What a weekend! With festivals such as the Baltimore Book Festival, Betascape, and High Zero, not to mention the host of other events and offerings this weekend, the eclectic and vibrant cultural community was on display in fine form last weekend. It’s a great lead off into October, which is National Arts and Humanities Month, and Free Fall Baltimore.
Today GBCA kicked off it’s quarterly round tables with a PR/Marketing group, and we had a great discussion. I’ll be contacting PR/Marketing staff at our member organizations with more details on today’s conversation. Tomorrow we host a Development round table at GBCA at 10am, and on Thursday we’re bringing together Directors at 10am at GBCA. If you’d like to attend those conversations, please RSVP. These roundtable discussions are a member benefit, and only GBCA members may attend.
Next Monday we’re having our monthly Happy Hour for Arts & Culture at Joe Squared in Station North. See our Facebook event here. We’ll be at Joe Squared from 5:30-7:30pm. This event is open to the entire public, and please bring a friend.
Saturday kicks off the 2012 Baker Artist Awards, which is a major program of the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, and administered by GBCA. Saturday will also be the free Baltimore Museum of Art “Late Night” event, where the winners of the 2011 Baker Artist Awards will be celebrated. The evening will feature performances from 2011 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winners Audrey Chen and Shodekeh, and many more. The event begins at 7pm, and is free and open to the public. Saturday October 1 also marks the launch of the website for the Baker Artist Awards. Starting that day, artists in the Greater Baltimore region will be eligible to nominate themselves for one of three $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prizes, and one of nine $1,000 b-grant prizes.
Until next week–