Join the Black Arts District Live on Facebook and YouTube for our 2022 annual community meeting! Find out what we’re planning for the year, hear from our team, and give
Join the Black Arts District Live on Facebook and YouTube for our first community meeting of 2021! Find out what we’re planning for the year, meet our team, and give
A new era on The Avenue – This West Baltimore thoroughfare is primed for rejuvenation as a Black Arts District
Pennsylvania Avenue is Maryland’s first-ever black arts and entertainment district, approved last year by the Maryland Department of Commerce for the designation honoring its storied musical and civil rights legacy.
Officials outline plans to restore Baltimore’s Black Arts District to former glory, unveil new ‘BAD’ logo
Brion Gill, the executive director for the formerly named Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts & Entertainment District, unveiled the district’s new name, the “Black Arts District,” at the event while also showcasing the new logo, which is composed of a series of stark shapes and colors reminiscent of African and geometric art styles to spell out the district’s new acronym: “B.A.D.”
Earlier this month, all of the coalition’s hard work paid off when the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) designated The Avenue as one of the state’s official Arts and Entertainment Districts.
Ethan McLeod | July 1, 2019 For the first time in years, Baltimore has a new dedicated arts and entertainment district—this one along an underserved former black cultural corridor that
NEWS: Group looks to rehab Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue into thriving black arts and entertainment district
Hallie Miller | March 29, 2019 Community leaders are hoping to revitalize the area near Pennsylvania and North Avenues into an arts district. (Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun video) In
More than two decades in the making, Baltimore Children & Youth Fund (BCYF) provides local youth-focused groups with grants ranging from $500 to $500,000. BCYF is funded annually by 3 percent of the city’s property taxes. What’s innovative is how its principals structured it to ensure that small Black grassroots groups that usually go unfunded have a seat at the table.
Historically, Pennsylvania Avenue was the highlight of Black Baltimore. The great Royal Theatre, now commemorated by a marquee in the place the building once stood, was formerly a stop on