Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower

11:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every Saturday 11am-4pm

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower houses 15 floors of artist studios, showcases exhibitions, and offers clock tours and free events.

7 days until the event

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower has been transformed into studio spaces for visual and literary artists. 

Located at 21 S. Eutaw Street in the cornerstone of Baltimore's Bromo Arts District on the West Side near the Hippodrome Theater, Baltimore Convention Center and the University of Maryland of Baltimore, the 15 story city landmark is the perfect location for artists. Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is a project of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Capital funding for the project is made possible by the City of Baltimore, Baltimore Development Corporation, Eddie & Sylvia Brown, Maryland Historic Trust, Laverne Hahn Charitable Trust and Baltimore City Heritage Area.

For more information, visit www.bromoseltzerartstower.com

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Open House & Special Events

Every Saturday, our artists open their studios to visitors. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower features impressive artwork from professional visual artists and theatrical performers. Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibitions. Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($8).

For Open House information and special events, visit our Open House page

Artist Studios

Contact & Rental Information

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
21 S. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Contacts:
Betsy Stone
Bromo Exhibits and Studio Rental Coordinator
443-874-3596
bstone@promotionandarts.org 

Annie Noel Applegarth 
Director of Facility Operations 
410-821-7448
aapplegarth@promotionandarts.org
Property Managed by/Mailing Address:
 

Artists interested in renting a studio in the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower must submit an application for review. 

Click here for the application or call 410-752-8632
  

History

The Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower has been a Baltimore landmark since its construction in 1911 and was the tallest building in Baltimore at the time.  This historic structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was modeled after the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.  The tower was designed by Joseph Evans Sperry and built by Captain Isaac Emerson.

Captain Isaac Emerson, the inventor of the headache remedy Bromo Seltzer and builder of the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, had a genuine interest in the City of Baltimore as one of his contemporaries noted, "...he interests himself thoroughly in everything tending to advance our city, and is a patron of all worthy enterprises seeking to push Baltimore to the front."  The Baltimore Office of Promotions & The Arts is continuing his legacy in advancing the city of Baltimore by transforming the Bromo Seltzer Tower into, state of the art studio space for visual and literary artists.

The most interesting feature is the tower clock, the face of which displays the word BROMO-SELTZER instead of numbers. Modeled on the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the tower was topped by a 51-foot revolving replica of the blue Bromo-Seltzer bottle. The bottle was illuminated with 596 lights and could be seen 20 miles away. Unfortunately, the bottle was removed in 1936 due to structural concerns. To the chagrin of many locals (including several Baltimore Sun editorial writers), it has not yet been replaced.

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street at Lombard Street on the Westside of downtown Baltimore. 

Hours of Operation

Hours:

Saturdays: 11am to 4pm (Artists open their studios at noon)
Clock room tours: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm ($8)

Clock Room History Tour gift certificates are available.
**Not handicapped accessible. 

Exhibitions

For all current and upcoming exhibitions, click here.