In addition, our location offers easy access to the collections of the finest museums and galleries in the country. MICA offers regular, inexpensive bus trips to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia.
Baltimore has the charm, sophistication, and amenities of a major city, but the neighborly feel of a town. There are all-night diners, avant-garde theatres, independent film festivals, ethnic restaurants, family-friendly open-air concerts and movies, gritty clubs, quirky coffeehouses, and John Waters. In 30 minutes, you can drive from the urban bustle of Baltimore’s Greek-town or Little Italy to Maryland’s vineyard and horse country.
Baltimore offers something for just about every taste and interest. You can buy groceries fresh from one of many city markets or directly from a street vendor’s pony-drawn cart. A brisk walk through Baltimore’s business district will take you from the one-of-a-kind, family-run Italian grocery Trinacria to a Whole Foods Market.
Baltimore is also probably the last urban place in America where high-ceilinged, well-lit studio space is still available and affordable for artists. The city's neighborhoods each have their own distinctive culture, architecture, and charm.
The Baltimore Collegetown Network’s Web site (www.baltimorecollegetown.org) is also a great resource if you want to hang out with people who aren't artists; the site has a complete schedule of what’s happening at the region’s colleges and universities, and you'll also be able to find information on everything from arts/culture to restaurants/clubs and sports/recreation.