Join "Curate Maryland" Visit to Gateway Arts District



Event: Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 11am — 3pm*
*Registration Required- $10 fee includes lunch


Emerging Arts Advocates, an initiative of Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA), bring the second installment of Curate Maryland — a new series of “on the ground” experiences designed to highlight and promote the arts in cities and towns in the state of Maryland.

Each Curate Maryland event spotlights a selection of one town’s local arts organizations while also fostering dialogue about issues that concern arts advocates at all levels of governance. In essence, Curate Maryland is a site specific celebration, one city or town at a time, by arts lovers from around the state (think pub crawl for arts advocacy).




On Saturday, November 16th, spend some time in the Gateway Arts District and connect to the corridor’s rich cultural offerings and people. The following organizations are scheduled to participate:

  • Joe’s Movement Emporium
  • Red Dirt Studios
  • Flux Studios
  • Washington Glass School
  • Art Works Studio School
  • Gateway Art Center
  • Prince George’s African American Museum
  • Brentwood Art Exchange
  • 39th Street Gallery and Studios
  • ezStorage Studios.




There will also be a boxed lunch with networking and dialogue. There is a $10 registration fee which includes lunch. Go to the Curate Maryland page for registration instructions HERE.

To learn more about the Emerging Arts Advocates program of Maryland Citizens for the Arts – click here to jump to their webpage.

Michael Janis
Authored by: Michael Janis

Michael Janis developed a focus on glass after working for twenty years as an architect in the United States and Australia. Now as Co-Director of the Washington Glass School, Janis has taught at the UK’s National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, Penland School of Crafts, California’s Bay Area Glass Institute, Cleveland Institute of Art, and The Glass Furnace (Istanbul, Turkey). Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2012, he became an Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG) at the University of Sunderland. Janis’ artwork has been shown at major galleries and international art fairs and is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2011, Janis had a solo exhibition of his artwork at the Fuller Craft Museum (Massachusetts), and was named a “Rising Star” by the Creative Glass Center of America. The James Renwick Alliance named him "Distinguished Artist 2013/2014 and had him present his work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Janis was awarded the prestigious Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2016. Janis is also editor the Washington Glass School blog.