The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) united two of its marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City. Brilliant Baltimore illuminates the city with literature, ideas, world-class light art installations, and live performances.
18 world-class light art installations & Spark Gallery
100+ booksellers & exhibitors
45+ dynamic live concerts & performances
19 Neighborhood Lights locations
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12 Displays You’ll See At The First Brilliant Baltimore, A Combo of Light City And Baltimore Book Festival
"We couldn’t have wished for a more dynamic, loving and enthusiastic audience than the people of Baltimore.”Alex Prooper and Simone van Dam, ARTISTS OF MAPP
“In 2019, BOPA magnified its mission of a Brilliant Baltimore by combining its two most popular events into a full day-to-night experience where visitors and their families can come for the books, and stay for the lights."Alexa Jacobs, Author, Maryland Romance Writers Board Member
“Baltimore gave us an amazing opportunity to build a wonderful piece of art, something that has been in our minds for a long time, and we got to put it out into the world and share our creativity with everyone.”Justin Hutchinson, co-creator of DiscoBug
“This year’s combined celebration affirmed what we in Baltimore have long recognized – that this city has an unwavering commitment to innovation and artistic excellence."Donna Drew Sawyer, Chief Executive Officer of BOPA
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