Congrats To Our Many BESTs!

Congrats To Our Many BESTs!

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.

Best Concert Series: The Songster Series
Stop by the Creative Alliance Marquee Lounge for the next in the series this Tuesday (August 7) at 7 pm! Brooks Long will host a look into the music of Scott Paynter. You may recognize him from local reggae band, Jah Works. (Did we mention it's FREE?) 

Best Artist, Reader's Poll: Beth-Ann Wilson 
Long-time arts district resident, Beth-Ann Wilson's painting has been strong since her MICA days, but over the last couple of years, she has been finding some interesting grooves. From neighborhood oil paintings (like the one below) to her travel paintings - we look forward to what comes next!

Beth-Ann Wilson's oil painting - lanterns hanging across Eastern Ave 

Best Exhibit, Reader's Poll: The Bra Show at Y:Art 
Featuring 40 artists and their take on the bra - gallery owner, Julia Yensho pulled together a fun show exploring all sorts of perspectives on 2nd base. The opening reception included live performances, including Nicoletta de la Brown (shown above). 

Best Gallery, Reader's Poll: Y:Art
Runner-Up, Reader's Poll: Beth-Ann's Night Owl Gallery
Both are fabulous spots on the Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk on Gough Street!


Best Instagram Reader's Poll Runner Up: @yartgallery_bmore

Don't just follow Y:ART though! Follow the Htown Arts District on Instagram - that's where we focus just on art being made (or played or performed) in the district. For more info on events, try our Facebook page or Twitter