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This Week:  “All Good Things Must Begin” at Creative Alliance, Scott Shane, Sheri Booker, and Lane Harlan in conversation with Cara Ober at Pratt Library, curator Christina Delgado’s Pa Mi Gente closing reception + artist talk at Motor House, Black Artist Research Space’s Picturing Baltimore at Full Circle Gallery, Mt. Vernon + Bromo District First Thursdays + Monument Lighting, Waller Gallery artist talk with Divinagracia, Dominic Green, and Shae McCoy, Reception for Theresa Robertson at Area 405, Gallery CA Holiday Market, Station North Holiday Market, and City of Artists book talk at Greedy Reads Remington — PLUS deadline for IT’S A SNAP! 2023 applications with BNHA and more featured opportunties!


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All Good Things Must Begin
Tuesday, December 5 :: Doors Open 5:30pm / Show 7pm
@ Creative Alliance

Gifts for a Better Future
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for gifts by local vendors and information in the gallery, including Gourds by Fafa, books for all ages on climate and related subjects from Ivy Bookshop, information from, The Years Project, and more! The bar will be open.

Read BmoreArt’s review here.

Show Begins at 7 p.m. and will be ASL Interpreted
Every two years since 2015 (when the Paris agreement was signed), 50 playwrights from around the world have been commissioned to write short plays that inform and inspire action around climate change. This year’s Climate Change Theatre Action theme, “All Good Things Must Begin,” is inspired by speculative fiction writer Octavia Butler’s journals. We are creating the December event with this in mind, as well as Butler’s invitation to us to “shape change,” as expressed in her Parable books.

Baltimore theatre artists, activists, and others are coming together to read seven plays from five countries that will help us connect the dots between what is happening around climate and environmental justice, globally and locally. Visual artist Maura Dwyer performs her crankie Wilder than Walls, and Sanahara Ama Chandra provides original music to help us bring our hearts and minds together.

Our Selection of Short Plays
Types by Jessica Huang
Chili Crab Less Spicy by Dia Hakim K.
Photographic Realism by Javad Alipoor
Bonbibi and Dakshan Ray by Manjima Chatterjee
The Committee to Expropriate, A Revenge Fantasy by Darrah Teitel
A Little Green by Charly Evon Simpson
The Polar Bears by Nicolas Billon

Community Connections and Conversation
After the show, Conversation Partners from the UMBC Theatre Department,, and environmental justice advocate Naadiya Hutchinson will help us to understand challenges of the climate crisis in Baltimore and beyond, as well as some of the good things that have already begun to address them. Join us, and find out how you can get involved!

Vital Matters’ tiered ticketing system, from $10 to $75, with limited numbers of tickets at each price, is meant to make the event accessible to all. If you have the means to purchase a ticket of $35 or higher, know that this helps to pay our artists, and enables others to join us who might not otherwise be able to.

$10 Discounted Ticket
$20 Acorn | regular price
$35 Pollinator | your contribution helps support all involved in the production of this event
$50 Underground Spring | your contribution helps to support all involved in the production of this event, and helps those who are financially challenged or without means to attend
$75 Change Shaper | your contribution helps to support all involved in the production of this event, enables those who are financially challenged or without means to attend, and gives Vital Matters a small boost towards our next events, Whose Earth (Day)? and Queer Climate Cabaret



Scott Shane, Sheri Booker, Lane Harlan, and Edward Doyle-Gillespie: “City of Artists – Baltimore”
Tuesday, November 5 :: 7-8pm
@ Enoch Pratt Central Library

Contributors Scott Shane, Sheri Booker, Lane Harlan, and Edward Doyle-Gillespie will be joined in conversation by BmoreArt publisher Cara Ober to celebrate the release of City of Artists – Baltimore.  The book weaves together stories and artwork, a mosaic of words and images from the streets, neighborhoods, waterways, bars, corners, and studios of an historic American city. Harmoniously, it tells a story about living and creating in Baltimore and how the city influences and informs the creative process.

About the Authors: 

Scott Shane is a former reporter for the New York Times and Baltimore Sun.  He is the author of Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone and Dismantling Utopia: How Information Ended the Soviet Union.

