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This Week:  Cerebro: Noche (Brain Eaters v Mowgli Gallery Takeover) at Night Owl Gallery, ArtCentric’s Cinderella returns to Baltimore Center Stage, Black Arts District ‘s documentary viewing, panel discussion, and storytelling circle at The Arch Social Club, Mill Centre Open Studios, Flora Night Market and Lighting of the 34th Street Miracle, Nerd Art Market at No Land Beyond – and more for your Thanksgiving holiday weekend.


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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Cerebro: Noche Preview Party
Wednesday, November 22 :: 7-10pm
@ Night Owl Gallery

Preview Party! For one month only! Night Owl Gallery is pleased to host the incredible art of Mowgli and Brain Eaters Art Club! For this gallery take-over our talented friends with be unveiling new artwork, exclusive prints, t-shirts, and stickers as well as curating a delightful selection of hand-crafted patchwork, jewelry, and clothing from a hand-picked array of local and national artisans.

Cerebro: Noche – Brain Eaters v Mowgli Gallery Takeover
Selected Works by Ronnie Larrimore and Mowgli
1733 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
Preview Party: Wednesday, Nov. 22 7-10 PM

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 24 5pm – 9pm
Show runs from Nov. 24, 2023 – January 6th, 2024

From Nov. 24th to Jan. 6th, Night Owl Gallery gets a shakeup with Mowgli and Brain Eaters Cerebro: Noche takeover!  It’s not your average art show — it’s a creative explosion! Join us, snag some limited-edition goodies, and soak in the coolest art scene.

Admission’s free, so mark your calendar and catch the vibe!

Preview Party Eventbrite.

Opening Reception Eventbrite.



ArtsCentric’s Cinderella
Friday, November 24 | Ongoing through December 23
@ Baltimore Center Stage

Blending elements of classic and contemporary versions of Cinderella, ArtsCentric returns to BCS following its must-see performances of Crowns with its take on the time-honored story that’s not to be missed! Inspired by the groundbreaking 1997 movie featuring Brandy Norwood and Whitney Houston, Cinderella is an enchanting musical adventure. This version of the beloved, timeless classic features musical performances that follow Cinderella’s magical transformation with the help of her fairy godmother, in a show that will be enjoyable for all generations.



Making Our Spaces Sacred
Friday, November 24 :: 6-7:30pm
@ Arch Social Club

CATCH A DOCUMENTARY VIEWING IN THE BLACK ARTS DISTRICT: On Friday, November 24, 2023, from 6:00–7:30 p.m., the Black Arts District is sponsoring a documentary viewing, panel discussion, and storytelling circle at The Arch Social Club. “Making Our Spaces Sacred,” written and produced by Mama Nef Partlow-Myrick, explores Baltimore’s other Black experience of people transforming ordinary outdoor spaces into meccas of extraordinary meaning.



Open Studio at the Mill Center
Saturday, November 25 :: 10am-5pm

Mill Centre opens its doors for the holiday season on two dates:
Sat Nov 25th and Sat Dec 16th, both days from 10am – 5 pm. Over 20 artists and artisans will have their studios open for visitors in the (almost) 180 year old structure. Shop, or just enjoy a friendly stroll through, for photographic prints, jewelry, metal sculptures, artistic/decorative textiles, original paintings, prints from the printmaking studio, cards, calendars, paper puzzles, more!! Goya Contemporary Gallery will be open on Sat Dec 16th. Free parking is at the Mill Road parking lot. The main entrance is at Darby and Mill. Mill Centre Artists are small business owners and members of the Hampden Village Merchants Association.



Flora Night Market
Saturday, November 25 :: 5-9pm

Join us for a night market the evening of the lighting of The Miracle on 34th Street

Glizzy’s Wagyu Dogs, Rainey Days Bakes, and Sophomore Coffee will be selling food and drinks, plus we’ll have FREE BEER from Union Craft Brewing!
Paper Moon Polaroids will be in the salon taking portraits- see their highlight below to sign up and reserve your space.

