The ARC OF BALTIMORE’S "Art In The Round"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ray Weiss or Jessica Trzyna
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THE ARC OF BALTIMORE‘S “ART IN THE ROUND” FEATURES ARTWORK CREATED BY PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

BALTIMORE, MD (11/1/10) — The Arc of Baltimore will present “Art in the Round” – the ninth annual exhibit and silent auction featuring art created by people with developmental disabilities – on Friday, November 12.

To be held from 7 – 10 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway
in Downtown Baltimore, Art in the Round has become a “can’t miss” event on

Baltimore’s fall social calendar.

This year, Art in the Round will feature a 75-piece exhibit of art created by individuals with developmental disabilities. Artwork includes an eclectic combination of works from paintings, drawings, and watercolors to sculptures and ceramics.

In addition, clay, mosaic, and tile works created by a group of Arc supported individuals who have spent the past six weeks at Baltimore Clayworks will be on display.

Beyond the art exhibit, attendees will be able to enjoy a cocktail reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, beverages, desserts, and a wine-tasting sponsored by Beltway Fine Wine.

Proceeds from Art in the Round help to fund future art programs, classes, workshops, and training programs for people with developmental disabilities. Featured artists will receive 60 percent of the winning bid for each piece of art sold. In addition, The Arc of Baltimore will give a financial award to the artist whose work is chosen to be used for next year’s Art in the Round promotional poster.

Tickets for Art in the Round are $30 ($35 at the door) and can be purchased in advance
by calling Ammie Ducker at The Arc of Baltimore, 410-296-2272, ext. 5208, or by
emailing her at aducker@arcofbaltimore.org.

About The Arc of Baltimore

Dedicated to helping individuals with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential since 1949, The Arc of Baltimore supports more than 3,000 Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents with developmental disabilities and their families. As one of the nation’s largest and most respected organizations of its kind, The Arc of Baltimore is an indispensable resource, providing vocational training, residential services, supported employment, and other programs and services.  For more information, visit www.arcofbaltimore.org or call 410-296-2272.

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