Sheri Booker is the author of Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home and the children’s book, Imagine a Brown Girl.  She is a  lecturer in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University.

Lane Harlan is the Philippines-born founder of several nationally recognized bars and restaurants in Baltimore. In 2013, she opened W.C. Harlan, a cocktail bar in a dimly lit row home. Her other establishments include: Clavel Mezcaleria, which has been nominated for culinary rewards by the James Beard Foundation three times; Fadensonnen, named “Best Bar in America 2021” by Bon Appeìtit Magazine; Angels Ate Lemons; and the forthcoming cocktail bar, The Coral Wig. In 2021 she was named “Most Interesting Woman in the Restaurant Industry” by Saveur Magazine.

Edward Doyle-Gillespie is a Baltimore poet and writer. He holds a BA in History from George Washington University, and a Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University. He has worked in the fields of education and law enforcement.

About the Moderator: 

Cara Ober is an artist, arts writer, curator, and the founding editor and publisher at BMoreArt.

Program Information: 
This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.
Doors will open to registered attendees at 6pm.
Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program.
Greedy Reads will be on site selling City of Artists books.

Virtual Meeting Information:
There is no registration required for virtual attendance, simply visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Facebook or Youtube page.



Pa Mi Gente | Closing Reception+ Artist Talk
Tuesday, December 5 :: 8-9pm
@ Motor House

The immersive exhibition Pa Mi Gente (which translates to “For My People”) is closing on 12/5 and we would love for you to hear directly from the curator and artists that made it possible! Everything about this exhibit was intentional, all the way down to the music you’ve heard in our Main Gallery as you explored the art. On 12/5, learn the significance behind every piece of Pa Mi Gente. It’s free to attend!

Read BmoreArt’s review here.



Picturing Baltimore: A Community Perspective | Reception
Thursday, December 7 :: 5-7pm | Ongoing through December 12
@ Full Circle Gallery


Black Artist Research Space, in collaboration with Full Circle Fine Art Services, is pleased to announce Picturing Baltimore: A Community Perspective. The exhibition showcases photographs captured by the inaugural cohort of the community photo project, and celebrates Baltimore’s rich diversity. It is a testament to the power of community, and a vivid reflection of the city’s multifaceted identity through the lens of its residents.

The exhibition presents a kaleidoscope of visual narratives that traverses Baltimore’s heart and soul. It is a culmination of the stories, experiences, and unique perspectives captured by Baltimore residents using disposable cameras. Through this project, participants have explored their passions, documented their lives, and discovered the beauty in everyday life while breaking down the barriers that often limit artistic expression.

Organized by Rhea Beckett (co-founder Black Artist Research Space) and lens-based artist Rebecca Marimutu, “Picturing Baltimore” is a movement that seeks to diversify the photographic canon and amplify the voices of individuals in our community. Launched on June 18, 2023, with support from NomuNomu, “Picturing Baltimore” provided free disposable cameras to participants, aiming to empower them to capture what matters most to them, breaking down the barriers of traditional photography and fostering a more inclusive and equitable artistic space.


Daniel Adegbesan
Raina Allmond
Gen Fraser
MacKenzie Foy
Ben Kantt
Brian Menifee
Eduard A. Van Osterom
Shaquan Pearson
iya symone
Claudia Watts

Participant Benefits: Participants received a free disposable camera, free development, and scanning of their photographs with the generous support of Full Circle Fine Arts Services, access to photographic workshops and community photo walks, two printed photographs (8.5×11 or larger), and the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in an exhibition.

Programs: Past programs have included the Picturing Baltimore Photo Booth where photographers Faith Couch and Darrius Fox offered personalized headshots and group portraits. Interested individuals could sign up in advance or join us as walk-ins on the day of the event. Participants received complimentary digital copies of their portraits, ensuring easy access and sharing. In line with our commitment to inclusivity, printed copies of portraits were available upon request and stationed at NomüNomü for pickup.

This past fall, we embarked on an exciting journey with photographer Darrius Fox to introduce a series of Community Photo Walks. This soft launch was met with enthusiasm and positive engagement, creating memorable experiences and fostering a sense of connection among participants. Darrius led participants through visually captivating locations, offering insights into photography techniques and storytelling. Participants had the opportunity to explore their surroundings through a unique lens, capturing the essence of the community and creating a collective visual narrative.

