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

IMPRINT is an annual program that was initiated by the MAP staff in 2012 as way to highlight one singular, specific contemporary artist each year that is excelling in their selected media.

Young Blood 2016
Every year MAP's Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by 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 throughout Maryland. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.

14k Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

35k for THIRTY FIVE!

Donate to Maryland Art Place: $35K for THIRTY FIVE!

Help us raise $1,000 a year for every year we have been in operation!

The Board of Trustees of Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 35th Birthday and we need your support to ensure the next 35! With excitement we are launching our “35K for Thirty Five” campaign. By donating, you are aiding the continued service of an important Maryland State cultural asset, and a beloved Baltimore-based contemporary art organization.

To stay the course, refine our administrative infrastructure, and improve our building, we need your support. Help us raise $35,000, $1,000 for every year we have been in operation!

For MAP's 35th, we are celebrating our building and the many, many creative individuals that work here. MAP aims to keep its home at 218 West Saratoga Street 100% mission driven – a place for the cultural community, a place for local residents to frequent free of charge, a place that will inject life into a gateway corridor within the Bromo Arts District.

As a donor, you will support our mission and receive many rewards including tickets to MAP’s art sales, membership, and invitations to exhibitions, happenings and events throughout the year!

  • Your sponsorship will make it possible for MAP to:
  • Present thought-provoking, contemporary art experiences
  • Create programming that is affordable for artists and accessible to the public
  • Offer working artists income & exposure
  • Maintain rental subsidies for creative enterprises and individual artists
  • Make needed upgrades and repairs to our building
  • Aid in the overall health and vibrancy of our Baltimore community
  • Provide artists access to a safe space that fosters and supports freedom of expression!!

UNABLE TO GIVE ONLINE? The 35K for THIRTY FIVE Campaign is a combined giving initiative. If you are unable to give through this online platform and prefer to write a check, please mail your donation or sponsorship to: Maryland Art Place c/o 35@35 | 218 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

MAP will be celebrating this pinnacle year by inviting the artists we have worked with throughout our history to exhibit in our gallery this Fall as part of a birthday celebration that will include an Open House on October 16, from 3-5pm, followed by a reception for donors to our campaign at 5pm in the gallery.

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