Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower open studio day on March 6

On March 6 from 1-5 p.m., visitors can see exceptional theatrical performances and visual art including mixed media, paintings, photographs and sculptures. 

Visit talented local artists as they showcase their studios and original artwork at Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open Studio Day. At 2 p.m., Unexpected Theater performs short plays and monologues in the Studio 11 Theater, located on the 11th floor of the tower. Visitors can also purchase one-of-a-kind artwork and tour the nationally-recognized historic site. Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, a facility of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street. 

This month’s participants are Maya Freelon Asante (mixed media), Barbara Bryan (playwright), Tom E. Cole (oil, mixed-media sculpture), Martha Dougherty (watercolor), John David Ehlers, Jr. (oil, acrylic and charcoal), Brian Glazer Gerber (oil and acrylic), Keith Haller (oil, acrylic and watercolor), Kevin Haller (oil, acrylic and watercolor), Janet Little Jeffers (photography) and James Williams (oil). Guest artists include Jeff Caporizzo (charcoal) and Michelle Sanzi Kermes (pastels, mixed media), as well as, theater company Unexpected Theater.

Open Studio Days
March 6 from 1-5 p.m.
April 3 from 1-5 p.m.
May 1 from 1-5 p.m.
June 5 from 1-5 p.m.

Garage and on-street parking is available. In addition, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is within a block of the Light Rail University Center — Baltimore Street stop and the Howard Street stop (#205) on the Orange Route of the Charm City Circulator free bus service. The Lexington Market stop on the Metro Subway is a short six-minute walk from the tower on Eutaw Street.

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. The most interesting feature is the still-functioning tower clock, the face of which displays the word Bromo Seltzer instead of numbers. 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.

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