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 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.

Projects

Click here to view recently finished projects

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

Mural Program Contact

Maggie Villegas, Public Art Project Specialist

Love Letter to Baltimore

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the City of Baltimore, Baltimore Housing and Baltimore Development Corporation is excited to announce “Love Letter to Baltimore,” a series of large-scale murals from nationally-renowned artist Stephen Powers.  Throughout September, Powers installs several projects, both permanent and temporary, in the city’s Southwest and East Baltimore communities.  Each of the “Love Letter” sites is concentrated around high-traffic transportation corridors, visible to people on the street as well as travelers and commuters passing through Baltimore by car or train.  The first project location is the Fitch Company (Fitch Co.) Building at 2201 Russell Street.  Additional sites will be announced.

In addition to the “Love Letter” project, Powers opens a temporary storefront, ICY Signs, at 224 N. Paca Street, located in the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.  ICY Signs will produce free, hand painted signs for local businesses and will also offer a limited number of workshops to community members.  The Area business owners in need of a sign should send contact information to icybaltimore@gmail.com.

Powers returns to Baltimore having already completed the “Forever Together” mural earlier in the summer.  The temporary project is located at Eager Street & Milton Avenue.

Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Powers is a painter and language artist who has been making public art since 2003.  In collaboration with the public art organization Creative Time, Powers brought more than 40 artists to Coney Island to revitalize fading and dilapidated signage in 2004.  In 2009, he returned to his hometown, where he painted a series of 50 murals along the Market Street SEPTA line.  Recently, Powers wrote a love letter to Downtown Brooklyn and ran a storefront producing free signage for that neighborhood.  In his public work, Powers aims to develop relationships with members of the community that feed directly into the words and images that end up on the walls.  These relationships range from the formal to the casual, but always result in genuine contributions (if not consensus) from community members.

Visit the Baltimore Arts Blog for updates.