Courting Art Baltimore 2019

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.


Baltimore City District Court, Eastside District Court Building

1400 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213


  • Judge Halee F. Weinstein, Presiding Judge, Courting Art Baltimore contest
  • 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 or 410-260-1488, if you want to attend or have questions. Cameras will be permitted during the reception.

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