Baltimore Mural Program

The Baltimore Mural Program was created in 1975 to make Baltimore neighborhoods more attractive, instill a sense of pride, provide employment for local artists in their own field, combat graffiti in neighborhoods, and engage young people in the beautification of their own communities. Working with the artists, neighborhood groups/associations and funding sources, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) coordinates and directs this ongoing program.

The Baltimore Mural Program has produced more than 250 murals across the city, creating an outdoor public museum for the enjoyment of the people of Baltimore. We work with local mural artists who have experience working with communities.

  • Costs for each mural are based on the size of the wall, the cost of scaffolding, if necessary, paint and paint supplies, and the artist’s fee.  ($6,000 – $20,000)
  • All of our new murals are treated with an anti-graffitti coating that makes the removal of graffiti simple.


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts have announced CityPaint.  This initiative will decorate Baltimore City with numerous murals. As part of the Cleaner, Greener Baltimore program, the city is partnering with neighborhood groups, community organizations, artists and corporations for CityPaint.

Baltimore Mural Program Map

For a complete map of murals, click here.  

For a listing of murals created since 1987, click here.



Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you have experience with painting or not- volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to work with community and mural artists.

Please include availabilities with application, actual hours are set up between artist and volunteer.

Volunteers are always needed. Fill out an application.


Click here to view recently finished projects

For additional or larger images, contact our office at 410-752-8632.

Mural Program Contacts

Maggie Villegas, Public Art Project Specialist