CALL FOR ARTISTS! Perspectives: Highlandtown’s Annual Arts District Exhibition and Competition

​Exhibition: Oct 19 – Nov 12
Amalie Rothschild Gallery at Creative Alliance
Opening Reception: Oct 19, 6 – 8 PM

Highlandtown is home to many different artists, each with a unique take on Baltimore and the world as we know it. Perspectives gives our artist community a voice and will showcase their wide array of talents.

Artists are being asked to submit work that displays their perspective of the world around us. All media accepted.

Competition: A guest judge will decide the following awards:

1 st Place: Solo exhibition in Amalie Rothschild Gallery in 2020
2 nd & 3 rd Place: Reduced membership to Creative Alliance for 2020

Important Dates

  • Oct 10: Entry deadline (Please send artwork information to [email protected])
  • Oct 14 - 16: Artwork delivery between 12 – 4 pm all 3 days
  • Oct 19: Reception, 6 - 8 PM
  • Nov 12 – 13: Artwork retrieval, 11am – 7pm (both days)

Download the submission form.

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Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk: October 5

On First Fridays from 5–9pm, art-centric businesses and arts venues in the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District stay open a little later than usual to play host to a self-guided walking tour of our neighborhood shops, galleries, landmarks and murals. Neighbors and visitors are encouraged to visit multiple sites and venues, many of which will feature light refreshments, special discounts, demonstrations and events.

JOIN US OCTOBER 5   ǀ   5-9 PM

Click here to view more details and the list of venues!

What is the Arts & Entertainment District

map of arts district

Highlandtown's Arts & Entertainment District (a.k.a. ha!) is the largest such designated area in the state; encompassing Highlandtown, Patterson Park and portions of Canton and Greektown.  ha! offers artists the opportunity to live and work in one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the city. ha! boasts southeast's largest collection of retail and industrial spaces, along with affordable housing and a convenient location, easily accessible from I-95, I-895, Fells Point and Downtown.

Ha! is home of a Creative Alliance at The Patterson, galleries, artist studios, and retail shops with a variety of activities happening year around including the Salsapolkalooza, the Great Halloween Lantern Parade, the Highlandtown Farmer's Market and Artket, Annual Studio Tours, Sculpture in the Park, the Highlandtown Wine Festival, and the Highlandtown Basement Bar Tour.

The Best of Baltimore Magazine's results are in and the Highlandtown Arts District shines! 

Best Mural: Alfie la Quinta Estrella ​
Pablo Machioli's mural at the corner of Baltimore St and Highland Ave is impressive and captivating - certainly deserving of this award! (Photo from Pablo Machioli)

Mural on Baltimore and Highland by Pablo Machioli: Intense orange, yellow and reds create a woman's face on the 3 story corner building.