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The Bromo Arts District and their creative partners are gearing up for the 6th Bromo Art Walk taking place on Thursday, August 24 from 5-9pm. The evening will close out with an epic after party from 9pm-12am at the newly renovated M&T Bank Exchange. The Bromo Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the creative spaces within the district.

Here’s a look back at the May Bromo Art Walk, where attendees experienced the best of Bromo. The evening was filled with live performances, including dance, music, and performance art; new gallery exhibits; artist open studios; live recording sessions; and so much more.

Check out all the programming for the upcoming event and register for free tickets on the Eventbrite page.

Photos by Elijah Davis, Jill Fannon, & Side A Photography, courtesy of the Bromo Arts District.

 

 

PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITS for August 24:

 

BALLET AFTER DARK: 847 N. Howard St. 3rd floor /// Screenings: 5:30-6pm & 7:15-7:45pm

View two short film screenings featuring performances by the BAD Ballet Company and learn more about Ballet After Dark, a trauma-informed dance organization that focuses on healing through the power of movement.

 

BLACK ARTIST RESEARCH SPACE : 709 N. Howard St. (NoMuNoMu) /// 5-9pm

Learn about Picturing Baltimore, a community photo project organized by Rebecca Marimutu, Black Artist Research Space, and NoMuNoMu aimed at connecting diverse communities through the power of photography. Get involved and pose for a family portrait or headshot taken by Faith Couch and Darrius Fox.

 

THE BLACK GENIUS ART SHOW106 N. Eutaw St. /// 5-9pm

Check out the dynamic interactive art experience, NO BATTERIES ATTACHED, featuring the works of resident artists, live art demos, a virtual gallery tour, and a motion picture garment collection. Hosted by Black Root with sounds by Von Vargas.

 

BLAKWATER HOUSE: 218 W. Saratoga St., 5th Floor /// 6-9pm, Music: 6-8pm, Comedy: 8-9pm

Jam with the house band in the lounge then watch improv comedy produced by Tashika Campbell and Blue Cavell-Allette, showcasing the funniest improve in Baltimore, with an all-Black cast of comedians. The show features short-form comedy games, long-form sitcom-style shows, interviews, and more.

 

BMA LEXINGTON MARKET: 112 N. Eutaw St. /// 5-8pm

Join in creating a living scroll and see what it’s like to collaborate with twin artists, Hope and Faith! Guiding participants to share pieces of themselves through collage techniques, this communal artwork will hold space for connection, collaboration, and the magic in creation!

 

BROMO SELTZER ARTS TOWER : 21 S. Eutaw St. /// 5-9pm, clock room closes at 8:15pm once sun sets

Come explore all 15 floors of the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower! Tour working artist studios, view the Emerge Baltimore galleries, and tour the famous clock room and museum, featuring a collection of artifacts related to Bromo’s fascinating history — plus, incredible views of Baltimore.

 

BRUSH MURAL FESTIVAL: 112 N. Eutaw St. (Lexington Market Outdoor Plaza) /// 6-8pm

The new mural festival comes to the Bromo Arts District this October! Join the team for an interactive Community Engagement Session at the site of one of the future murals.

 

CHARM CITY FRINGE: 12 N. Eutaw St. (Hippodrome Theatre) /// 5-9pm

Charm City Fringe showcases and celebrates new and innovative theatre and performing arts in Baltimore. Thrilling buskers provide a glimpse into the flagship festival that returns this September into October in Bromo!

 

CIRCA INK: 218 W. Saratoga St. (Maryland Art Place) /// 5-9pm

Sit in the tattoo parlor chair and learn more about the design process for tattoos. Watch live sketching of original artwork, see previous creations, and try your hand at your own personal design.

 

COTYLEDON ARTS / DEAR GLOBE: 422 W. Mulberry St. /// 5-9pm

Check out popup art installations outside in Jasper Alley and inside the gallery.

 

CURRENT SPACE: 421 N. Howard St. /// 5-9pm

View the exhibition in the gallery and then grab a cocktail in the courtyard while watching Mind Contraptions: a durational performance with Konjur Collective and Leprechaun Catering.

 

DESTINATION 4EVER: 847 N. Howard St. /// Performance: 8-8:45pm

Watch Brinae Ali and the Baltimore Jazz Collective perform a live Jazz and Tap Dance celebrating the legacy of the iconic tap dancer, Baby Laurence.

 

DOWNTOWN CULTURAL ART CENTER: 401 N. Howard St. /// 5-9pm

Watch live and recorded black box theater productions by Robert Garcia and tour all floors of the building, which include rentable venue space.

 

EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER: 847 N. Howard St. /// 5-9pm

View the exhibit What Had Happened Was…, which explores the stories and history of Black Baltimore through the lens of the Eubie Blake Center’s private art collection, 1990-2023.

 

EVERYMAN THEATRE: 315 W. Fayette St. /// 5-9pm

Take a tour of the entire theater, enjoy Bromo inspired cocktails for Happy Hour, and check out Everyman Features: Built In Baltimore, an exhibition and maker space showcasing local artists’ work on display and for sale.

