School 33 Art Center is excited to unveil a new rain garden. To celebrate the project’s completion, the garden will be open to the public 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 7 and noon to 5 p.m., June 8. Free activities will be offered throughout the day, including an informative rain garden presentation from conservation biologist Ashley Traut, “Clay Critter” creation with sculptor and garden coordinator Kimi Balageas and a flower giveaway. Light refreshments will be served. On Sunday, School 33 staff will also be a part of the Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival’s Kids Activity Area. School 33 Art Center is a facility managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 1427 Light Street.
Rain gardens are designed to allow rainwater from impervious areas to be absorbed into the ground, rather than flow into a storm drain, cutting down pollution in nearby bodies of water. The project was completed with support from the Chesapeake Bay Trust Blue Water Baltimore. Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to improving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through environmental education, community outreach, and local watershed restoration.
School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, hands-on workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 Art Center is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions.
For more information on School 33 Art Center, call 443-263-4350 or visit www. school33.org