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BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is hosting a media preview event on June 25 to reveal program details for this year’s festival, which unifies two marquee events, the Baltimore Book Festival and Light City. This year’s celebration of art, light, literature, music, and innovation, under the theme of Brilliant Baltimore, will be held throughout the city between November 1 and November 10, 2019.


Members of the media and community are invited be among the first to learn about the world-class authors, light art installations, and musical performances that are planned for the 2019 city-wide festival. In addition, BOPA will unveil the reimagined united brand, preview works of art, introduce VIP authors headlining this year’s event, and reveal the new visitor-centric Brilliant Baltimore website.




Donna Sawyer, CEO, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts


Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, City of Baltimore


Select authors and light artists participating in this year’s combined Baltimore Book Festival and Light City celebration




Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. ET




SNF Parkway Theater, 5 W North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201




Interviews with BOPA spokespeople and select artists will be available immediately following the event.




202-518-6489 or [email protected]

About The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA)

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s official arts council, events agency and film office. By providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, and by producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city. To learn more visit


Tracy Baskerville, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

(410) 752-8632; [email protected]

Julie Walsh, Finn Partners

(202) 518-6489; [email protected]