Key Highlights from the Fall Soft Launch

Skill Development: Attendees honed their photography skills, from framing and composition to the art of storytelling through images.

Looking Ahead to Warmer Months: As we eagerly anticipate warmer weather, we look forward to resuming the Community Photo Walks. Building on the success of our fall soft launch, these walks will provide even more opportunities for community members to come together to explore their surroundings.

For more information about “Picturing Baltimore” and how to get involved, please email us at [email protected]. We seek collaborations and sponsorships from individuals, businesses, and organizations who share our vision of fostering community through art to support this project. By helping to offset scanning and developing costs, our partners can play a crucial role in making “Picturing Baltimore” a resounding success.

Picturing Baltimore: A Community Perspective is on view at Full Circle Fine Art Services from November 21, 2023, through December 12, 2023. A reception will occur on Thursday, December 7, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Hours for Full Circle Fine Art Services, which is free and open to the public, are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.



Mt. Vernon + Bromo District First Thursdays + Monument Lighting
Thursday, December 7 :: Monument Lighting 5-8pm / Galleries Open Until 8pm

On Thursday December 7, 2023, many art galleries in the Bromo Arts District and in Mount Vernon will remain open until 7:30 PM.

First Thursdays was a staple of the Mt Vernon art circuit for many years and since May of this year, arts spaces have been re-energizing audiences and patrons. Galleries participating are all less than a square mile from each other and are under a twenty minute stroll from one end to the other. This month’s feature event is the Monument Lighting in Mt Vernon. Events and vendors open at 5pm and culminates with fireworks at 8pm. Check each venue’s website for current exhibitions, shows, talks, events and how to access their spaces.

On stage will be local musical favorites playing holiday-themed music, like the Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore Symphony’s OrchKids, the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Choir, the Peabody Brass Ensemble, the Noah Pierre Band, and the Morgan State University Choir. Fireworks, designed by Baltimore’s own Image Engineering, will go off at 8pm. The event will be emceed by award-winning Baltimore news anchor Patrice Saunders. More info here.



Baltimore Ruins and Baltimore Vibes | Artist Talk
Friday, December 8 :: 3:30pm
@ Waller Gallery

Join Artists Divinagracia, Dominic Green, and Shae McCoy in conversation discussing their connections to Baltimore and moments of reflections about the city’s architecture.

Artist Bios

Anna Divinagracia is an artist and photographer, whose work is inspired by her shared experiences growing up in the Philippines and living in Baltimore. Born in 1997 in Davao City, Philippines, Divinagracia’s artistic journey began at a young age when she discovered her passion for viewing and capturing the world around her through the lens of her camera. With a particular curiosity towards the intricacies and nuances of Filipino and American culture, Divinagracia uses her art to explore themes of love, destiny, home, identity, and acculturation as an immigrant.

Divinagracia holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the illustrious Morgan State University and is currently in residency at Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD.

Dominic Green
Dominic Anthony Green is a multi-disciplinary artist and storyteller from Maryland, focusing on film, photography, and writing. Feeling in film, photography, theatre, or any art cannot be borrowed or adopted; it has to be genuine. Dominic Green looks for this in the moments he writes or captures through a lens: real emotion. Throughout his work, Dominic Green paints the world through an artist’s lens filled with sensitivity and thoughtfulness. Green has exhibited in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area at Bowie Arts Committee, The Cheshire, Hickok Cole, Stable Arts, Washington Project For The Arts, Sustainable Culture Lab, Kennedy Center, SAMASAMA, The Nicholson Project, and Creative Alliance in Baltimore.

Shae McCoy
Born and raised in West Baltimore, Shae is a true DMV gem. She’s not only an accomplished writer and creator of but also a talented photographer. Her journey from interviewing actors, activists, and community leaders to capturing the beauty of West Baltimore’s abandoned structures is truly inspiring.

Shae’s work has graced the pages of Teen Vogue, Essence, and more, and she even turned her ‘West Baltimore Ruins’ project into a captivating book in 2021.

Her passion for her community shines through, and she’s also making waves as an urban farmer.



