View artwork from regional artists and tour Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, August 4


See what’s happening this August at the tower! Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open House gives visitors the opportunity to view artists’ studios, the art making process, as well as buy original artwork directly from artists on August 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The open house is held in conjunction with Artscape Gallery Network presented by M&T Bank.

The special exhibition highlights applicants from the 2012 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, in addition to resident and guest artists of the tower. Open houses also feature the performing arts in the Studio 11 Theater and tours of the historic tower and clock room. Guests can sign up at arrival for tours, which take place at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 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 for the August open house are: Ann Adair (watercolors), Maya Freelon Asante (mixed media), MK Asante (writer and filmmaker), Martha Dougherty (watercolor), John David Ehlers, Jr. (oil, acrylic and charcoal), Felisa Flecker (paintings), 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), Stacy Levy (mixed media), Joyce Yu-Jean Lee (mix media and video) and Maria Puopolo (mixed media).

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower was selected for Artscape Gallery Network presented by M&T Bank. The program provides residents and visitors with an extended opportunity to enjoy Baltimore’s talented artists before, during and after the Artscape festival.

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower now offers office space, in addition to work studios. Local arts organizations and artists can apply today to lease space in the historic tower. Utilities are included in the rent. Building amenities are free Wi-fi, heat, air conditioning, secured access and discounted parking. For more information on rentals, contact Joe Wall, facilities manager, at 443-874-3596.

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.

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