Confirmed vendors:
Black Collar Screenprinting • Black Radish Handmade • Golden Object Ceramics • Jen Thunderhorse Jewelry • Juniper Farm • Knotty Fibers • Little Devil Antiques • Little Lamb Crochet • Lost and Scrounged • Magan Ruthke: Art & Design • Petit Loup Ceramics • Phantasmagoria Glass Co. • Prospect Circle • Scrap Magick • Sparky’s Fabrications • Standing Ovation Vintage • Stellarium Jewelry • Viragoe’s Duds • WAZIL • Woodland Magic

** See more Holiday Markets and places to support Small Business Saturday on the BmoreArt calendar **



Nerd Art Market
Saturday, November 25 :: 3-7pm
@ No Land Beyond

Join us with an early opening for an art market that is sure to please all the fine folks of fandom. No Land Beyond is hosting a Nerd Art Market that takes the Artist Alley right out of a con and brings it closer to home just in time for the holiday season. You’ll find art that runs the gamut of shows, movies, games, in a variety of sizes, shapes and mediums. If you can’t find a cute gift for the nerd in your life (which can even be yourself!), we’ll be surprised.


K.S. Garner (@ksgarner)
Darcy Chapman (@darcythedandy)
House Mathius (@housemathius)
Echo Zhang (@zao.zzz)
Rod Van Blake (@rodvanblake)
Mitchell Wallace (@mitchell.wallace.1293)
Maryann Deadpool Daymont (@animeceramix)
Squirrely Jones (@poisonedcucumber)
Rainleaf Studio (@rainleafstudio)
Jordan Purnell Jackson (@jpjacksonart)
Millie Cardenas (@emily_macintyre)
Fern / Goof Art Collective (@goofartcollective)
Callery Creations (@callery_creations)
Melike Carr (@mellikecarr)
Gabs (@thatssowitchycreations)
Harrison Brant Banker Doyle (@brant.banker)

** See more Holiday Markets and places to support Small Business Saturday on the BmoreArt calendar **



Miracle on 34th Street in Hampden Hon | Lighting
Saturday, November 15 :: 6pm

Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving! Don’t forget to come check out the Miracle on 34th Street Lighting this Saturday night (11/25) at 6 pm. Rumor has it Santa will be coming via a fire truck! Falkenhan’s Hardware is also inviting Santa to come on Saturday, December 2nd & Saturday, December 9th from approximately 5-9 pm.



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On::View Artist Residency Program
deadline December 1
posted by ArtsSoutheast

Located in the heart of Savannah’s Starland District at ARTS Southeast’s flagship project, Sulfur Studios, the ON::VIEW Artist Residency provides a free, high visibility studio space for an artist to complete a new project, to continue an in-progress endeavor, or to conduct research exploring conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The studio’s large windows look out onto Bull Street, the district’s main thoroughfare, allowing the artists’ work to be on view to the community at all times. Sulfur Studios’ visitors and passersby on the sidewalk witness the artists’ process as it unfolds in real time, seeing all the steps involved from concept to final execution. Community events like workshops, performances, public art projects and artist talks, offer creative ways to interact with the public. The ON::View Residency supports artists from across the globe, working in all media.

Just five blocks east of the Residency Studio, the 5th Dimension Apartment features a full kitchen, bath and main room to comfortably house the Artist (+1 guest if requested) for month-long Residency stays. The 5th Dimension Apartment has a private gated entrance and private garden with plenty of space to create, lounge and entertain. It is our hope that by providing lodging for ON::View Artists that we will accommodate a diverse range of creatives from far and wide, as we continue to fulfill our mission to make Savannah a destination for the arts.



MET Photography Conservation 2 Year Fellowship
deadline December 1

The Research Scholar in the Department of Photograph Conservation (DPhC) is based in the Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation. The Research Scholar is fully integrated into the life of The Met and is given unique access to the inner workings of the Museum through a rich program of tours, roundtable discussions, and workshops. Successful candidates will propose focused research, built around The Met collection, which furthers the Museum’s academic mission and contributes to the field of photograph conservation. The stipend amount is $57,000 per year, with up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks).



