Art galleries in Baltimore feature everything from traditional fine art to contemporary pieces. This neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide will help anyone interested in viewing or collecting art in the Baltimore area.
Downtown / Inner Harbor
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
21 South Eutaw St.; 443-874-3596
Operated by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is a 15 story city landmark containing studio spaces for visual and literary artists. The tower has an open house each month
, when visitors can wander through the studios while mixing and mingling with artists.
405 W. Franklin St.; 443-415-2139
Hours: By appointment
Founded by Seth Adelsberger and Alex Ebstein, this independent, artist-run gallery aims to showcase rising young artists.
Maryland Art Place
8 Market Place, Suite 100; 410-962-8565
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Established in 1981, Maryland Art Place is committed to exploring visual arts in Maryland. Located inside Power Plant Live!
and holds 12 exhibitions each year.
The Whole Gallery
405 W.Franklin Street
Hours: Varying hours, please check website.
Located on the third floor of the H&H building in downtown Baltimore, this gallery is a nonprofit exhibition space lived in and run by a group of resident artists.
Art Gallery of Fells Point
1716 Thames St.; 410-327-1272
Summer Hours: Tuesday through Friday, noon- p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Winter Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
One of the most well known art galleries in Baltimore, the Art Gallery of Fells Point was established in 1980 by a small group of artists. Today, the gallery has a new show every first Monday of the month.
1922 Fleet St.; 410-299-6508
Hours: Not applicable.
Established in 2004, the Diliberto Gallery features the work of Michael Diliberto, a Baltimore artist who specializes in landscape painting. The gallery closed in 2011, but Diliberto's works are still available online.
Light Street Gallery
1448 Light St.; 301-762-4908
Hours: Friday and Saturday, noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; and by appointment
Light Street Gallery is owned and operated by Linda and Steven Krensky, longtime collectors of contemporary sculpture, prints, photography, and paintings.
Station North Arts & Entertainment District
New Door Creative
1601 St. Paul St.; 410-244-8244
Founded in 2004, New Door Creative Gallery is a fine arts gallery that represents artists of local and international renown.
Case[werks] Showroom and Gallery
1501 Saint Paul Street, Suite 116; 410-332-4160>
Case[werks] curates and presents the work of emerging and established artists to inspire the interchange of ideas among diverse communities in Baltimore relating to urban life.
C. Grimaldis Gallery
523 N. Charles St.; 410-539-1080
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The C. Grimaldis Gallery, which specializes in post WWII American and European art with an emphasis on contemporary sculpture, has continuously operated in Baltimore since 1977.
1224 N. Charles St.; 410-332-8010
With the goal of making fine art purchases "a cakewalk," this gallery carries the work of local artists. Stop by on Friday evenings for a weekly wine reception.
421 N. Howard St.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
This artist-run gallery and studio has been operating since November 2004. The space's founders are committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.
Jordan Faye Contemporary
1401 Light St.; 443-955-1547
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Jordan Faye Block founded this gallery with the idea that exhibitions should meet the specific needs of artists and art enthusiasts in Baltimore. The gallery, which is housed in a historic former branch of the Enoch Pratt Library
, showcases the work of early- to mid-career artists.
School 33 Art Center
1427 Light St.; 443-263-4350
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m.
School 33 Art Center has been bridging the gap between contemporary artists and the general public for more than 20 years. Established in 1979 as a neighborhood center for contemporary art, School 33 not only showcases emerging and established artists, but also organizes educational programming for city schools and young artists.
3000 Chestnut Ave. #214; 410-235-1538
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday by appointment, noon-5 p.m.; Closed Sundays and holidays
The long-running Goya Contemporary promotes the work of mid-career artists and has a mission to promote the art and culture of our time by presenting new works and ideas through curatorial practice, texts and catalogues, print publishing, artist representation, and by encouraging artistic collection.
Open Space Gallery
2720 Sisson St.
Hours: Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
A group of art students and friends came together in 2009 to start Open Space Gallery in a converted auto garage. The gallery operates with a mission to supply an outlet for local, national, and international artists.
In addition to art galleries, don't miss these roving groups that put on stellar shows throughout Baltimore: