on Japanese kimono and obi, music, and more!

For more information, contact Anna Platis at or call

<><><><><><><><><><>xzqoeyzvLest We Forget – Artist Talk
Sunday, October 9th : 3-6pm

Galerie Myrtis
2224 North Charles Street : Baltimore 21218

Artists’ Talk
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3-6 pm
Sponsored by: Darryl Gorman, Patron of the Arts

Featured Artists
Larry Cook, Wesley Clark, Shaunte Gates, Delita Martin, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon and Stan Squirewell

Curated by: Jarvis DuBois and Deirdre Darden

The exhibition presented at Galerie Myrtis, Lest We Forget examines pivotal moments and figures in US history, as well as the everyday occurrences and unknown individuals that have impacted, to various degrees, the African American experience here, and by extension, throughout the world. Too often individuals, movements and ideas are discounted, overlooked or ‘smudged out’ in an attempt to lessen their societal and cultural agency and potency. What has come before is particularly poignant now, more than ever, and continues to reverberate in current issues , both progressive and problematic, such as Black Lives Matter and the examination of President Obama’s legacy in the final months of his administration.

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