Experience the Bromo Arts District during a night of artistic performances, exhibits, and open studios on Thursday, May 18, from 5-9pm. View information below for the participating creative groups to help plan your evening. Event maps will be available at all participating locations during the event. Stay tuned for the event map!
This event is free, but please register in order to get event updates and access to special discounts.
Support our local artists! Artwork will be available for purchase throughout the event at galleries, artist studios, and pop-up markets.
While you are welcome to stay for full performance times at participating locations, please feel comfortable quietly leaving during performances in order to make it to your next location.
Our friends at Topo Chico will be on hand to provide refreshing sparkling mineral water to accompany your walk. Stay tuned on where to pick up a complimentary drink during the event!
PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITS:
BALTIMORE JAZZ ALLIANCE: 319 N. Paca St. /// 6-9pm
Enjoy live jazz from The Delandria Mills Quintet while enjoying food and drinks at Maienfels Biergarten.
BLACK ARTIST RESEARCH SPACE & MUSE 360: 426 W. Franklin St. /// 5-9pm
Watch special performances by Baltimore based artists in music, dance, and spoken word. Muse 360 presents Take + Maintain, an intergenerational multimedia exhibition by New Generation Scholars that explores stories of migration, identity and what self-emancipation looks like in the black diaspora.
THE BLACK GENIUS ART SHOW: 106 N. Eutaw St. /// 5-9pm
The Black Genius Art Show presents Artmageddon V. The Battle of the Champs! A battle of artists. Come witness live art, as the audience picks a random topic and creatives battle the clock to win the prize. With host Blackroot and music by Von Vargas.
BLAKWATER HOUSE: 218 W. Saratoga St., 5th Floor /// 6-9pm
Discover multiple creative experiences. Enjoy the experimental house jazz band, stop by the photobooth, listen in on a recording session, and partake in a youth music production workshop. At 8pm, stick around to witness the city’s hottest producers showcase their original composed instrumentals.
BMA LEXINGTON MARKET: 112 N. Eutaw St. /// 5-8pm
Visit the BMA Lexington Market, a branch of the Baltimore Museum of Art, where visitors come to create, share their stories, and participate in public programming. Learn more about the branch location, upcoming programming, and how to get involved.
BROMO SELTZER ARTS TOWER : 21 S. Eutaw St. /// 5-9pm
Come explore all 15 floors of the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower! Tour working artist studios, view the Emerge Baltimore galleries, and tour the famous clock room and museum, featuring a collection of artifacts related to Bromo’s fascinating history — plus, incredible views of Baltimore.
COTYLEDON ARTS / DEAR GLOBE: 422 W. Mulberry St. /// 5-9pm
View Julie Buisson’s Plontology exhibit and puppet show and enjoy alla prima works from plein air artists.
CURRENT SPACE: 421 N. Howard St. /// 5-9pm
Enjoy performances and drinks in the outdoor courtyard and view “Crip Algebra” in the gallery.
EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER: 847 N. Howard St. /// 5-9pm, Music: 6-6:45 & 8:15-9pm
View the solo exhibition featuring the works of Baltimore artist and muralist Pontella Mason in the galleries. Enjoy vivacious improvisational music by trumpeter Brandon Woody and his band UPENDO in the Billie Holiday Outdoor Garden.
EVERYMAN THEATRE: 315 W. Fayette St. /// 5-7:30pm
Broadway at Bromo: Enjoy Broadway themed drinks, tours of the theatre (5-5:45pm), and music from B’more Broadway Live with CJay Philip and Friends (6-7:15pm).
FLUID MOVEMENT: 303 W. Monument St. /// 5-9pm
Splash into the summer with Fluid Movement at their World Headquarters! Have a blast tie-dying and learning about upcoming programming, including the 2023 synchronized swimming show, “Sinkholes, Sewers & Streams: A Water Infrastructure Ballet” and how you can join in the magic yourself!
FOUR TEN LOFTS / GALLERY 410: 410 N. Eutaw St. /// 5-9pm
Experience an immersive installation by Deja Richardson and DJ Naomi at Gallery 410 and check out 410 Resident Showcase live in the courtyard featuring Watavibe, Marce, Tokiyo Rogers, Nick Sams, and friends at 6pm.
THE HIPPODROME THEATRE: 12 N. Eutaw St. /// 6-9pm
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Hippodrome Theatre. Tours will start every 15 minutes and run approximately 30 minutes. Listen to live jazz music by the Hannah Mayer Quintet in the South 2 Bar & Lobby at the end of each tour.
KELLY WALKER FINE ART: 321 W. Madison St. /// 5-9pm
View new works in the open gallery and take a studio tour of the unique workspace. Enjoy light refreshments, enter the raffle giveaway, take photos of the shop cat, and chat with the owner, Kelly Walker, and her studio team.
