Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower open studio day

Join talented local artists as they showcase their artwork at Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open Studio Day. 

On Jan. 9 from 1-5 p.m., visitors can meet participating artists, see their work studios and purchase one-of-a-kind photographs, charcoal and watercolor paintings, sculptures and more. New this month, the Studio 11 Theater, located on the 11th floor of the tower, hosts short plays and monologues from 2-3 p.m. Admission is free, but seating for this program is limited. 

In addition, new artists Janet Little Jeffers and Maya Freelon Asante, winner of the C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown Studio; along with guest artists Jeff Caporizzo and Michelle Sanzi Kermes take part in the event. Tours of the nationally-recognized historic site are available. Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, a facility of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street.

The tower showcases regional literary and visual artists, including Maya Freelon Asante (mixed media), Barbara Bryan (playwright), Tom E. Cole (oil, mixed-media sculpture), Lauren DeMarsh (oil and acrylic), 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), Cynthia S. Padgett (oils and pastels) and James Williams (oil). Guest artists showing work in January are Jeff Caporizzo (painter and mixed-media collage) and Michelle Sanzi Kermes (pastels).

Open Studio Days
January 9 from 1-5 p.m.
February 6 from 1-5 p.m.
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.

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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