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A sneak peek of the artists and organizations that are participating in Free Fall Baltimore

Baltimore— The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announced the annual return of Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide celebration of the arts held in conjunction with National Arts & Humanities Month. This year’s program is presented by BGE with the generous support of Atapco Properties and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).

During the month of October, galleries, venues, and performance spaces across Baltimore City will host free events— from exhibits to lectures to concerts to staged readings and more. “Artistry and creativity are fundamental to what makes Charm City so special. Baltimoreans create some of the finest art in the world, yet many aren’t exposed to it.” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “Free Fall Baltimore opens the doors of art and culture to everyone. It affords people from Baltimore and beyond the opportunity to experience first-hand the world class creative community here in our city.”

This year BOPA funded more than 50 individual artists and arts organizations putting on events throughout the month, virtually and in person. All Free Fall events are free and open to the public. Regarding this year’s participants, Director of the Baltimore City Arts Council Jocquelyn Downs says, “I’m so excited about the Free Fall lineup this year! There’s a little bit of something for everybody to experience almost every day of the month. I’m also excited that this year, both individual artists and organizations were able to apply for this amazing opportunity. This fall is going to be awesome.” All BOPA grant programs are adjudicated using independent panels of arts & culture professionals from the region who evaluate and score applications. Panelists are appointed through open nominations and serve for specific grant programs and cycles. This year, Free Fall panel reviewers included serial entrepreneur & artist, Qwishuna Smith and business owner & special event coordinator, Delaney Cate. For a complete list of all participants and to learn more about the Free Fall lineup, visit: www.freefallbaltimore.org