2017-2018 student exhibition accomplishments


Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival

The Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Fine Arts in partnership with the Office of First Lady Yumi Hogan, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance, Mount Vernon Place Conservancy and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts hosted the inaugural Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival. The festival was hosted in fine art venues throughout Baltimore City’s historic Mount Vernon district and featured performances from 350 students and small ensembles from 14 of Maryland’s local school systems. Art from across the board will be represented, with performances ranging from musical theatre, to dance, to visual and media art.

Venue partners include Center Stage, Walters Art Museum, Peabody Conservatory, Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, and Saint Ignatius Church. For a schedule and complete list of venue locations, please visit:  

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Festival Photo Montage

Closing Ceremony

CBS Local Interview at Walters Art Museum, 4/20/18

FOX Baltimore Interview, 4/15/18

Treasury Building

Up to 72 pieces of student artwork displayed biannually.

First Lady’s Gallery and Award Ceremony

Each First Lady exhibition features 48 pieces – 2 submissions from each local school system