Nadine Maeser
Public Information Officer

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer


April 1, 2019

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


Media Advisory:
Baltimore high school students’ artwork unveiled during Courting Art Baltimore reception

On Thursday, April 4, high school students, their families, friends, and art teachers will celebrate artwork submitted for the fourth annual Courting Art Baltimore art contest. The students’ submissions to this year’s competition, following the theme “Uplift Baltimore,” will be displayed during a reception at Baltimore City Community College.

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. Finalists’ artwork will be displayed on courthouse walls at the Eastside District Court Building on May 15 at an awards reception. 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.

WHAT: Courting Art Baltimore art contest exhibition reception

WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30 p.m.

WHO: Judge Halee F. Weinstein, Presiding Judge, Courting Art Baltimore contest
Brian D. Katzenberg and Carrie Williams, Co-Chairs, Baltimore 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
Students from 10 Baltimore City Public Schools:

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

WHERE: Baltimore City Community College
Mini Conference Center
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

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