Nadine Maeser
Public Information Officer
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Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer
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May 10, 2019

Government Relations and Public Affairs
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Media Advisory:
Fourth annual Courting Art Baltimore contest awards $20,000 in scholarships to city students

Baltimore City District Court will unveil the artwork of 19 student finalists at the fourth annual Courting Art Baltimore awards reception on Wednesday, May 15. The contest’s theme this year is “Uplift Baltimore,” and showcases the creative work of high school students from 10 Baltimore City Public Schools.

The top five contestants will be awarded $20,0000 in scholarships toward art programs or post-high school degrees, including a first-place scholarship of $7,500. The finalists will celebrate with their families, friends, and art teachers, and their artwork will be displayed long-term on courthouse walls at the Eastside District Court Building.
Courting Art Baltimore promotes the city’s youth and their artwork, connects the legal community with local Baltimore communities, and strives to reduce stress and anxiety for litigants and visitors by beautifying local courthouses.

WHAT: Courting Art Baltimore contest awards reception

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Baltimore City District Court
Eastside District Court Building
1400 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213

WHO: Judge Halee F. Weinstein, Presiding Judge, Courting Art Baltimore contest
John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland
Barbara Baer Waxman, Administrative Judge, Baltimore City District Court
Brian D. Katzenberg, Esq., and Carrie Williams, Esq., Co-Chairs, Bar Association of Baltimore City, Courting Art Baltimore
Chan'nel Howard, Fine Arts Coordinator, Baltimore City Public Schools
Melvin Brooks, Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Baltimore City Community College
Julia Di Bussolo, Executive Director, Arts Every Day
CollegeBound Foundation

Students from 10 Baltimore City Public Schools:

Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts
Baltimore City College
Baltimore Design School
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Baltimore School for the Arts
Digital Harbor High School
Eager Street Academy
Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School
Reginald F. Lewis High School
Western High School


NOTE: Please contact the Maryland Judiciary’s Division of Government Relations and Public Affairs by email at [email protected] or 410-260-1488, if you want to attend or have questions. Cameras will be permitted during the reception.