Greetings from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Greetings from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts,

Our second week of Free Fall Baltimore starts today, bringing you virtual dance lessons, artist talks, outdoor pop-up exhibitions, puppet shows, a film screening and more. The cultural organizations participating in Free Fall Baltimore this year have put together creative, engaging and fun events for us to enjoy all month, both online and in person. BOPA has also planned events for this month, including a reimagined version of our annual Baltimore Open Studio Tour.

This year we’re taking you on virtual live tours and artist conversations all happening on our Facebook page during the weekend of October 24 and 25. Throughout the weekend, you’ll be able to visit the studios of a dozen artists across Baltimore City without leaving the comfort and safety of home. Our full schedule and list of participating artists have been announced, and this year’s tour will be one of the most artistically diverse we’ve ever had: artists will show their work in woodcraft, glass blowing, textiles, dance, graphic art and more. We’re also featuring panel discussions with Baltimore artists and creatives to talk about the realities of creating during a pandemic and what the future holds for arts programming. Throughout the weekend, you’ll also get to explore our virtual “B2020” exhibition, which we’ve extended until October 31. Although the tour goes virtual, you’ll still have the same opportunity as always to hear from the artists, learn about their craft and see their art and spaces up close. Mark your calendars and plan your visits by reviewing our schedule, now available at promotionandarts.org.

There are so many opportunities in which to engage with the arts this month. Whether you do so online, or safely in person, we hope that the programs you choose to attend during Free Fall Baltimore inspire you, entertain you and motivate you to continue seeking out Baltimore’s creativity all year long.

CEO, Donna Drew Sawyer