Art lovers are probably aware that July is World Watercolor Month, but if you're a newbie, that's okay. This wonderful art style truly expresses the human soul, and Maryland is a great place to view these gorgeous works of art. To get you started, our real estate agents have put together a quick list of their favorite places in Baltimore and the surrounding areas to find the best watercolor art:
- Baltimore Museum of Art — 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218
The Baltimore Museum of Art is a favorite of residents and visitors worldwide, thanks to its eclectic collections of 19th century, modern, and contemporary art. In addition to watercolors and other paintings, you'll see gorgeous sculptures every time you visit. This museum, close to many Baltimore homes for sale, also features a sculpture garden where you can enjoy a summertime jazz concert each year.
- Hoffberger Gallery — 7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208
Located near the gorgeous Hoffberger Chapel, this large gallery can accommodate art of all shapes and sizes. The Hoffberger Gallery has hosted all sorts of artwork, including watercolors, photography, and contemporary designs. Since the location is home to many meetings and events every year, artists can gain a great deal of exposure to a variety of visitors.
- Howard County Center for the Arts — 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043
Every year, approximately 40,000 visitors make their way through the Howard County Center for the Arts. Once you're inside, you'll understand why it's so popular. There are no limitations on the types of art featured in the 10-12 exhibitions hosted each year, so you're likely to see watercolors, ceramics, photography, sculptures, and more. The center is near several Ellicott City homes for sale, and artists often it as a meeting or studio space. Patrons will also find year-round classes in music, visual arts, and live performance.
- McBride Gallery — 215 Main St., Annapolis, MD 21401
In business since 1980, the McBride Gallery is known for being the largest art gallery in historic Annapolis. In addition to visual art displays, they also offer art appraisals, restoration, tours, and more. Watercolors are a popular part of the exhibits, but you also find plenty of oil paintings, sculptures, portraits, pastels, acrylics, ceramics, and other types of art in this gallery near many Annapolis homes for sale.
- Bernice Kish Gallery — 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
The Bernice Kish Gallery features juried art exhibits, meaning the art is selected through a competitive process. Located at the Slayton House and close to quite a few Columbia homes for sale, the gallery consists of two large spaces that are free and open to the public. Given the competitive nature of their exhibits, the watercolors and other paintings you'll find here are often considered to be some of the best in the city and possibly even the state.
- The Walters Art Museum — 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Known for its historical three-building gallery, the Walters Art Museum has a reputation to live up to. Let us say right here and now it never disappoints, and the gallery is always looking for the next big artist to celebrate. You'll find everything here, from watercolors and oil paintings to sculptures and modern art, all encompassing the past 55 centuries.
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