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The Arc Baltimore Holds 15th Annual Art in the Round
Event Showcases Artwork by Artists with Developmental Disabilities
BALTIMORE, MD (9/30/16) — An eclectic exhibit of paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, and ceramics – all created by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities – will be showcased when The Arc Baltimore holds its 15th Annual Art in the Round.
To be held on Friday, October 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Grand Lodge of Maryland (304 International Circle, Hunt Valley, MD), Art in the Round will feature more than 80 jury-selected pieces of art.
There will also be a silent auction, mobile bidding, a photo booth, an incredible menu, and a specialty drink offering. In addition, Art in the Round attendees can take a chance to win a $2,500 tech bundle that includes an Apple iPad, Apple Watch, and a DJI Drone.
“Art in the Round is one of The Arc’s premier annual events, with proceeds supporting future art activities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities including classes, workshops, and training programs,” explains The Arc Baltimore Executive Director Stephen H. Morgan. “Not only that, 60 percent of the proceeds from the silent auction go to the exhibiting artists.”
More than 400 people are expected to attend this year’s Art in the Round.
The artwork exhibited at Art in the Round is chosen by a selection committee of art enthusiasts from more than 200 pieces submitted each year. 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.
Tickets for Art in the Round are $75 per person and $700 for a reserved table of 10. Interested persons can also sponsor one of the Art in the Round artists for $150.
About The Arc Baltimore
Dedicated to providing advocacy and high quality, life-changing supports since 1949 in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, The Arc Baltimore supports more than 6,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. As one of the nation’s largest and most respected organizations of its kind, The Arc Baltimore is an indispensable resource, providing 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 or call 410-296-2272.