Mask Art To Raise Money For Baltimore Artists, LGBTQ Fund
Maskerade Baltimore, a virtual silent auction and mask design competition to raise awareness and funds for issues facing the LGBTQ community in Baltimore, will be hosted starting next week on November 7. Marylanders have grown accustomed to wearing masks, and that inspired the LGBTQ Fund at the Baltimore Community Foundation to partner with Maryland Art Place to host the event.
“It has a double meaning because often LGBTQ community members wear a mask in their life. They’re hiding who they truly are, and the masks also represent COVID,” Jon Adler Kaplan with the Baltimore Community Foundation said. The virtual mask design competition brings together local artists to create one-of-a-kind pieces of history, turning an everyday essential item into a memorialized work of art.
Source: WJZ Baltimore