BALTIMORE, MD (9/27/13) — An eclectic exhibit of paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, and ceramics – all created by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities – will be on display when The Arc Baltimore holds its 12th Annual Art in the Round exhibit and auction.
To take place on Friday, November 8, 7-10:30 p.m., at a new, larger location – the Scottish Rite Masonic Center (3800 N. Charles Street in Baltimore) – Art in the Round “showcases the talent and artistry of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” says The Arc Baltimore Executive Director Stephen H. Morgan.
Guests at Art in the Round enjoy music and a veritable feast of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beer, and wine – all while bidding on their favorite piece of artwork.
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.
Morgan notes that proceeds from Art in the Round “help to fund future art programs, classes, workshops, and training programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
Limited free parking for Art in the Round will be available at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center and The Cathedral of the Incarnation at Charles Street and University Parkway. Additional parking will be available on Charles Street and adjacent side streets.
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, residential services, supported employment, and other programs and services. For more information, visit www.thearcbaltimore.org or call 410-296-2272.