Baltimore's World Trade Center is a must-see for anyone visiting Charm City. That's because the 27th-floor observation deck - "Top of the World" - offers panoramic views of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and Downtown Baltimore. Its a great place to get a sense of the city. The observation level also contains exhibits about Baltimore and its economic renaissance. Admission: $; Disabled access is available.
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The World Trade Center is the tallest pentagonal building in the world. You will have a breathtaking view of Baltimore from an elevation of 423 feet.
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Mark Your 2013 Calendars for an Array of Festive Events
SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE from THE BALTIMORE OFFICE OF PROMOTION & THE ARTS PREVIEW 2013 EVENTS
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts presents an array of festivities throughout the year, from Februarys Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open Studio Day to Decembers Baltimores New Years Eve Spectacular. Below is a preview of whats to come in 2013.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open House - Each month the historic landmark welcomes guests inside to visit more than a dozen talented resident and guests artists from the region, browse and purchase original artwork and tour the tower and clock room, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw Street, 443-874-3596. www.bromoseltzerartstower.com.
|Saturday, February 2 from 1pm-5pm
The Cloisters Open House Plus- The medieval-inspired attraction and rental facility hosts open houses, throughout the year, featuring caterers, photographers, florists, DJs and bridal shops, The Cloisters, 10440 Falls Road, Lutherville, Maryland, 410-821-7448. www.cloisterscastle.com.
|Saturday, January 26, 11am-3pm
||Wednesday, April 17, 5pm-8pm
|Saturday, February 2, 11am-3pm
||Wednesday, May 15, 5pm-8pm
|Saturday, February 16, 11am-3pm
||Wednesday, June 12, 5pm-8pm
|Saturday, March 2, 11am-3pm
||Wednesday, June 26, 5pm-8pm
|Saturday, March 16, 11am-3pm
||Wednesday, July 10, 5pm-8pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade presented by Forman Mills -Baltimore City commemorates the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with marching bands, color guards, steppers, equestrian units, dance squads and civic organizations, Saturday, January 19, noon, steps off at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street.
School 33 Art Center Members’ Gallery Exhibition- Resident artists are chosen by an exhibitions selection committee to showcase their artwork in a solo exhibition, Members’ Gallery, Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-6pm, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, 443-263-4350. www.school33.org. Kini Collins, Anamnesis, January 11-March 9, 2013 Exchange: Home Based Residency Project, May 22-26, 2013 Images and Ruins, June 7-August 17, 2013
School 33 Art Center’s “Texture: The Person and Nature”- A group exhibition curated by Jan Hanvik, executive director of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, that effectively showcases both the talented artists and their intriguing drawings, paintings and sculptural works, January 11-March 9, Main Gallery. Opening reception: Friday, January 11, 6pm-9pm. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon-6pm, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, 443-263-4350. www.school33.org.
Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar - Marylands largest producers-only market offers an assortment of fresh, healthy and delicious foods, such as fruits, vegetables, baked goods, herbs and meats, in addition to unique treasures in the bazaar, including handmade pottery, paintings and fashion accessories, Sundays, April 7-December 22, 7am to sell out (approximately noon), underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.
School 33 Art Center’s Lotta Art - Celebrate the arts with an evening of wine, appetizers and live music. The annual affair is centered around a lottery-style drawing, where art enthusiasts can win original artwork by professional artists; proceeds from the benefit support School 33 Art Center's exhibitions and education program, Saturday, April 20, 6pm-9pm, Silo Point, 1200 Steuart Street, 443-263-4350. www.school33.org. $
School 33 Art Center’s Juried Exhibition II - An exhibition of diverse works of art curated by Maixa Hixson, the Gretchen Hupfel curator of contemporary art at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, May 22-26, Main Gallery. Opening reception: Friday, March 22, 6pm-9pm. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon-6pm, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, 443-263-4350. www.school33.org.
School 33 Art Centers Resident Artist Biennial - Resident artists of School 33 Art Center exhibit their artwork of various mediums, June 7-August 17, Main Gallery, opening reception TBA. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon-6pm, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, 443-263-4350. www.school33.org.
Baltimore’s Fourth of July Celebration - Baltimore City celebrates Independence Day with festive music and a spectacular fireworks show, Thursday, July 4, 9:30pm, Baltimore Inner Harbor.
Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition -View the artwork of visual artists vying for a $25,000 fellowship in the area’s most prestigious arts competition, June 29-August 11, the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street. www.artscape.org.
Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Award Ceremony - The winner of the competitive Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is announced during a celebratory award ceremony and reception, Saturday, July 13, 7pm, the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street. www.artscape.org.
Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists Exhibition - Semifinalists of the regional arts competition have their artwork on display July 18-August 4, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1303 West Mount Royal Avenue. Opening reception: Thursday, July 18, 6pm-9pm. www.artscape.org.
Artscape- America's largest, free arts festival features musical performances by regional and national talent on multiple outdoor stages, visual arts exhibitions, art cars, film, theater, fine art and crafts, opera, dance, street theater and children’s activities, July 19-21, Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-8pm, Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street. www.artscape.org.
Artscape Gallery Network - Art galleries from Baltimore City and Baltimore County celebrate the talents of area artists with exhibitions openings and special events taking place before, during and after the Artscape festival weekend, dates and locations TBA. www.artscape.org.
9/11 Memorial of Maryland Exhibit- Top of the World Observation Level hosts a permanent display featuring artifacts from the Twin Towers, Pentagon and Flight 93 National Memorial, including a special tribute to the Marylanders who died during the September 11 attacks, Wednesday, September 11, 8am-6pm, 27th floor, World Trade Center Baltimore, 401 E. Pratt Street, 410-837-8439. www.viewbaltimore.org. $
Baltimore Book Festival- The mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of the literary arts showcases more than 200 renowned authors, book signings, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, cooking demos, children’s activities, exhibitors, food and live music, September 27-29, Friday and Saturday noon-8pm, Sunday noon-7pm, Mount Vernon Place, 600 block of North Charles Street. www.baltimorebookfestival.org.
Free Fall Baltimore - The citywide arts celebration offers hundreds of free events, including workshops, concerts, films, lectures and walking tours by area cultural organizations and attractions during National Arts and Humanities Month, October 1-31. Dates, times and locations vary. www.freefallbaltimore.org.
Baltimore Running Festival - Runners from around the world and right here in Baltimore race to the finish line during the area’s premier marathon. Various types of races are available, as well as a fitness expo and festivities for runners of all ages held throughout the day, Saturday, October 12. Event is produced by Corrigan Sports Enterprises. www.thebaltimoremarathon.com.
School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour - Take a journey into Baltimore’s vibrant art scene when more than 100 artists around the city open their work studios to the public to showcase original art including drawings, jewelry, paintings, photographs and sculptures, October 19 and 20, 10am-6pm (times vary). www.school33.org.
A Monumental Occasion - A classic Baltimore tradition featuring the official lighting of the Washington Monument, live music, fireworks and refreshments, Thursday, December 5, 5:30pm, Mount Vernon Place, 600 block of North Charles Street. Event is produced in conjunction with Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.
Baltimore’s New Year's Eve Spectacular - Be part of this grand holiday celebration with a night of music, the official countdown to 2014 and an amazing, colorful midnight fireworks display, Tuesday, December 31, 9pm-12:30am, Baltimore Inner Harbor.
For more information on special events and festivals of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, call 1-877-BALTIMORE or visit www.promotionandarts.org.
Of course, rates, times and dates may change for the Observation Level of the World Trade Center.
Please call ahead to be sure -- 410-837-8439.