After Two Virtual Years, The Arc Baltimore’s Art in the Round Is In-Person Again
For the first time since 2019, Art in the Round – The Arc Baltimore’s annual art exhibit and fund-raising auction showcasing the talent and artistry of people with developmental disabilities – will be a live, in-person event this year.
Featuring more than 60 pieces of art, 2022’s Art in the Round will be held on Friday, October 21, 7-10:30 p.m., at the Grand Lodge of Maryland (304 International Circle, Hunt Valley, MD). Attendees will be able to bid on the artwork while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar featuring a specialty drink offering, and lots of opportunities to meet with the artists and discuss the inspiration behind their artwork
“Dust off your party clothes because after two years as a virtual event, Art in the Round is back in person,” says Kathleen McNally Durkin, The Arc Baltimore’s Chief Executive Officer. “Always The Arc’s largest and most anticipated annual event, this year’s Art in the Round will bring back many of the elements attendees have enjoyed over the years, along with some of what we added over the past two virtual years and some new bells and whistles,” she continues.
Proceeds from Art in the Round help The Arc Baltimore to support art classes, workshops, and other mission-related programs for people with developmental disabilities. Featured artists receive 60 percent of the winning bid for each piece of art sold. In addition, The Arc Baltimore presents a financial award to the artist whose work is chosen to be used for next year’s Art in the Round promotional poster.
Artists have until Friday, September 9 to submit artwork for review. Artwork to be exhibited at Art in the Round will then be chosen by a selection committee of art enthusiasts from the more than 200 pieces submitted.
More than 400 people are expected to attend this year’s Art in the Round. Tickets are $85 per person and $800 for a reserved table of 10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thearcbaltimore.org. For more information, contact Lauren Seabolt at 410-296-2272, ext. 5220, or email@example.com.
About The Arc Baltimore
The Arc Baltimore supports people with developmental disabilities (autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability) to lead fulfilling lives with a sense of belonging, purpose, and meaningful relationships. The Arc provides employment training and support, day and residential services, family support and education, treatment foster care, respite care, public policy advocacy, and information and referrals. For more information, visit www.thearcbaltimore.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 410-296-2272.