Join The Arc Baltimore and a panel of prominent leaders from Baltimore’s arts community for Curator Night, “Bridging the Disability and Arts Communities,” on Wednesday, October 13 at 7 pm.

To be held virtually, Curator Night will feature a discussion of a selection of the curated artwork  for this year’s Art in the Round, The Arc Baltimore’s annual art exhibit and auction showcasing the talent and artistry of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Panelists will also share their thoughts about the need to ensure that access is always a part of the DEAI (diversity, equity, access, and inclusion) conversation – particularly in the arts community – and the DEAI initiatives at their own organizations.

Panelists for Curator Night include:

  • Kibibi Ajanku , Urban Arts Leadership Director and Equity and Inclusion Director, GBCA;
  • Myrtis Bedolla, Director, Galerie Myrtis;
  • George Ciscle, Curator-in-Residence, Emeritus, MICA;
  • Sammy Hoi, President, MICA;
  • Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Executive Director, Maryland Art Place; and
  • Kirk Shannon-Butts, Public Art and Curation Manager, BOPA.

These curators chose a piece of art out of the 50  that will be featured at this year’s Art in the Round, which will be held virtually on Friday, October 22, beginning at 7 p.m. Bidding for the artwork will begin on Friday, October 15. Look for the mobile bidding app registration information on The Arc’s website so you can bid on your mobile device.

Both Curator Night and Art in the Round are free events. A Wine & Dine package in a souvenir tote bag complete with wine glasses, however, is available for Art in the Round for $95.

Proceeds from Art in the Round’s online auction of artwork and Wine & Dine package will go to The Arc Baltimore’s mission of supporting people with developmental disabilities. In addition, 60% of winning bids on each piece of artwork auctioned will go to the artist.

You can live stream Curator Night and get more details about Art in the Round at

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