Theresa Robertson: AREA 405 Portrait Project | Reception
Friday, December 8 :: 5-8pm
@ Area 405

AREA 405 presents Theresa Robertson: AREA 405 Portrait Project, a mini solo exhibition warming up to its grand opening in 2024. The opening reception will happen on December 8, Saturday, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

When Hans Namuth captured Jackson Pollock in his studio in 1950, five hundred photographs and two films of the artist at work transformed the relationship between the artist, the process of art-making, the art, the artist’s studio, and the public. For the first time, the audience gained access to the details of the artist’s studio — which was once an Ivory Tower, with artists and art working in solitary existence. The foregrounded concept of studios provided flesh of context to the barebones of finished artworks, becoming an inseparable element in the making of an artist’s identity.

With the age of 176 (as of 2024), AREA 405 has witnessed its transformation from a brewery and manufacturing facility to a well-loved art hub in Baltimore, and then from the crisis of disappearance to new ownership and identity. AREA 405 Portrait Project by Theresa Robertson exhibits portraits of artists in the studios of AREA 405 in the hope of documenting the flux of “artistic practice, sites, and modes of production and expression” (extract from “The Art Studio as Archive” by Jenny Sjöholm) of this community. It celebrates the fluid identity of AREA 405 through the lens of artists and their studios.

AREA 405 was born as a celebrated art hub in 2001 when it was purchased by 3 Square Feet LLC. Under the lead of Stewart Watson, the Executive Director Emeritus of AREA 405, this building fostered an exciting group of artists and produced numerous celebrated art activities and exhibitions in collaboration with the local community. Its preserved industrial characteristic also provided Baltimore with a non-conventional exhibition space, rebelling against the white-box-dominated exhibition circuit. The building faced the crisis of disappearing in 2021 when it was put on the market. The prospect of the sale stirred uneasiness in the Baltimore art scene. Some resident artists left AREA 405 in fear of the uncertainty of losing their studio spaces. In 2022, through robust capital fundraising and a unique public/private partnership, Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP) and Baltimore-based real estate developer Ernst Valery together purchased AREA 405, with the main purpose of preserving its affordability and vitality, improving the functionality of the building, and expanding the studios available.

Theresa Robertson: AREA 405 Portrait Project is essentially an effort to reconnect with the 405 community under the new ownership, ushering a new chapter while honoring its history. AREA 405 has witnessed a major restructuring in 2022, with new and long-time-resident artists and activists working together in the building, forging a new community.

This exhibition originated from a photography project proposed by artist Theresa Robertson, who also participated in the process of the transferral of ownership as a CBP employee. With intimate photoshoots and conversations, she captures the moments when the new community converges with the building’s history, forming a new identity for AREA 405. Despite not being able to capture all tenant artists, Theresa Robertson: AREA 405 Portrait Project serves as a testament to Robertson’s and the Central Baltimore Partnership team’s commitment to growing and learning alongside the building’s community. The 405 Portrait Project will be an ongoing photographic effort to archive the evolving identity of AREA 405 and the relationships among the artists, their studios, the 405 community, and the Central Baltimore Partnership team.


“Within my past year of living here, a friend of mine lent me one of his point-and-shoot cameras. Since that moment, I haven’t been able to put the camera down. I got into the hobby of film photography and have taken just over 1000 photos since June of 2021. I enjoy capturing the moments around me. Whether it be with friends or strangers or just my encounters within different cities. The more film pictures I take, the more I want to learn. On the horizon for my upcoming year, I’m hoping to learn how to develop my film as well as tap into digital photography. I recently purchased my first digital camera and I’m looking forward to learning that process.”

Theresa Robertson (b. 1995, Maryland) attended Towson University (2017) as an undergrad to study Computer Information Systems and completed a graduate degree in Health Informatics Administration through the University of Maryland Global Campus (2020). Presently, Theresa works as an Administrative Coordinator at The Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP). Working at CBP has been able to provide Theresa with exposure to many of the things going on within the city.



