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Baltimore festival features immigrant, refugee art


"Community" art piece displayed at last year's "International Family Day." (Courtesy The Walters Art Museum)

Saturday’s event is intended to provide a platform for students to tell their family stories through art and raise awareness about Baltimore’s growing diversity, according to Lindsey Anderson, Walter’s Community Outreach Coordinator.

The day kicks off with an interactive paint mural project called “Panoramic Neighborhood Prints,” where attendees are encouraged to stencil in and paint distinctive characteristics that define Baltimore neighborhoods. Other activities include an RYP talent show, a photography exhibit “Dear Baltimore,” by Patterson High School Students and a screening of “On One Field,” a documentary by Mauricio Osirio. The film captures the ties built between Baltimore refugees and immigrant families through a mutual love of soccer.

“International Family Day” is free and open to the public from 12-3 p.m. at The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium. The Walters is located near MTA bus lines (Nos. 3, 11, 31, 61, and 64) and the Centre Street Light Rail stop. Street parking is free in Mt. Vernon on Sundays.

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