Baltimore Mural Program

  • 3900 Belair Road

  • Harford Road at North Avenue

  • Penn Avenue

  • Warner Street

  • 2201 Russell Street

    Photo credit: Matthew Kuborn

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.

 

Baltimore Mural Program Map

For an up to date interactive map of murals created through the Baltimore Mural Program since 1987, click here.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts accepts applications from individuals and community groups interested in volunteering for the Baltimore Mural Program an rolling basis. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with the Mural Program in various ways, including but not limited to working with selected artists on painting upcoming mural projects, documenting existing and new murals, and helping capture and promote the history of the program.

Volunteers are needed on a project-by-project basis, and must be 18 years old to apply. Click here to apply online today.

 

Mural Program Contact

Maggie Villegas, Public Art Project Specialist

Call for Artists: Baltimore Mural Artist Registry

The Baltimore Mural Program maintains a mural artist registry for organizations, business owners, and city residents interested in hiring a mural artist for private commissions. To access the artist registry, contact mvillegas@promotionandarts.org.

The mural program is not currently accepting new artist applications for the registry, but we anticipate reopening the applications in Spring 2017.

Artists interested in applying for upcoming public art, mural art, and teaching artist opportunities through our office can find our calls for artists here.