Despite the postponement from last spring, Courting Art Baltimore is excited to host its fifth art contest in 2021.

The competition supports Baltimore’s young artists and connects the local and legal communities. The contest gives young artists the chance to show off their talents and receive scholarship opportunities.

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Up to $20,000 in total scholarships will be awarded to the top artists, placement at a Maryland Institute College of Art’s Young People’s Studio, art supplies, and long-term display of artwork at the Baltimore City District Court, Eastside Courthouse.

Top works demonstrate exceptional artistic skill, correlate to the theme, and address the goals of Courting Art.

Courting Art Baltimore 2021

Courting Art Baltimore is a contest open to all Baltimore City public high school students who may submit works of art on the theme
“Baltimore Rising”

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How To Enter

Submission Deadline – 3/18/2021 
All interested should contact Brian Katzenberg,
Submission drop-off TBD

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Courting Art Exhibitions & Receptions

4/14/2021, 6 PM – Exhibition Reception
Mini-Conference Center, Baltimore City Community College
(All submissions will be displayed; In-person event TBD).

5/19/ 2021, 6:00 pm – Courthouse Awards Reception
Baltimore City District Court, Eastside Courthouse
(Only finalists’ artwork will be displayed; In-person event TBD).


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Donate: Calling All Supporters Of Youth Art!

In order to provide prizes to the top artists, as well the ability to professionally reproduce the works of art, the Courting Art Baltimore needs your financial support:

  • Please donate online with the below form.
  • Please make checks payable to Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc., listing Courting Art in the memo line.
  • Please mail checks to 111 N. Calvert Street, Suite 627, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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Brian Katzenberg at or
Carrie Williams at

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