Council Initiatives

The UMB Council for the Arts & Culture sponsors programs, events, and groups that promote the history of our University; celebrate the creative talents of our students, faculty, and staff; and allow the UMB community to experience arts and culture through a variety of avenues.


Blobs of pinks, yellows, golds and whites

The council, in collaboration with other groups on the UMB campus, hosts artists like Carol Carpenter, and the exhibit “Transcending Reality.”

Read more about the Carol Carpenter Gallery


Four photos of various colored flowers

The council helps promote and support 1807, including creating a gallery of the journal’s works of arts. 

Read more about the 1807 Gallery

Public Art

Public Art Banner

The council sponsors works of public art on the UMB campus, such as “Stochastic Interactionsunveiled in October 2018.

Read more about the Stochastic Interaction Unveiling


Group of artists giving presentations on their work

The council promotes the formation of groups such as the Artists’ Alliance, which helps UMB professionals who are balancing their work and creative lives.

Learn more about the Affinity Groups


Yumi Hogan - Header IMage

The council facilitates neighborhood beautification projects, commissioning the painting of murals on K-12 partner school buildings.

 Read more about the Mural Projects


Community Festival Banner

The council boosts UMB’s community engagement efforts with an annual Neighborhood Spring Festival in West Baltimore.

Read about the 2022 Community Festival