Maryland Art Place


What's Happening at Maryland Art Place?

Maryland Art Place offers a changing schedule of innovative and diverse programming throughout the year that is always made available to the public free of charge. Events include exhibition openings, gallery talks conducted by exhibition curators and participating artists, workshops, professional development events, and lectures by artists and historians.

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Event Calendar
Upcoming Events

12/3: Under $500 Ornament Making Workshop

Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 1:00 PM

UDNER $500 Ornament Making Workshop for KIDS! 

UNDER $500 Ornament Making Workshop: Saturday, December 3 | 1 - 3 pm

UNDER $500 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Sale: Friday, December 9 | 6 pm to 10 pm | Tickets $25

UNDER $500 After Party: Friday, December 9 | 10 pm  to 1 am | Tickets $10

UNDER $500 Virtual Exhibition and Sale: Saturday, December 10 @ 10 am - Wednesday, December 14 @ 10 pm

Purchase UNDER $500 Tickets HERE

Join Us on  Saturday, December 3rd from 1 to 3 pm at Four Ten Lofts to make Ornaments for our upcoming art exhibition and sale event, UNDER $500. This workshop is open to children ages 4 to 16 and FREE to the public. Ornaments will be for sale online (see virtual sale information below) and in the gallery during our UNDER $500 exhibition hosted at Maryland Art Place on Friday, December 9th from 6 to 10pm. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go directly to the child who created the ornament. Ornaments will be used to decorate our UNDER $500 holiday trees which are installed in the gallery each year. 

The workshops will be hosted by MAP’s exhibition manager Caitlin Gilll. There will be multiple stations with directions for children to choose from. Each child can create limitless ornaments under the direction and supervision of MAP staff and volunteers (please do not leave your child unattended). All ornaments created will be displayed at MAP during the evening of the Sale event on Friday, December 9th Wednesday, December 14, and available for purchase. The accompanying Parent will receive one FREE ticket to the event. All participating children or children aged 16 and under receive free admission to the event.

We look forward to seeing you at our FREE workshops at Four Ten Lofts on Saturday, December 3 between 1 and 3pm. No pre-registration required! Four Ten Lofts is located at 410 N. Eutaw St in Baltimore, MD.


UNDER $500 is a hybrid, physical and virtual exhibition event. The physical exhibition opens Friday, December 9th from 6pm-10pm. Artworks may be purchased by patrons and taken off the walls on a first come first served basis that night. All works will be wrapped in brown paper with MAP’s signature holiday bow.

The virtual sale will launch the very next day, Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10am and run through Wednesday December 14th, 10pm. The virtual sale will include more artists than the physical sale. *Please note: applications received will be selected for either the virtual sale (featured online) exclusively, or for both the physical (featured in gallery) AND virtual exhibition (featured online). Your acceptance letter will indicate in which capacity your work will be presented.

MAP will maintain gallery hours Saturday, Dec. 10 through Wednesday Dec. 14th from noon-4pm for any remaining physical works that may be left for purchase.

AFTER PARTY: On December 9th, once the sale closes, MAP will open up its basement venue, UNDERBar for a post-event party, Ticket holders and artists have access to both the sales event and party. Guests can expect light fare, open bar, our fabulous drag queens and music from DJ Aran Keating of Ridiculous Entertainment. This year's theme? UGLY SWEATER!


12/9: UNDER $500 Exhibition and Sale Event

Friday, December 9, 2022 | 6:00 PM

UNDER $500 Exhibition and Sale

UNDER $500 : Friday, December 9 | 6pm to 10pm | Tickets $25

UNDER $500 After-party: Friday, December 9 | 10pm to 1am | Tickets $10

*Tickets may also be purchased at the door!

Purchase UNDER $500 Tickets HERE

Last Chance: Saturday, December 10 |  12 to 4pm

Virtual Exhibition & Sale: Saturday, December 10, 10am – Wednesday, December 14, 10pm

To view the virtual exhibition click HERE | Free

Deck the walls by giving the gift of art this holiday season! Maryland Art Place is excited to host its 10th annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale where artwork is sold on a first come first served basis right off our gallery walls!

Friday, December 9  from 6 pm to 10 pm (ticketed) and Saturday, December 10, 2022 (last chance). Tickets are $25 and gain entry to the after-party in the basement from 10 pm to 1 am. UNDER 500 promotes the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event. Take your purchases home with you the night of the event. Gift wrapping will be available on-site. 

This year's theme is UGLY SWEATER come in your most unattractive attire. We will have holiday trees on display decorated by children aged 4 to 16 with ornaments created at our ornament making workshops! 100% of all ornament sales will go to the young artists who created them. We will be keeping the atmosphere cheerful with some holly jolly tunes by DJ Aaron Keating and Drag Queens Whimsy Thrift and Brooklyn Heights! will have Captian Cookie and the Milkman truck with made-from-scratch cookies, local creamery milk and made to order ice cream sandwiches!  Later, join us in the basement for screenings of claymation classics and music (entertainment TBA). 

A virtual sale and exhibition will also take place will be featured online HERE from Saturday, December 10 at 10 am– Wednesday, December 14 at 10 pm. Artwork will NOT be available to view online until December 10 at 10 am. Be sure to register in advance in the interim! Registration is free.

Sales & PIck Up: We're aiming for all sold work to be at MAP before December 24th, in time for the holidays. Once the sale closes on December 14 at 10 pm, we will coordinate with the artists to have the work delivered to MAP. We will notify all buyers once your purchase is secured an onsite at MAP. Please make sure we have your artwork before coming to MAP, though the pick up window will be Dec 19 - 22, from 11am - 4pm or by appointment. All artwork will be wrapped and ready to fulfill its destiny as the perfect holiday gift!

QUESTIONS/INFORMATION: 443.889.0869 or email

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.

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Phone: 410.204.1959