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The Arc Baltimore’s Art in the Round Will be Held Friday, October 13

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The Arc Baltimore’s largest and most anticipated annual event – Art in the Round – will be held on Friday, October 13, 6:30 -10:30 p.m., at the Grand Lodge of Maryland (304 International Circle, Hunt Valley, MD).

Showcasing the talent and artistry of people with developmental disabilities, The Arc Baltimore’s annual art exhibit and fund-raising auction will feature more than 60 pieces of artwork.

Art in the Round attendees will be able to bid on the artwork while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, an open bar featuring a specialty drink, the “Bottles to Bordeaux” raffle, the Fund the Mission appeal, and lots of opportunities to meet with the artists and discuss the inspiration behind their artwork. As a special treat, this year’s event will also feature a live art creation by one of Art in the Round’s premier painters.

“Art in the Round is The Arc Baltimore’s biggest fund-raising event, with proceeds helping to support art classes, workshops, and other mission-related programs for people with developmental disabilities,” says Kathleen McNally Durkin, the organization’s Chief Executive Officer.

Durkin notes that featured artists receive 60 percent of the winning bid for each piece of art sold during Art in the Round. 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,” she explains.

Profile videos of the artists and event posters throughout the years can be seen on the Art in the Round website at

Artists of all ages with developmental disabilities who want to participate in this year’s Art in the Round have until Friday, September 1 to submit their artwork and the required artist packet for review. Artwork to be exhibited at Art in the Round will then be chosen by a selection committee of esteemed members from the Baltimore art community.

Tickets for Art in the Round go on sale on September 6. In the meantime, businesses and individuals might consider joining Art in the Round’s title patron, Scientific Plant Services, in sponsoring the event. Sponsorships are available for as little as $1,000 and offer numerous benefits, including tickets to the event. For complete sponsor information, visit

More than 400 people are expected to attend this year’s Art in the Round. Tickets are $100 per person and $900 for a reserved table of 10. Tickets can be purchased online beginning September 6 at For more information, contact Lauren Seabolt at 410-296-2272, ext. 5220, or

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, email, or call 410-296-2272.

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