 

GALLERY 410 at FOUR TEN LOFTS: 410 N. Eutaw St. /// 5-9pm

View No Strings Attached, a 410 Collective group exhibition.

 

THE HIPPODROME THEATRE: 12 N. Eutaw St. /// 5-9pm, Music: 6-9pm

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic theater and the brand-new M&T Bank Exchange venue. Tours start every 15 minutes and run approximately 30 minutes. Listen to live jazz music by Darius Scott and the Resolution Trio in the North 1 Bar & Lobby.

 

JAZZ BY CAMERON STERRETT: 319 N. Paca St. (Maienfels Biergarten) /// 5-9pm, Music: 6-9pm

Enjoy live jazz from soloist Cameron Sterrett while enjoying food and drinks at Maienfels Biergarten.

 

KEUR KHALEYI AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY: 847 N. Howard St., 2nd Floor /// Performance: 6:15-7pm

The multi-generational dance and drum company will showcase the rich dance traditions of Guinea, Senegal, and Mali in West Africa in one 45-minute-long interactive performance.

 

LE MONDO: 406 N. Howard St. /// 5-9pm, Performances: 7:30-8:45pm

Stop in at the artist-owned-and-run performance venue to grab a happy hour drink at the bar and check out work from resident studio members. Enjoy special performances from 7:30PM – 8:45PM featuring Laure Drogoul, Bao Nguyen, Scott Patterson and Keith Butler Jr.

 

LEXINGTON MARKET112 N. Eutaw St. /// Market: 5-8pm

Visit the market after hours for Lex Flex, featuring diverse food merchants, cash bar, live entertainment, and an outdoor Night Market on the Plaza showcasing local artisans.

 

LINEUP ROOM RECORDING & EDUCATION STUDIOS218 W. Saratoga St., 2nd Floor /// 5-9pm

Listen to a live recording session in the studio and check out the new content room where you can do your own photoshoot with a smartphone.

 

M.A.P. TECHNOLOGIES: 322 W. Baltimore St. /// 5-9pm

Visit the game lounge to play an assortment of arcade classics, retro games, and the newest titles; and watch live illustrations from comic and picture book artists.

 

MARK NADIR WORX PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO: 218 W. Saratoga St., 2nd Floor /// 5-9pm, Performances: 7-9pm

Check out the Hip-Hop 50 exhibition celebrating the culture’s big birthday, including Breakdance, Graffiti, DJing, and the MC. Hosted by Booda Monk, Deadly Venoms Crew, and DJs Stretch, Excel, and Nadir; with special guest Bboy Gabor of Enemy Squad (HU). Free photography between 5-7pm.

 

MARYLAND ART PLACE: 218 W. Saratoga St. /// 5-9pm

View Young Blood, an exhibition showcasing the exceptional works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. The Young Blood program, now in its 14th year, provides an important post-graduate platform for transitioning artists to present selections from their thesis projects and create new connections.

 

MARYLAND CENTER FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE: 610 Park Ave. /// 5-8pm

Visit The Jim Henson Exhibition and take a photo with the most famous Muppets character!

Stop by the courtyard Hydration Station to cool down with a complimentary Topo Chico sparkling mineral water and listen to DJ sets by local artists.

 

MEDIA RHYTHM INSTITUTE20 N. Howard St. /// 5-9pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with DJ and live performances from Baltimore’s Hip Hop trailblazers.

 

MOLT & MORPH: 218 W. Saratoga St., 3rd floor /// 5-9pm

View the new exhibition which explores the intersectionality of nature, the body, and the resulting hybridity between the two.

 

MURAL ART TOURS BALTIMORE: 218 W. Saratoga St. (outside of Maryland Art Place) /// 6-8pm

Take a public art walking tour led by fine artist, Liz Miller. Tours are 30-minutes long and will depart from Maryland Art Place on the hour and half hour. The final tour leaves at 8pm. The company offers eight walking tours throughout the Baltimore area.

 

NOMUNOMU: 709 N. Howard St. /// 5-9pm

View Salt Eaters, a new exhibition Curated by Mahari Chabwera, and speak to artists about their work. Listen to music and enjoy light refreshments.

 

R.I.S.E ARTS CENTER OF BALTIMORE: 847 N. Howard St., 3rd floor /// 5-7pm

Join teen emerging artists for a drop-in sensory arts and crafts activity using a variety of materials. R.I.S.E Arts Center provides a multidisciplinary arts education to youth in underserved communities and youth with autism.

 

STUDIO Q: 607 N. Eutaw St. /// 5-9pm

Visit Qrcky’s studio to watch live painting and view new art exhibitions. Engage with fellow art enthusiasts, indulge in conversations about art, and embrace the beauty surrounding us.

 

TIGERLILLYSHOP JEWELRY: 520 Park Ave. (inside of the Mount Vernon Marketplace) /// 5-8pm

Visit the jewelry showroom to see the Pressed Nature Collection including bee and butterfly wings and see a demo of the metal finishing process. Meet the artist, Allison Fomich, and learn about her mixed metal jewelry line that’s inspired by natural areas around Baltimore City.

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