Expressions 2019 - Saturday Gala- Sold-Out

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Expressions 2019 - Saturday Gala- Sold-Out

For decades, Expressions has been one of Baltimore’s most loved annual events. The weekend serves as both a critical fundraiser for the Baltimore School for the Arts and an opportunity for the community to gather in support of our city’s young artists.

This year we are honored to dedicate Expressions to Sally Michel, a treasured and beloved member of the BSA family.  Sadly, Sally passed away this past August, but her profound impact on the entire Baltimore community and for all of us here at BSA, remains permanent. Only a year after BSA opened, Sally helped to shape the brilliant idea of throwing a party at BSA, where all of Baltimore would be invited to come to see students at work and to personally experience the magic of this special arts high school.

An event, like no other, would be appropriately named Expressions, would live on to become the BSA’s most celebrated event each year. Sally went on to chair Expressions for ten years, and through her leadership raised millions upon millions of dollars for our BSA children.  Her unwavering commitment to this city has made it a better place for us all to live. Sally relied on the power of community; she knew that together our collective impact is limitless.



We are excited to begin the celebration this year with our signature student performance!

Schedule for the Evening

6:30 pm Arrival

Guests will enter through the tent, under our marquee entrance, on Cathedral Street.

After check-in, please enjoy one of three passed specialty cocktails in addition to wine service at your table.

7 pm The Much Anticipated Show

Celebrating the work of our incredible young artists.

8:15 pm Party Begins

Supper stations and full bars will be set up around the first and second floor of the school.


8:45 pm Classes begin (...the party continues!)

Don’t miss what is most fun and unique about Expressions – participating in an Expressions class. Here are this year’s offerings:

Sing your heart with karaoke on the 3rd floor in the school’s library

Salsa the night away on the 2nd floor in room 206

Try your hand at Papel Picado (or paper cutting) on the 1st floor in the Segal gallery

What to Wear “Cocktail Attire” Step out in whatever meets your fancy – high heels or high tops – it’s a night for you to express yourself! 

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Baltimore School for the Arts

Mark K. Joseph Building

712 Cathedral Street

Baltimore, MD 21201


Have quesions? Please email Carter Polakoff @ [email protected]



Event Details

Expressions 2019 - Saturday Gala- Sold-Out
Saturday, March 02, 2019
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Event Map

Baltimore School For the Arts  
712 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201

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