Gallery CA Holiday Art Market
Friday, December 8 :: 6-9pm

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image: Side A Photography

Station North Holiday Market
Saturday, December 9 :: 12:30-5:30pm

Station North Holiday Market
Saturday, December 9, 2023
12:30 – 5:30 PM, indoors and outdoors at the Historic North Avenue Market
North Avenue between Maryland and Charles Streets

Come to the third annual Station North Holiday Market, a festive outdoor and indoor market featuring 30+ Baltimore-based artists, makers, local food and drink, pop-ups, and live performances. Support Baltimore-based artisans with your purchase of beautiful, handcrafted gifts. Experience the joy of a vibrant, illuminated North Avenue in the heart of the Station North Arts District.

After Five Industries
Anchovy Press
Ann Gaylord Bags
Anna Sellheim
Art of Kyote
Aurora Clothiers by AllenGale
Baltimore Jewelry Center
Baltimore Spirits Company
Black Acres Roastery
Blue Robin Designs
Detox Art
Emiline’s Divine Candles
Five O’ Clock Co.
Garden Party Botanics
Globe Collection and Press at MICA
Isabel Pardo Art
Jewish Jerky Brand
Magan Ruthke
MICA Ceramics
MICA MFA Illustration Practice
Millennial Shades
Mobtown Ballroom
Nina’s Cookie Explosion
Open Works
Paper Herald
Plied Yarns
Sacred Ashes
SewLab USA
Stellarium Jewelry
Stinging Nettle Stitchery
The Heart of Hiroh Arts Label
Tightfisted Fashion
Two Boots Farm
VashtiBlue Jewelry Studio

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BmoreArt presents “City of Artists: Baltimore”
Saturday, December 9 :: 7-8:30
@ Greedy Reads Remington

Registration for this event is not required; however, in the case of a full event, your registration will reserve your seat.

BmoreArt visits Greedy Reads Remington to present their first full-length book, City of Artists: Baltimore. Featuring Cara Ober, Raquel Castedo, Chelsea Lemon Fetzer, and Ed Berlin.


City of Artists is the first full-length book from BmoreArt, Baltimore’s art and culture magazine, featuring 220 pages of personal reflections from leading writers alongside portfolios from the city’s most celebrated visual artists. In inspired text and rich visuals, the book offers a multifaceted and diverse perspective, where authors explore specific moments that shaped their creative vision and visual artists offer bodies of work inspired by materials, ideas, and experiences of their hometown.



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Arts Fellowship, Prince George Arts & Humanities Council
deadline December 8

The Artist Fellowship Grant provides project support for individual artists and cultural practitioners who significantly contribute to the arts, have and established body of work and substantively impact the lives of Prince George’s County residents through artistic excellence. Artists can receive a grant up to $5,000. The grant period will be from January 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024, or if a summer program by August 31, 2024. Access Application & Guidelines Here.

Grant portal Opens: October 20, 2023.
Deadline: December 8, 2023, 11:59PM



Directangle Press: Artist’s Residency
deadline December 10

Our residency program invites artists to spend up to two weeks working in our cozy studio in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Artists can produce prints, artist book or zine publications, and anything else they dream up while utilizing our pair of two-color Riso printers and 17 ink colors, letterpress equipment including Vandercook and Reprex proof presses—great for printing woodcut and linocut blocks—and a library of wood and metal type, and our assortment of finishing and bindery tools. There’s also a small laser cutter on the way! Read more about our studio equipment here.

In addition to unlimited time in our studio, artists are provided with housing on the studio property, which is in close walking distance to Bethlehem’s Main Street. Our town is full of local gems including Rek’-Lis Brewing Company, The Colonial Theatre, Super Secret Ice Cream, The Maia Papaya, Cold Mountain Café, Lonesome Woods, the Local Works Marketplace and Gallery at WREN, and more—not to mention countless hiking and mountain biking trails in every direction. And if you’re here in the winter months, many of the region’s best mountains for skiing and snowboarding are only 15–20 minutes away! Read more about our little town of Bethlehem here, and our neighboring town of Littleton here.



Open Call: Right of Return Fellowship Application x Frieze Impact Prize 2024
deadline December 10
posted by Center for Art & Advocacy

Beginning November through December 10, 2023, the Center for Art & Advocacy and its fellowship program, Right of Return, will be accepting applications for the 2024 Right of Return Fellowship. In addition, Right of Return is excited to partner with Frieze and Endeavor Impact to present the Frieze Los Angeles 2024 Impact Prize recognizing a visual artist who contributes their talents towards issues of social justice and mass incarceration.

