BALTIMORE — This week, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will showcase more than 3,000 unique one-of-a-kind artworks by nearly 400 of the nation’s most talented emerging artists on its campus, an event that is the official opening of its Commencement Exhibition.
The 11th annual ArtWalk — which takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 in multiple buildings on MICA’s campus — is the kick-off event for the annual Commencement Exhibition. On Friday, MICA will welcome the Baltimore community and beyond to campus for a chance to see the incredible work of students for the one of biggest displays of visual art in the city. For more information about MICA ArtWalk, visit https://www.mica.edu/annual-events-series/artwalk/about/.
This year, for the first time, the event is paired with The LAUNCH Exhibition, a showcase of curated works from the graduating students of MICA’s MFA, MA, and Post-Baccalaureate programs. LAUNCH will be set up a short walk away across the Howard Street Bridge in ICA Baltimore, 6 W. North Ave. Shuttle service will also be provided. For more information about LAUNCH, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/468729600534765/.
Several food trucks will be on site during Friday’s event for food purchases in the Bunting East parking lot, including Dooby’s, BMore Greek, The Greenbowl, Kooper’s Chowhound, Mexican on the Run, Miss Twist Pasta La Vista, Baby! and PLANTBAR. Cafe Doris, located in MICA’s Fox Building, will offer a limited-service menu. Three cash bars will be provided by Dooby’s in the East Bunting Lot, Cohen Plaza and at Station. They will sell beer, wine, and kombucha for $5.