Join us for the FIRST First Friday Art Walk of 2019!

​FRI APRIL 5   ǀ   5-9 PM

Kick-off the 2019 Art Walk season with over a dozen venues featuring live music, art demos, drink specials, tasty eats and more! Explore our unique array of shops, galleries, landmarks and murals on a self-guided walking tour.

Each month will feature a different theme. The theme for April is “ORGANIC.”
Art Walk Map coming soon!


Y:ART Gallery & Fine Gifts
3402 Gough St
Best Gallery 2018 || Best East-Side Art Space 2017, Baltimore Magazine
In the Gallery: Joan Scheibel, Gina Falcone Skelton and Farida Hughes Exhibition
In the Extended Gallery: Mini-Opening of Zachary Thornton

Highlandtown Gallery
248 S. Conkling St, Gallery A
Featuring One Woman Show: Andrea Huppert “Instrisic Nature”
Live Music by Vivien Tong & Olivia Rainoff

Zwiebach Creations Gallery
248 S. Conkling St, Gallery B
Featuring the one of a kind work by artist Debbie Lynn Zwiebach.

Night Owl Gallery
248 S. Conkling St, Gallery C
Night Owl Gallery is pleased to welcome featured artist Rosa Leff for the month of April for a gallery take-over. The Philadelphia born, Baltimore based Leff is a master of the paper-cut whose works “push the boundaries of the two-dimensional world. …It’s upon close inspection that the separation of the cut image from it’s backing creates a landscape of shadows that makes the work reside in neither the two nor three-dimensional realm.” ( -Evan Paul Laudenslager,
Many of the pieces can take up to 80-100 hours to complete. These painstakingly detailed works draw from age-old traditions and are yet deeply personal as they are inspired by childhood memories and the daily life of the artist. Opening Reception Friday April 5,  5 – 9 pm  Refreshments served.

The Laughing Pint
3531 Gough St
Catch the last night of the show: Drawings and Prints by Carol Higgs.
$5 greyhound drink special & kitchen is open until 10:30pm.

Colby’s Clothesmobile Garage
3522-A Bank St (entrance on Conkling St)
Colby’s Clothesmobile has added a brick and mortar shop in Highlandtown with men and women’s vintage clothing and accessories.
A Time & a Place: Original photography by Highlandtown’s Lotta Olén!

The Pop-Up Studio @ 3522
3522 Bank Street  1st Floor (Bank & Conkling)
The Pop-Up Studio @ 3522 presents: “Dumpster Dive Designs”  
A static exhibition of iconic costumes from stage and screen made from found materials, and a preview of the first annual Garbage Bag Ball curated by House of Bankerd and Guerrilla Theatre Front.

RoofTop Hot
339 S. Conkling St
Featuring pottery and ceramics by local artists Monica Broere and Dennis Moore.

Rust-N-Shine [Special First Friday Opening]
410 S. Conkling St
Rust-N-Shine Presents An Evening of Vintage Smut
We’re baaack and SMUTTIER. THAN. EVER!
Join us Fri, Apr. 5, for the return of our 2019 porno season!
Reading at 7pm. Vintage, retro, and handmade treasures on sale from 5-9pm
(Only open from 5-9pm during Highlandtown’s First Friday Art Walks)

Filippo’s Restaurant & Lounge featuring *Live Street Art Demos in the adjacent alley
418 S. Conkling St (and through to 417 S. Highland Ave)
Live entertainment and art. Drink specials available inside Filippo’s Lounge.
Southeast Baltimore native Adam Stab assembles a rotating crew of street artists on Highlandtown’s Mural Alley Walkway. See new paintings created LIVE every First Friday!
*Weather permitting.

PEAK Performance Training
512 S. Conkling St
Retrospective print show with Mowgli.

Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave
Marquee Lounge: Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS)
Join us for Wine and the Science of Olive Oil! We’ll learn the art of how wine and olive oil are made, have a tasting for different types of olive oil, and test oils to see if they really are extra virgin (bring your own from home, and we’ll test it!)
Main Gallery: 
Jimmy Rouse: The Past Ten Years
Amalie Rothschild Gallery: Louie’s Bookstore and Café: Back on the Wall
Theater:8pm Black Root Album Release ($)

Roll Ice Cream & Coffee
3222 Eastern Ave
Come experience the culinary art of rolled ice cream. All our ice cream is made to order right in front of you. We take it from liquid to solid in less than 3 minutes.

Off the Rox
3232-A Eastern Ave
Featuring artful tasting on the First Friday Art Walk.

Snake Hill Tavern
418 S. Clinton St
Colors + Patterns by Nicole Johnson
Opening  Reception April 5 from 5pm – 9pm
Happy Hour until 7pm
Kitchen Open until 11pm

Ideals of Highlandtown
3319 Eastern Ave
Closed for the April Art Walk, be sure to catch them on the Art Walk starting in May.

Yellow Arrow Publishing Presents:
Highlandtown Art Walk Writer-in-Residence

The writer-in-residence for April, May and June 2019 will be Kerry Graham.
This January Kerry launched a weekly collaborative newsletter with the intention of creating a space where people of diverse backgrounds, with various worldviews, could acknowledge the number of experiences and reactions we have in common. She is also in the process of writing a book: a collection of vignettes (actual moments crafted into micro or flash narratives) about the students to whom she teaches high school English.

“Sometimes, I describe myself as being hopefully devoted to Baltimore. My entire professional career, I’ve served some of Baltimore’s most marginalized populations: the HIV+, homeless, and its youth. While I have the fortune of being able to enjoy much of Baltimore’s charm, I care about hundreds of people who have been traumatized by Baltimore. I recognize that to be in this position–someone who gets to experience some of the best of Baltimore, but also understands the depths of its worst–is relatively uncommon, which is why I am committed to writing, and story sharing, and using language as a way to unite those who might otherwise never have found one another. I believe I would have been a writer regardless of where I live, but Baltimore has made my writing meaningful.” –Kerry Graham


Presented by Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District with support from Highlandtown Main Street

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.