How this year’s application process works:

The Right of Return Fellowship is open to formerly incarcerated creatives from every discipline. Applicants should follow the questions and answer the prompts. Following the application process, six new 2024 Right of Return Fellows will be selected by Frieze and a panel of external reviewers and awarded $20,000 fellowships.

The Frieze Impact Prize will be awarded to a visual artist or experimental filmmaker who is either a Right of Return alumnus, or one of the six new 2024 fellows.

One artist will be selected to receive the Frieze Impact Prize of $25,000 and the opportunity to showcase their work at Frieze Los Angeles, taking place February 29, 2024 to March 3, 2024 at the Santa Monica Airport.

Only one application needs to be completed to be considered for both the Right of Return Fellowship and the Frieze Impact Prize. Creatives working in disciplines other than the visual arts and experimental film, including poets, documentary filmmakers, performance artists, creative writers, and designers, are eligible for the Right of Return Fellowship, but not the Frieze Impact Prize.

For Visual Artists’ and Experimental Filmmakers’ consideration only: The two main differences between the Right of Return Fellowship and the Frieze Impact Prize’s application process and selection are: A Right of Return Fellowship is primarily awarded based on the merit of an applicant’s past work and the strength of their proposed future project idea. Right of Return Fellows are expected to create a new project or body of work within a 12 month period ending Dec 1, 2024. The Frieze Impact Prize is awarded based on the merit of an applicant’s existing work, or works that are in progress but can be completed before February 1st, 2024.



Tusen Takk Foundation 2025 Visual Artist Residency
deadline December 15

Open to mid-career and established visual artists, apply for a three- to eight-week solo residencies in 2025. Residents are provided with housing, 24/7 access to studio space, $625/week, and a vehicle for local transportation.



MAP Fund 2024 Grant Cycle
deadline December 19
posted by Mapfund

The person who creates the application (“primary contact”) may be an artist, producer, or another member of the proposed project team. We expect that all listed artists have consented to their presence in the proposal, and that the primary contact will share all updates with the artists.

MAP selects projects in four stages. After MAP staff screen applications for eligibility, representatives of the artistic community (“reviewers”) will complete independent assessments of each eligible proposal. From a pool of finalists advanced by reviewers’ votes, an Excel function will randomly draw grantees. MAP staff will then ask our Board of Directors to approve the selected projects.

Each grantee will receive: a $25,000 grant for the creation and development of a new, live performance project, a $5,000 unrestricted general operating grant, and a $1,000 microgrant to redistribute to another artist in their community. The artist(s) will choose a “grant custodian” and collaborate with the grant custodian regarding how and when the funds will be distributed. The grant custodian, who receives the funds on behalf of the project, can be an individual with an SSN or ITIN, or an entity with one of these incorporation structures: 501(c)(3), LLC, or S-Corps.

We encourage all potential applicants and reviewers to read all tabs thoroughly, beginning with “Eligibility + Alignment.” Most tabs have a section for related frequently asked questions. If the answer you need isn’t there, reach out to MAP’s team! This tab structure may be difficult for some screen readers to process. If you need access to a version of this page in another format, please email [email protected].



IT’S A SNAP! 2023
deadline December 31
posted by Baltimore National Heritage Area

This year we are looking for what makes Charm City – the PEOPLE.  Here’s your chance to share your special photographs that reveal the best of Baltimore. No professional models, please.

Winning photographers receive prizes, and the best images will be showcased on BNHA’s social media channels and a special Baltimore National Heritage Area promotional product in 2024. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $500 gift card.

Photographs must be taken within the Baltimore National Heritage Area (map). All hi-res entries must be submitted electronically by December 31, 2023. Photos can be in color or black and white.

Why is the contest period so long? We want to give you a chance to capture city life in every season, from Spring to early Winter.

Please read the complete Rules and Requirements before submitting your photo. All entries must be submitted electronically by December 31, 2023.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release form the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to BNHA upon request. A model release is available on the heritage area’s website. (Click here for the form.)



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