Saturday, April 7, 2018

The latest news from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Light City, the largest, FREE light festival in the United States returns for its third year in 2018. We're back with “more love, more lights” as Light City expands to three weekends with Neighborhood Lights taking place April 6-8 in 14 neighborhoods, the art and music festival taking place April 14-21, and Labs@LightCity, the daytime social innovation conferences taking place April 18-21.

This year brings 21 brand new light art installations along the BGE Light Art Walk on Baltimore's waterfront, 50+ free concerts and performances, a children's area, illuminated drone racing, delicious local food and beverages, an opening night parade and a closing night fireworks finale. Plus, Light City expands to reach 38 neighborhoods this year through its new Eye on Charlie and Brilliant Baltimore Community Showcase initiatives. MORE INFO


Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar: April 8, 2018

The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar returns for its 41st season on Sundays, from April 8 through December 23, 2018 from 7am until noon. To celebrate opening day, the band Ebb & Nova performs their acoustic stylings live starting at 10am. The 41st season features new vendors such as Bottoms Up Bagels, Shore to Door Blue Crabs, Slate Farm Brewery, the Urban Oyster and Gundalow Juice, and returning vendors with new products including Farm to Face adding hummus and falafel and Migrash Farm adding certified vegan and kosher pantry items.

A variety of new vendors will be joining the bazaar, including HomeGrown Glass Art, clothing from Tribal Season, artwork from Change Creations and more. "First Sundays," a program where a special theme takes place the first Sunday of every month, returns along with Chef Egg's cooking classes the first Sunday of each month. For a complete list of vendors and activities happening at the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, click here: MORE INFO


BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL

The Baltimore Book Festival returns for its 23rd year Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 11am to 7pm daily at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Applications are now open for the following:

  • Food and Beverage Vendors
  • DEADLINE: MAY 18, 2018
  • Literary Exhibitors and Booksellers
  • DEADLINE: JULY 13, 2018
  • Single-Day Tablers
  • DEADLINE: JULY 13, 2018

APPLY HERE


ON VIEW AT SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER

BIG SEXY BY LYDIA PETTIT

ON VIEW: THROUGH APRIL 28, 2018

BIG SEXY is an exploration of what it means to live after experiencing abuse, and how to come to terms with and respect the body you’re given. After years of unhealthy and traumatic relationships resulting from warped self-image, the artist uses painting to construct worlds that describe the emotional shifts and waves that one goes through in recovery. Pettit’s compositions shift between confrontational and minimized figures, each representing the duality of the strength survivors of abuse are "supposed" to feel, and the fear and doubt they carry with them.

THE DOMESTIC BY ZOE CHARLTON

ON VIEW: THROUGH APRIL 28, 2018

Black domesticity takes on layered meanings in The Domestic, Zoë Charlton’s first solo exhibition in Baltimore. Charlton presents a series of works on paper inspired by reoccurring imagery in her drawings: suburban houses, African masks, and southern landscapes. Domesticity holds different social value depending on the body’s relationship with a place and how one belongs in it. From the privacy of a household to the publicness of national history, the domestic is interior, gendered, comforting, invisible, controlled, and integral to keeping the status quo.