Maryland Art Place


Programs Overview

Maryland Art Place (MAP) has been an anchor for contemporary arts in Maryland since 1981. Since its inception, MAP has effectively inspired, supported and encouraged artists in this region by offering exhibition opportunities, workshop and mentorship programs.

MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists to engage with the public, and each other, by nurturing and promoting new talents.

MAP offers a challenging schedule of innovative and diverse contemporary art experiences throughout the year. This includes the presentation of 6-8 annual exhibitions with complimentary programming including: gallery talks, performances and professional development workshops.

Annual Programs

Young Blood 2018
Maryland Art Place presents its 11th annual Young Blood exhibition, showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates.

IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed in 2012 to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site. Current and previous partners include: Sunnyfields, ARTblocks, Neighborhood Design Center, Towson Town Center, Hotel Indigo Baltimore, Harbor Court Condominiums and Green Spring Station.

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Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place


Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit

General Guidelines & Information

  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60
  • MAP only accepts 2-d works - photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

Benefits to the artist: The selected artist(s) will benefit in the following ways:

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP’s website and social media platforms
  • Exhibition postcards

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here. Questions? Email


MAP's 40th Anniversary & Giving Campaign

Maryland Art Place (MAP)  is pleased to launch our 40th Giving Campaign in celebration of our 40th Anniversary. MAP incorporated on January 30th, 1981 to “educate the general public in the area of contemporary visual art being produced by Maryland artists through exhibitions and performances, public relations and advertising, serving as an information center for Maryland artists and coordinating activities of other art-oriented institutions and organizations in Maryland.” As MAP continues this work, we can say without a doubt that as our cultural ecosystem has expanded in the Baltimore region to national and international heights, we remain a relevant and important contributor to the success of Maryland artists.

To celebrate this momentous anniversary, MAP has launched a 40th giving campaign: Donations come with fun perks à la 1981!   

  • $30 donations and over get you a free Out of Order preview ticket, and a unique 40th Anniversary risograph print + a MAP membership
  • $100 donations and over get you all of the above + our 40th Anniversary Tee (in chocolate and yellow)

Despite - or perhaps because of - the current climate, we continue to believe that the arts are essential to our health and well-being, and are dedicated to finding new ways to bring our services to the public that are representative of the artistic community as a whole. Please consider donating today. No amount is too small!

As a donor, your support helps us to:

  • Waive submissions fees to participate in MAP events such as Out of Order and UNDER $500
  •  Present thoughtful contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year made free to the public
  • Incubate and provide fiscal agency to mission compatible businesses    
  • Offer affordable rent to creative businesses and artists
  • Maintain our building and gallery located in downtown Baltimore City
  • Continue to stimulate the economic vibrancy of our community and neighborhood

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, email click HERE

Our Mission

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

Contact Us

Phone: 410.962.8565