Responding to this year’s theme Baltimore Bright, students have created and submitted work that will be considered as finalists for long-term display at the Eastside District Courthouse on North Avenue. From the finalists, a number of students will be selected by a panel of jurors made up of local arts and culture partners, as well as, representatives from local law offices, to receive CollegeBound Scholarships. Scholarship opportunities will be awarded to select participants based on creativity, originality, and artistic merit demonstrated in their submitted works. Additionally, the two top works by non-senior students will receive placements at Maryland Institute College of Art’s Young People’s Studio, for a summer or fall art program to hone their skills. The Courthouse Awards Reception will be held on Monday, May 20, 2024 at the Eastside District Courthouse from 6 to 7:30pm. You can RSVP for the Awards Reception at:


Participating Schools:

Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts
Baltimore City College
Baltimore Design School
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Baltimore School for the Arts
Bard High School Early College
Benjamin Franklin High School
Carver Vocational-Technical High School
ConneXions Academy
Digital Harbor High School
Edmondson Westside High School
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Frederick Douglas High School
Patterson High School
Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
Reginald F. Lewis High School
Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
Western High School

Jury Panel:

Natalie Estelle, College and Career Readiness Advisor for Baltimore City Public Schools
Jessica Fauntleroy, Licensed Social Worker and Owner, Restoring Destiny Mental Health Services
iya jackson, Community Laison for Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Brian Katzenberg, Attorney, Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg P.A
Twi McCallum, Community Engagement Manager for Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
Natovian McLeod, Director of Youth & Community Education at Maryland Institute College of Art
Amanda Paige, Counsel at Gordon Feinblatt, LLC
Tamara Payne, Baltimore City Community College
Hon. Halee Weinstein, Maryland District Court Judge