Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open House, December 15


Just in time for the holidays! The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower hosts a second open house this month on Saturday, December 15 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

During the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open House, guests can not only visit artists’ studios but pick up original artwork for the perfect gift. Talented guests and resident artists display amazing works of art, including drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures. While at the tower, visitors can also do self-guided tours of the tower and take part in a scheduled tour of the iconic clock room. Tours for the clock room start at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Located in the main lobby, the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower-inspired Christmas tree is on display through the holidays. The tree, created and donated by Whiting-Turner, features four working clock faces. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street. The facility is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Participating artists include: Ann Adair (watercolors), Maya Freelon Asante (mixed media), MK Asante (writer and filmmaker), Diana Campbell (painter), Martha Dougherty (watercolor), John David Ehlers, Jr. (oil, acrylic and charcoal), Felisa Flecker (painter), Zoe Friedman (mixed media), Rod Fulton (mixed media) Brian Glazer Gerber (oil and acrylic), Keith Haller (oil, acrylic and watercolor), Kevin Haller (oil, acrylic and watercolor), Janet Little Jeffers (photography), Devin Kimmel (architectural design), Stacy Levy (mixed media), Joyce Yu-Jean Lee (mixed media and video) and Maria Puopolo (mixed media).

Work studio and office space is available at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower. Artists and arts-related businesses can apply for premier space in the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. Building amenities include Wi-Fi, heating and air conditioning, secured access and discounted parking. Rent starts at $320 per month. Utilities are included in rental price. For more information on rentals, please call Annie Applegarth, director of facility operations, at 410-821-7448.

This historic structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was modeled after the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower was completed in 1911 and was the tallest building in Baltimore at the time. It has been a Baltimore landmark ever since. The tower was built by Captain Isaac Emerson, the inventor of the headache remedy Bromo Seltzer. An interesting feature is the functioning tower clock, the face of which displays the word Bromo Seltzer outside the usual Roman numerals. Each of the clocks’ faces measure 24 feet in diameter, one foot larger than the clock faces on London’s Big Ben. The famous clock atop the tower holds its own separate historic registration.

For more information on Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open House, call (443) 874-3596.

Source: Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

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