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Location Closure The Pennsylvania Avenue Branch will be closed for renovations from April 17 through early summer 2023.

Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Artist in Residence Program aims to support the artistic and cultural endeavors of the Baltimore community by connecting established and emerging artists with Library resources and tools, creating meaningful connections with Library patrons, and contributing unique perspectives to the ever-evolving and growing city of Baltimore. The program provides all members of the community with unique opportunities to learn and engage with their fellow Baltimoreans.

2024 Artist in Residence Proposals

Learn more about applying to become the next Artist in Residence at the Pratt, including program goals, requirements, and examples. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

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SHAN Wallace

The Pratt's new Artist in Residence Program features talented local artist SHAN Wallace.

SHAN will offer workshops for children and teens, host open discussion forums, and engage with visitors through bi-weekly Artist Studio Cinema Club meetings. SHAN brings passion and dedication to our program and is sure to ignite creativity and bring delight to all who attend.

SHAN Wallace Artist in Residence at Pratt Library with camera
SHAN Wallace Artist in Residence at Pratt Library looking at exhibit

About SHAN

SHAN Wallace

SHAN Wallace (b. 1991) is a nomadic award-winning visual artist, photographer, and educator from East Baltimore, MD. Inspired by the nuances of day-to-day life of her surroundings in Baltimore, not as fixed narratives but a multiplicity of experiences. It was in Baltimore where she learned about the importance of service, the power of collaboration and the effects of social change. SHAN has received recognition from publications like the Baltimore Beat for ‘Best Solo Show’, the City Paper for ‘Best Photographer’, and the Association of Health Care Journalists’ awarded her ‘2nd Place — Small Outlet Feature’ for her photojournalism piece “Losing Conner’s Mind” in the Atavist Magazine. SHAN’s work is in both public and private collections across the US including Baltimore Museum of Art, Reginald F. Lewis Art Museum, the New Gallery of Modern Art and more.

Contact & Office Hours

Call or text: (443) 722-8872
Instagram: @_yoshann

Available by appointment in the Artist in Residence Collaboration Classroom (Central Library, second floor) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am to 5 pm.

SUMMA Exhibit

SHAN Wallace photo form SUMMA exhibit

Visit SHAN’s work on the second floor of the Central Library starting March 1, 2023.

SUMMA invites audiences to examine and observe the many faces and spaces, rituals, and ways of communion throughout neighborhoods in Baltimore during the summer of 2022.

Upcoming Artists in Residence Events

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Carl Grubbs playing sax and jazz art illustration


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