Our Story

BmoreArt’s mission is to elevate Baltimore’s story through the collective vision of Baltimore-based artists, writers, scholars, designers, photographers, and culture producers. BmoreArt is an independent, Baltimore-based magazine that publishes reviews, profiles, and cultural criticism on a daily basis online and a biannual print journal that is a collectible art object.

BmoreArt provides creative and critical coverage of the cultural landscape and our work is collaborative and community-based. Our team covers the art and culture of our city and the surrounding region, including Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia, as well as nationally and internationally relevant stories. 

Every Tuesday, we publish BmoreArt’s Picks, curated to emphasize the area’s best upcoming exhibits and events. The site also includes a calendar of cultural events, a gallery and resource guide, a weekly e-newsletter, and opportunities to participate, share, and contribute. In addition to our publications, we engage through social media and events, including magazine launch parties in Baltimore’s most iconic locations and our Connect+Collect speaker series for artists, collectors, and arts professionals.

BmoreArt was founded by Cara Ober in 2007 as a collaborative blog run by artists for artists. Over the past decade, BmoreArt expanded and evolved into a full-time staff of four and a team of part-time and freelance contributors, but the goals and commitment to rigorous dialogue have remained consistent. We believe that Baltimore’s culture producers and creative makers deserve to be discussed, critiqued, and supported. Our mission is to build awareness, equity, and community through critical discourse about art and culture. Through our content and our events, BmoreArt builds authentic relationships with a growing audience, creates connections between individuals and communities, and encourages participation and patronage of the arts and culture in Baltimore.

BmoreArt is supported through advertising sponsorships and philanthropic donations. We are always looking for partnership with area institutions, organizations, and businesses who share our values and want to support and nurture creative culture in Baltimore.

To make a tax deductible donation to BmoreArt through our fiscal sponsor, click here.

To read more about our contributors, click here.

 

Testimonials from some of our friends:

“BmoreArt is just such the best art magazine, serious art criticism, [a] place to learn about the incredible world of art in Baltimore and beyond, and a work of art in itself. Follow and Subscribe!!!!”
—Julia Marciari Alexander, Director of the Walters Museum
“‘Where will we go?’ has become a considerable issue faced by all, including the craft field. We are, and the world is coming apart at the seams, and we have to reposition ourselves and start mending, appreciating our limits and fragility of the world we inhabit from the natural, social to the technological world. To change our modes of thinking with the necessary transformation of a new economy, a new just society, healing the deep social fractures, we have to activate a community of Creative Change Makers. With your hard work you have shown us over and over again you are a crucial part of this [...] Thanks to inspiring organizations like yours for celebrating and championing craft and community, your hard work is paying off and giving me hope for the future. We need you more than ever.”
—Annet Couwenberg, Director of the MICA Fibers Department and CAA’s Distinguished Teacher of Art 2020
“It’s important for us to see us in print, whether we’re artists or not. Thank you.”
—Earl Bannister, Issue 10 Cover Model and Baltimore Fashion Designer
“Many, many of these kinds of catalogues and magazines are disappearing. And people say a lot of things about Baltimore and its quirkiness and the negativity, but one of the things they always bring out is just how filthy we are with artists. How there are so many artists around doing so many things of great worth, no matter what their age or how much publicity they receive, the work is that good. So to have a stellar platform like [BmoreArt] is a great blessing for this city. Thank you and I hope for 20 more issues!”
—Artist and MacArthur Genius, Joyce J. Scott
"I have so enjoyed following all the incredible things you and the Bmore Art team have been doing. You are truly a model for what every city’s art scene needs. Your magazine is definitely at the top of the list of things I miss about Baltimore and the incredible arts community."
—Artists Michelle Hagewood and Lauren Boilini