SPECIAL EVENTS/JUST STEPS AWAY

The Walters Art Museum

Stop by the Walters during Light City Baltimore 2017 to see the Centre Street Building Atrium transformed for Brilliant Baltimore. The special installation will feature 20,000 purple, blue, and white lights illuminating the museum’s four-storey atrium. The Walters is open late on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Take a free light-themed tour of the Walters Art Museum and learn how painters use their technical skills to create dazzling and contrasting lighting effects in landscape, genre and still life paintings.

 

About the Walters Art Museum
The Walters Art Museum is free and located in downtown Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles and Centre Streets. At the time of his death in 1931, museum founder Henry Walters left his entire collection of art to the city of Baltimore. Its collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th-century paintings.

#LightItUp at Harbor East’s Glow Party!

#LightItUp in Harbor East for a Light City Glow Party the evenings of March 31st and April 8th to kick off the festivities and go out with a bang! Enjoy live entertainment from funktronic band Fake Flowers Real Dirt and DJ Agent Max, Glow Giveaways and On-Street Bars from local restaurants. Parking in Harbor East is a $9 flat rate after 5PM all festival long – just in time to grab a bite, get a drink and set out on the Light Art Walk Tour!

bMore Drone Prix Amateur And Professional Race

Date: Saturday, April 1
Times: 12pm-4pm & 8pm-10pm
Locations: Open Works
1400 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218

 

Du Burns Arena
3100 Boston St
Baltimore, MD 21224

 

bMore Drone, an innovation education enterprise is proud to announce its inaugural two-part race bMORE Drone Prix. The first part will be an amateur race at Open Works’ brand new facility. A small group of selected drone pilots will take center stage alongside the newest drone racing technology in a full-scale drone race.

 

The second race will be a professional drone race on the Bonvegna Turf field at the Du Burns Arena. This race will feature some of the fastest drone racing pilots in the area competing against each other on a completely level playing field. This will be a true Spec Class event; these pilots will be flying alongside the exhilarated spectators in a unique fully enclosed racing course.

 

bMore Drone is also offering its’ Fly Drone Workshop by advance registration each Sunday beginning April 2nd through May 14 from 7:00 am to 9:00am, inside the DuBurns Arena.

 

For more information on bMORE Drone, please click here.

Fools for Fitness at Druid Hill Park

Date: Saturday, April 1
Time: 8am-1pm
Location: Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217

 

Baltimore City Recreation & Parks is proud to announce the 2017 $5 5k Series! The first run will be held on April Fool’s Day. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. All proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming. Groups and teams are encouraged to sign up. The $5 5K series is pleased to partner with Emporiyum for its first 5k of the year, Fools for Fitness. Co-founder Sue-Jean Chun is offering discounted tickets for participants of the race as well as Recreation and Parks staff. Emporiyum is an annual food and marketplace festival and is returning to Baltimore, April 1-2 to coincide with Light City.

 

Click here to register.

 

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) is Baltimore’s leading provider of affordable, year-round leisure and recreational activities for citizens of all ages and abilities. Their vision is to build a stronger Baltimore one community at a time through focus on conservation, health and wellness, and social equity. BCRP manages and maintains Baltimore’s 263 parks, 41 recreation centers, 25 miles of biking and hiking trails and more than 5,000 acres of parkland. For more information about Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, visit http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/.

WAVE AND PARTICLE at School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street in Federal Hill
On view from February 3 – April 15, 2017
Gallery Hours- 11am – 4pm Wednesday – Saturday

 

Main Gallery – WAVE and PARTICLE Engaging in a multitude of experiments utilizing such characteristics, the artists of WAVE AND PARTICLE harness light’s properties and behaviors through the use of LED screens and projection, materials such as glass, plexiglass, vinyl, and steel, as well as programmed motion, and human interaction. Featuring artists Tommy Bobo, Katie Duffy, Jenn Figg & Matthew McCormack, Karen Lemmert, Scott Pennington, and Rachel Schmidt. Curated by Melissa Webb.

 

Members Gallery:
Low Noise: A Solo Exhibition by Terrence Hannum
Project Space – or if there be flooding: An installation by Bonnie Crawford Kotula

Photo: Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack- Seed Shaker (Detail) 2016

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower

21 S. Eutaw Street
On view Saturdays through July 1, 2017

 

Out Of This World: A Pop Culture and Natural History Print Remix A Solo Exhibition of Works by Chris Mona

 

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower presents two new exhibits: Out Of This World in the First Floor and Mezzanine Galleries, on view Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. Each lithograph, screen print, or intaglio print in Out Of This World depicts a powerful woman — often a comedienne or an actress — moving amongst an inhospitable landscape.

Photo: Chris Mona – Lily Tomlin on Mars, color lithograph on paper, 2012

Top of the World – Observation Level

Friday, March 31, Saturday April, 8 – Open 10 am – 11pm (last admission at 10:30pm)

 

*Closed on the evenings of March 31st and Thursday April 6th for private events*

 

On view through September 2017

 

Portrait Garden is a literal and metaphorical garden of ‘portraits’ of eleven women incarcerated at Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, MD. These portraits consist of photographic images of plants, selected to represent each woman, along with audio interviews in which the women discuss their plant choices and their experiences with gardening past and present.

