MAP Moved to the Bromo Arts District & Now Needs Your Help Matching France-Merrick Foundation Funds
CHECK OUT MAP's GIVECORPS INITIATIVE HERE!
Give by August 1, 2014
Maryland Art Place returned to its 218 West Saratoga Street building located in the newly established Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, in December of 2013. The building was once the Johnson Brothers appliance store when MAP purchased it in 1988. Now, over 25 years later, the gallery is in need of upgrades.
MAP has two primary goals: 1) offer a space for contemporary artists to present their work in the most professional setting possible, and 2) offer the public compelling and relevant contemporary art experiences. However, we need YOUR help to make this happen!
MAP has a rich history in Baltimore’s creative and cultural community. Operating for over 33 years, we have continuously been a vehicle in leveraging artists’ careers through solo exhibitions, group shows and annual programs such as Curators’ Incubator and Young Blood, MAP's exhibition of recent MFA graduates that takes place over the summer months.
Full Speed Ahead! Through the generosity of the FRANCE-MERRICK FOUNDATION, MAP is able to kick off this capital improvement initiative with a $20,000 match – this is where YOU come in. Please consider giving towards gallery renovations so MAP can continue to support living artists, and contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our community.
Funding will be used to improve our old floors, remove unwanted walls, fix existing walls, install new, energy efficient lighting, create a safe storage space for held artwork and upgrade our bathrooms.
Your donation will be credited in the gallery + more!
MAP assigns great value to its physical gallery space. We believe it is important to showcase artists’ works in the most professional way possible. The gallery is also important to our dedicated patrons and art enthusiasts who visit and contribute in so many ways. MAP is a unique asset to the Baltimore creative sector; filling the gap between museum, commercial gallery and DIY spaces. We truly aspire to offer one of the best exhibition experiences to artists in the region outside of a major museum, and are grateful to the France-Merrick Foundation, CyberPoint International, and Craig M. Gayhardt for leveraging this important effort. Your contributions are tremendous.
With your support MAP can continue providing Baltimore artists and patrons the finest quality exhibition experiences possible. Each giving level will receive MAP perks and signage opportunities in return. More information upon request and/or after contribution is made.
MAP plans to have this project complete in time to host the annual fall benefit, The Saratoga Toga Party, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in the first floor gallery space of the Saratoga building.
So What’s The Saratoga Toga Party? Our annual fall benefit will celebrate MAP’s move back to its original home on the west side of Baltimore. Drawing on themes of ancient Greece, MAP will produce an engaging celebration based on scheduled performance art pieces, projected old films exploring Greek mythology and complimentary 2-D artwork. MAP will use the image of the façade of the building from its 1988 Fall Benefit (pictured above, left) as inspiration for the event.