Want to keep up with Baltimore’s exciting, ever-evolving art scene? Need to know about upcoming exhibits, hot new artists and cultural events? Many of Baltimore’s art enthusiasts are taking to Twitter to keep followers up to speed on all things Baltimore art. Follow these five artists, museums and organizations to ensure you don’t miss an artistic beat.
Maryland Art Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Maryland Art Place is a space at Power Plant intended to inspire and encourage artistic expression. Maryland Art Place’s exhibitions and programs are intended to bring art to Baltimore and showcase its impact. The space has been in operation since 1981 and uses Twitter to share news about artists and upcoming exhibits. Recent tweets include descriptions and links to learn more about artists in a showcase. Maryland Art Place also uses Twitter to share event availability and information about renting the space, as well as promoting Baltimore restaurants, shows and vendors.
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Baltimore, Md. 21214
Self-proclaimed social media addict, Kelly Walker is the voice behind @BmoreArtstar, the official Twitter account for Artstar Custom Paintworks. Founded in 2002, the Baltimore-based company specializes in decorative painting, plastering and faux-finishing. Not only does Walker tweet about decor treatments, but she also promotes all things Baltimore. Follow her for constant tweets that include other tweeters who you should consider following for their knowledge of the city. From sharing interesting articles to promoting local bands, Walker’s tweets are informative and interesting with a dash of humor.
Professional Association for Design
Baltimore, Md. 21203
Baltimore’s chapter of the Profession Association for Design, AIGA, connects professionals, educators and students to all things design. Its Twitter account does the same. Whether it’s events, programming or artist profiles, the @aiga_baltimore account shares all things Baltimore design. A recent letterpress tour was live-tweeted with photography, so if you missed the tour, you could follow along via social media. When Shutterfly and Dropbox teamed up, AIGA Baltimore was quick to share the news to keep its followers on the pulse of design.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
BmoreArt is run by Baltimore artist, professor, curator and writer Cara Ober. Ober is the former online arts and culture editor for the now-defunct Urbanite magazine and has written reviews for local and national media outlets. Her art blog dedicated to contemporary visual arts and emerging artists and the associated Twitter account is used to share everything from stories about MICA’s newly designed dorms to Africa’s flourishing art scene. Rather than using the social network to promote her own shows and articles, Ober’s Twitter account is more of an arts and culture news feed.
American Visionary Arts Museum
Baltimore, Md. 21230
The American Visionary Arts Museum (AVAM), the home to quirky and fun art, runs a Twitter account with the same panache. Throughout summer, the AVAM uses Twitter to keep followers abreast of its popular Flicks on the Hill series, including weather updates and cancellations. The museum also feeds photos from its Instagram account, including campers creating art and beloved pet parades. The AVAM supports neighborhood businesses by tweeting about Charm City Yoga, Race Pace and others. Follow @TheAVAM to be engaged and entertained by eclectic art.
Renee Libby Beck spends her days as a public relations and social media manager for Medifast, Inc. and any spare time that she can find as a freelance writer. Her work has been published in local and national publications. Renee also serves as the Baltimore Food Examiner for Examiner.com.