Fell’s Point

Baltimore’s vibrant history and bright future come together to celebrate Light City! Starting at Dock Street, follow the waterfront promenade through Harbor Point into historic Fell’s Point along Thames Street. Enjoy lights, games and interactive exhibits as we “connect the Points” between and throughout the two neighborhoods! Also, check out the 13th Annual Privateer Festival on Saturday, April 8th! Fell’s Point Main Street will host a full-scale land invasion of living history, music, dance, kid’s activities, arts, crafts, food and libations.

Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

UMBC SPARK Gallery Featuring Projection-based Artworks, Performances and Interactive Exhibits

UMBC SPARK, a pop-up gallery of engaging, projection-based artworks, will be open at Calvert and Water streets from 5 – 10 p.m. during Baltimore’s Light City Festival. Made possible through the vision and generosity of PNC, the gallery is produced by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and features the work of UMBC faculty and graduate students.

 

UMBC SPARK also features a schedule of performances, events, and interactive activities. The gallery is curated by Joe Reinsel, a Baltimore-based artist who uses new media, video, and sound to explore ideas about architectural space, time, and touch. In keeping with the city-wide spirit of Light City, UMBC SPARK is planned as part of a larger initiative by Downtown Partnership and PNC Bank to expand activity during Light City into additional areas of Baltimore, bringing pedestrian and economic attention to businesses outside the Festival’s footprint, including cafes, hotels, the QG Department Store, Hotel RL, and Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

For more information, visit lightcity.umbc.edu/umbc-spark.

 

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PORTALS, A GLOBAL ART INITIATIVE #BaltimorePortal

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is excited to announce the arrival of Portals, an interactive, international collaboration created by Shared Studios.

 

Portals are gold shipping containers equipped with immersive audio-visual technology. When a person enters one, he/she comes face-to-face, with someone in an identical gold shipping container somewhere else on Earth. Participants at the Baltimore Portal are invited to enter the Portal for up to 20 minutes to converse live with a stranger abroad as if in the same room, with live interpretation available.

 

The #BaltimorePortal will be open during Light City at 20 South Calvert Street (at Water Street, just above Lombard Street) where it will host concerts, performances, presentations, conversations, language immersion experiences, and much more during Baltimore’s Light City Festival. For these engagements, Baltimore will connect to the broader Portals network that spans 25 different locations, including sites in Afghanistan, Honduras, Iraq, Iran, Rwanda and Mexico. This programming is made possible by the PNC Foundation.

 

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Photo: PORTALS, Meredith Herzing of Baltimore Magazine

The Emporiyum

Dates: April 1-2
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Former Best Buy Space in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Location
600 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202

 

The Emporiyum returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor during Light City from April 1-2, 2017.

 

Grab all your savvy foodie friends for this one-of-a-kind hybrid food marketplace and festival featuring the tastiest treats from the local Mid-Atlantic and around the country.

 

Discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else. There’ll be tunes from a DJ, plus sips and samples.

 

VIP Ticket 10AM Entrance – $40

 

Early General Admission 11AM Entrance – $20

 

General Admission 1PM Entrance – $15

 

To purchase tickets, visit The Emporiyum website here. Follow The Emporiyum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

LIT CITY Dance Party presented by Dine Downtown Baltimore

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 8-11pm
Location: Light Tunnel on St. Paul Street
400 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21201 (in front of Mercy Hospital)

 

Dine Downtown will host the LIT CITY Dance Party on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 8-11pm. Join us as we celebrate, light, music, and food under the Light Tunnel on St. Paul Street. Each ticket includes a three-hour open bar and food from five of Baltimore’s top restaurants. Bring your dancing shoes- DJ Cory T will spin live under the neon lights.

 

Tickets at DineDowntownBaltimore.com. Ages 21 and over, IDs checked at the entrance. #DineBaltimore

 

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Charles Street

From restaurants and bars to shops and cultural attractions, Charles Street has much to offer. This year, Charles Street is lighting up for Light City and we want you to come visit!

 

Just steps away from the Inner Harbor, Charles Street is home to many Baltimore attractions, like the Washington Monument, renowned music school The Peabody Institute, and world-class art museum The Walters, all of which will have special programming and events throughout Light City. So take a walk up Charles, and along the way, grab a bite or do a little shopping at some of Baltimore’s best restaurants and shops. Visit historiccharlesstreet.com for a full list of Charles Street events, specials, and more!

BEACON ON THE HILL at the Washington Monument

Mount Vernon Place Conservancy
699 North Charles
Every Evening during Light City

Special light installation sponsored by Lewis Contractors.

 

For nearly two centuries the Washington Monument has been a beacon on its hilltop in Mount Vernon Place. In honor of Light City, the Monument will be a modern beacon with the installation of four high-power sky beams which will frame it from all directions. During Light City, the Monument will be open to visitors Fri. 11am-9pm, Sat. 10am-9pm, Sun. 10am-5pm, and Wed. & Thurs. 11am-3pm. Come during our open hours to see our free gallery with interactive exhibits, or climb to the lookout ($6 adults, $4 children) to see the city. Or–just stop by in the evenings to take in the Monument lit up at night!

www.mvpconservancy.org