Jan Van Eyck Fellowship
deadline December 1

Artists, curators, designers – ranging from graphic and fashion to food and social design –, researchers, writers, and architects are welcome to apply for an 11-month residency from 15 January until 15 December 2025.

As a multi-disciplinary post-academic institute, the Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht, NL) is committed to exploring the agency, roles, and civic significance of art, design and other creative practices in relation to the climate crisis, environmental breakdown, and their manifold effects. This institutional focus aims at creating a common ground that embraces a diversity of practices and allows for a multitude of voices.

The academy offers residency programmes to those who wish to broaden their artistic horizons and develop their art practice in depth. Each participant is equipped with a private studio, can count on the guidance of our advisers and make use of the expertise of our library and Labs – Photography & Audiovisual, Material Matters, Food, Printing & Publishing and Future Materials. The departments for Nature Research, Art & Society and Research & Education support the artists in realizing their projects in collaboration with external parties and further their artistic and academic research. Next to their individual projects, participants are encouraged to collaboratively develop an In-Lab project and to contribute to the public programme.



Apply to Present at Placemaking Week!
deadline December 7
posted by The Neighborhood Design Center + Project for Public Spaces

Project for Public Spaces’ International Placemaking Week seeks to bring together practitioners, policymakers, and public space advocates from around the world to share the projects and innovations that are making placemaking one of the most critical movements of the 21st century.  We want to hear about your experience, stories, tools, and lessons to understand how placemaking can help address local and global challenges!

Help us guide the conversation at Placemaking Week 2024 by submitting a proposal! To learn more, please read on.

For 2024. we’re heading to Baltimore, Maryland, USA—a historic harbor city and hub of placemaking innovation. Like many American cities, the physical, economic, and racial character of Baltimore has been profoundly shaped by redlining, urban renewal, and more recent racially biased planning and policing. In spite of these challenges, across the city—from government projects to grassroots initiatives—we’re witnessing inspiring community-led efforts to reimagine and reclaim the spaces of Baltimore for all of its residents.

The 4th International Placemaking Week hopes to showcase bold—even radical—efforts to offer attendees a picture of how a port city with a strong grassroots movement of placemakers envisions its future.



Emerging Curator Program 2024
deadline December 8
posted by VisArts

VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition at VisArts in the Kaplan Gallery in the fall of 2024.

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator or artist with an interest in exhibition-making or curating to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. To develop expanded education programming and enhanced visitor experiences, the 2024 Emerging Curator and the 2024 Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange, and audience engagement.

VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with $10,000 budget to cover exhibition costs and curatorial fees. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2024.

International applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. VisArts is unable to provide or assist with visas.
The selection panel includes the VisArts Galleries Director & Curator, Artist Advisory Council, and the 2024 Mentoring Curator.

VisArts is a nonprofit arts center in Rockville, Maryland. We’re the largest visual arts organization in the area and an active, significant presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Our contemporary art galleries, artist studios, and 355 POD Space Gallery are located in Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary art in our five galleries, along with related programs and events. We also offer Emerging Curator and Studio Artist Programs along with art classes and VisAbility Art Lab, our supported studio for adult emerging artists with disabilities.



2024 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Community Arts Grant
deadline December 18
posted by the United Way of Central Maryland

Mayor Brandon Scott and the City of Baltimore’s Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs are providing a significant investment of ARPA funds to support a diverse range of arts organizations through the 2024 ARPA Community Grant program. Administrative support provided by United Way of Central Maryland.

Eligible arts organizations, including those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, can apply to receive between $10,000 to $500,000 in funding to sustain and expand work to provide high-quality art experiences and activities that are accessible to all Baltimore City residents, especially those in underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Arts organizations selected will receive funding for the period of April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2026. Applications must be submitted through our online grant application portal by Monday, December 18, 2023, 5:00 p.m. EST.



header image: The Miracle on 34th Street, Hampden via their Facebook page

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