KEUR KHALEYI AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY: 847 N. Howard St., 2nd Floor /// Performances from 5:30-6 and 6:45-7:15pm
The multi-generational dance and drum company will showcase the rich dance traditions of Guinea, Senegal, and Mali in West Africa in two 30-minute-long interactive performances.
LE MONDO: 406 N. Howard St. /// 5-9pm
Drop in and grab a drink at the artist-run performance venue! All evening, you can listen to the sounds of Jamal Moore, check out studios, and learn about programming. At 7PM, the Venue Manager will moderate a talk featuring two of the resident artists!
LEXINGTON MARKET: 112 N. Eutaw St. /// Market: 5-8pm, Music: 6-7:30pm
Grab a bite to eat from one of the diverse merchants and enjoy live music by Marc Evans on the plaza. Explore the grounds to view four major new public artworks created by talented, local artists.
LINEUP ROOM RECORDING & EDUCATION STUDIOS: 218 W. Saratoga St., 2nd Floor /// 5-9pm
Open Recording Session! Pick out a beat and hop on the mic to experience Baltimore’s Hip Hop recording process!
M.A.P. TECHNOLOGIES: 322 W. Baltimore St. /// 5-9pm
Visit the game lounge for a lofi night filled with art, Mario Kart, and Smash Brothers. View works and connect with local artists and writers between playing arcade classics, retro games, and the newest titles – all while listening or participating in a lofi music night.
MARK NADIR WORX STUDIO: 218 W. Saratoga St., 2nd Floor /// 5-9pm
Visit the photography studio and have your portrait taken on set. Stick around for a collaboration of performances by local MCs, DJs, and producers, starting at 7:30pm. DJ Excel and DJ Stretch will play throughout the event.
MARYLAND ART PLACE: 218 W. Saratoga St. /// 5-9pm
View the 3rd Maryland State Arts Council Arts Directory Triennial exhibition (2023), which celebrates the talented and diverse array of artists across the state. Watch tintype demonstrations by local photographer, Elena Volkova. Each metal plate is hand-coated, exposed in camera, and developed instantly.
MARYLAND CENTER FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE: 601 N. Howard St. /// 5-8pm
Learn more about the Centre Street murals from the artist herself, Bridget Cimino, and try your hand at your own chalk design!
MEDIA RHYTHM INSTITUTE: 20 N. Howard St. /// 5-8:30pm
Youth Arts Explosion: Hip Hop, Baltimore Club, and interactive art stations led by youth artists and performers.
MURAL ART TOURS BALTIMORE: 12 N. Eutaw St. (front entrance of the Hippodrome Theatre) /// 6-8pm
Take a fascinating, guided tour of art locations and murals in the Bromo Arts District. Tours are 30-minutes long and will depart on the hour and half hour. The final tour leaves at 8pm.
NARRATIVE INVESTIGATIONS: 218 W. Saratoga St., 3rd Floor /// 5-9pm
Narrative Investigations’ inaugural event will show and discuss investigative work in narrative forms of film, zine, book, and display by Baynard Woods and Nicole King.
THE NEST RECORDING STUDIO: 218 W. Saratoga St., 3rd Floor /// 7-9pm
Join the open jam session, recorded live for posterity. A range of instruments including guitars, bass, drums, a vocal mic, electric kazoo and mbira, keyboards, and percussion will be set up for a live, completely improvised, recording session that anyone (even non-musicians) can participate in.
NOMUNOMU: 709 N. Howard St. /// 5-9pm
Join for the season opening of the newly redesigned community space featuring a partnership with the Menial Collection, a non-circulating library. Participate in live screen printing, book making, and other creative workshops, all while enjoying music from a DJ.
SENSE OF PRESS: 218 W. Saratoga St., 3rd Floor /// 5-8pm
Stop by the studio for live print demonstrations, free giveaways, and an affordable print sale.
STUDIO Q: 607 N. Eutaw St. /// 5-9pm
Witness the creation of a stunning masterpiece by the talented, local artist, Qrcky. View new works, savor delicious hors d’oeuvres, and groove to music that sets the mood for the perfect art experience.
TIGERLILLYSHOP JEWELRY: 520 Park Ave. (inside of the Mount Vernon Marketplace) /// 5-8pm
Visit the jewelry showroom to see the Fern Impression Collection and demonstrations of the metal finishing process. Meet the artist, Allison Fomich, and learn about her mixed metal jewelry line that’s inspired by natural areas in Baltimore City.
ZORA’S DEN: 847 N. Howard St. /// Readings from 7:15-8:15pm