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 2015
An annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore area Masters of Fine Art graduates.

The 14 Karat Cabaret
A beloved Baltimore institution that features experimental music, dance, video, and art.

Young Blood
An annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore area Masters of Fine Art graduates.

14k Programs

Annual and Special Programs featured at Maryland Art Place

Where Fine Art and Fashion Meet

Where Fine Art and Fashion Meet | Saturday, October 24, 2015

This Fall Maryland Art Place (MAP) is proud to present the fashion designs of Bishme Cromartie. On October 24th, 2015, MAP will hold its annual fall benefit, ‘Where Fine Art and Fashion Meet’. Cromartie will present upwards of 20 new looks from his 2016 fall line, all of which will premiere at MAP alongside the work of local jewelry and accessory designers. Cromartie is an up-and-coming star in the fashion industry who has been recently highlighted on BET’s “Fashion + Beauty” @ BETX in Los Angeles & Bravo’s “Blood Sweat and Heels”. His designs are fresh, architectural and made for women of all body types.

MAP is thrilled to hold this year’s annual fall benefit in our newly renovated gallery made possible through the generosity of the France-Merrick Foundation; however MAP is no longer just a gallery. MAP is fast becoming a place where creative minds meet, a space where artists, designers & musicians produce original work, and an incubator for visionaries. With over 20,000 square feet of space in the building and five floors, MAP is becoming a beacon for the creative community within the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District. On October 24th guests can expect libations courtesy of Sticky Rice with light fare from 7-9pm. Models will hit their respective platforms for viewing at 8pm! MAP will further be showcasing the works of local fashion photographers and jewelers, along with the mesmerizing projections of Maryland artist, Brandon Morse.

MAP is proud to serve and support living artists while also having a positive impact on the residents and businesses on Baltimore’s west side.

Advance tickets $175.00

Purchase tickets HERE.

Our Sponsors:

Thyssen Krupp | C.Grimadlis Gallery | Craig M. Gayhardt | Baltimore Style Magazine


CyberPoint | VOGA | Sticky Rice | Union Craft Brewing | Jenkins Baer & Associates


PNC Bank Morgan Gilligan & Jennifer Langford | Harbor East | Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

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