1 West Mount Vernon Place Opening Celebration

June 16, 2018, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
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In celebration of the opening of 1 West Mount Vernon Place, the Walters is hosting a free block party featuring an opening ceremony and an array of special programs. Visitors of all ages are invited to tour the transformed space and enjoy art demonstrations and a variety of performances. The opening ceremony takes place at 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.-noon
Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting with “The Band” Marching Unit

Noon-1 p.m.
Ceramicist Roberto Lugo throwing clay on a wheel as DJ James Nasty spins records

Noon-1 p.m.
Ceramicist Herb Massie and crew raku firing ceramics

Clay Games: Cheer on local ceramicists as they compete in quick, quirky and playful clay challenges

1-1:45 p.m.
Live music from Rufus Roundtree and Da B’More Brass Factory

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Live music from The All Mighty Senators

All day fun

Food Trucks
Mr. Souvlaki
Dizzy Cow Pizzeria
The Local Oyster
Icedgems Cupcakes
Edible Favors

Vendors & Partner Booths
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Ceramicists
Baltimore Clayworks
Maryland Historical Society
Maryland Humanities
Cool Progeny
Peabody Institute
Enoch Pratt Free Library
The Community College of Baltimore County

Download the 1 West Mount Vernon Place App

To enhance your experience of 1 West, the Walters created a free, digital app that provides information on the house, the people associated with it, and the objects on display on the first floor.

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Forget your phone? Checkout devices are available at the Security Desk on the Lower Level of 1 West Mount Vernon Place.


June 16, 2018


11 a.m.–4 p.m.



Member Price