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Free Fall Baltimore celebrates its ninth year by bringing wonderful free cultural activities to your doorstep. With more than 250 unique events anticipated, you'll be able to find an exciting activity on almost every day in October.
Free Fall Baltimore is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the city’s non-profit special event agency, arts council and film office. BOPA champions the important role of creativity in building a vibrant, exciting and livable city, energizing not just the arts scene, but Baltimore as a whole. Inspiring and nurturing artists and showcasing the literary, performing and visual arts, BOPA presents a wide range of activities, from popular festivals such as Artscape, the annual July 4th and New Year’s Eve fireworks display over the harbor, and Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar to public art, murals, studio space for artists, exhibitions and art classes at School 33 Art Center.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts developed the Free Fall Baltimore program to increase access, interest and attendance in the city's many cultural organizations, especially for families and young adults, who are the creative community's future patrons.
Free Fall Baltimore is made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s official arts council, events agency and film office. By providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, and by producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts manages the Creative Baltimore Fund Grants, Baltimore Mural Program, Public Art, Free Fall Baltimore, PNC Transformative Art Prize, MECU Neighborhood Grant Program, Bright StArts Workshops For Children and other grant opportunities for artists.
BOPA coordinates Baltimore's major events including Light City, a festival of light, music and innovation; Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, Baltimore Book Festival; New Year's Eve and July 4th celebrations at the Inner Harbor; Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar; School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour; and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.
As the Baltimore Film Office, BOPA provides service to all productions scouting and filming in Baltimore. The team works with production crews, secures permits, provides logistical support and coordinates with city agencies to secure properties, equipment and personnel.
BOPA oversees historic attractions and sites including the Top of the World Observation Level, School 33 Art Center, The Cloisters, and the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.
In addition, BOPA has been called upon to orchestrate or assist with large-scale city events over the past 30+ years. The activities include Star-Spangled Spectacular in 2014, NFL Kick-Off in 2013, Star-Spangled Sailabration in 2012 and the Ravens Super Bowl Victory Parades.
Visit www.promotionandarts.org to learn more about our programs, events and activities or call 410-752-8632.