Maryland Judiciary Annual Report 2021

District Court

District Court in Eastside

District Court in Wabash

District Court in Baltimore City

District 1 - Baltimore City

• The Courting Art Baltimore competition supports Baltimore’s young artists and connects the local and legal communities. The contest, exclusive to Baltimore City public high school students, gives young artists the chance to show off their talents and receive scholarship opportunities. Administrative Judge Halee F. Weinstein, District Court in Baltimore City , presided. The fifth annual Courting Art Baltimore program was held virtually on May 19. The virtual event displayed all qualifying submissions and revealed the long-term exhibition installed at the Eastside District courthouse . There were 26 entries received from three schools. High school students from Baltimore City College, Baltimore Design School, and Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School submitted paintings, drawings, and other two-dimensional works of art based on the theme “Baltimore Rising.” In 2021, $33,881 was raised by 42 donors, $21, 250 in scholarships was awarded to the top five artists, and $1,500 in gift cards was given to participants and teachers. Since 2016, Courting Art Baltimore has raised over $100,000 and has awarded more than $82,000 in scholarships and gifts to students and teachers. There were also two spots for MICA’s Young Peoples Studio Summer Program awarded.

Courting Art Baltimore competition entries.

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