Skip to main content

Executive Director’s Letter 5/10/2022

Executive Director’s Letter

May 10, 2022

GBCA is thrilled to announce our first in-person event since COVID. Join us on Monday, May 23rd as we welcome the new Executive Director of the Creative Alliance, Gregory S. Smith to Baltimore! The evening will feature sounds from Black new music trio UPENDO led by Brandon Woody, lite fare, and connection. In addition to meeting Gregory face-to-face, we’ll also dive deep with a lively discussion and Q&A. This event is free for GBCA Members, or available for purchase to the general public for $10. GBCA Member tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For GBCA Members or their staff, you will receive a special email with a promo code. For more information or to reserve your ticket, please click here!

The Baltimore area is blessed with many beautiful green spaces and ways to explore nature. Baltimore Green Map, with the leadership and inspiration of Janet Felston, has mapped nature, culture, daily living resources and activism since 2008. Now, their latest map, Jones Falls Trail Connected! has just been released. Baltimore Green Map (BGM) has printed 3000 of these beautiful and informative guides with the goals of 1) connecting people who use parks and trails with the many unique resources in the surrounding neighborhoods; 2) increasing knowledge about those parks and trails to stimulate more use; and 3) to lead the way to more advocacy and stewardship via the Learn & Take Action section. The paper version folds to pocket-size and is a ready reference to be perused over time. You can also access a pdf on where you can learn more about, and support this beautiful and useful work. Is your organization on the map? Reach out to Janet directly for your supplies at [email protected].

Did you know that May is Fine Arts Month? Throughout the month, City Schools will be celebrating Fine Arts Month with rotating exhibits and performances at Central Office as well as school-based events. Check out all the happenings on the Fine Arts Portal!

And there’s more!. The annual Courting Art Baltimore is a juried show organized by Baltimore City District Court that will award scholarships totaling $20,000 to five Baltimore City high school students in recognition of their outstanding artwork at an awards reception for finalists. The event takes place at 6:00 pm on May 18 at the Eastside District Courthouse. Follow this link to RSVP.

All my best,


Become a Member

As a member of GBCA, you will not only gain access to wonderful benefits, but you will also become an active participant in a broader cultural community. Your organization and employees will directly benefit from opportunities to collaborate, connect, learn, network and share with your colleagues in the cultural community. Join our growing constituency of over 300 individual artists and organizations representing the region's extraordinary range of arts, culture, history, heritage, humanities, and attractions.

Join Today