This year’s 10X10 Exhibit, like so many other events, will look a little different this year.  To ensure the health and safety of students, teachers, and families, we have decided to take 2021’s 10X10 Exhibit online.  We know that the artworks submitted will undoubtedly be just as powerful and meaningful as the years before.  

The theme for the 2021 10X10 Exhibit is VOICE.  With so much going on in the world today, the need to listen to the voices of our youth is paramount, especially because the decisions we make today will impact the world our children will grow up in tomorrow.  For this exhibit, we invite students and teachers of Baltimore City Public schools to think about ways art, in its many forms can be used to inform, create discourse, and further understanding.  This call for art encourages students to use whatever creative outlet suits their preferred art process, their intended message, or their call to action.  How do you use your VOICE through the arts?  Is it through dance, poetry, visual art, music, or film?  

This exhibit is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to have important conversations with students about timely and relevant topics and issues happening all around them while also empowering these students to share their thoughts and ideas with others creatively.  Arts Every Day has partnered with the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the One Book Baltimore Program to offer teachers and students access to programming and resources related to 2020 selection: We Speak For Ourselves by D. Watkins.  


  • Must be a current Baltimore City Public Schools teacher or student (PreK-12) OR an organization working with Baltimore City Public School Students
  • Visual art and photography (file types accepted: .jpg, .jpeg, .png)
  • Submissions may include original posters created by a student artist
  • Videos, video performances, or short films must be no longer than three (3) minutes, with a file size 2MB of less (file types accepted: .mp4, .m4v (MPEG-4), .mov)
  • Poetry/spoken word poetry, and art books will be accepted 
  • Photographs of 3D works will be accepted 


View and Print PDF Flyer for Open Call Here



Students, teachers and organizations- if you need assistance with submitting, photographing, or formatting your work, have multiple works to submit, or would like to drop off your work in person, please contact Betty Gonzales at 10X10Exhibit@gmail.com and we will be happy to work with you!



One Book Baltimore is a collaboration among several local organizations to provide opportunities for Baltimore City 7th and 8th graders, their families, and community members to connect through literature by reading the same book. Discussions and programming will be held across the city this fall to spark conversations focused on peace and how to promote change in our community.

Southern Rites”
On view: October 15 – February 6

American photographer Gillian Laub (b. 1975) has spent the last two decades investigating political conflicts, exploring family relationships, and challenging assumptions about cultural identity. In Southern Rites, Laub engages her skills as a photographer, filmmaker, and visual activist to examine the realities of racism and raise questions that are simultaneously painful and essential to understanding the American consciousness.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC’s) Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) is pleased to provide this screening opportunity to the teachers, administrators, and classrooms of all CADVC’s Educational Outreach Program Partners in collaboration with Arts Every Day’s 2021 “VOICE” project now through Feb. 6, 2021. The film accompanies the concurrent gallery exhibition by the same name at the CADVC. 

We Speak for Ourselves with Kondwani Fidel
October 14 @ 5pm

Kondwani Fidel, a Baltimore native and spoken word poet, uses the power of storytelling to confront education reform and civil rights all over the world.  He will share the journey of finding his voice. 

Storytelling and Artmaking: Million Man March Celebration for Kids
October 17 @ 12-1pm

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March with a live storytelling reading by author Kelly Starling Lyons of her book, One Million Men and Me, experiencing the legacy of that powerful day through the eyes of a little girl who was with her daddy the day black men made history.   Hear a speech from a youth activist that participated in the March, view protest buttons from the museum’s online collection and create your own cardboard protest button with craftster Reba Goodal. 

 3rd Annual Youth Conference on Social Justice
October 17 @ 1-5pm

Featuring special guest speakers:

  • D. Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Beast Side and We Speak For Ourselves
  • Lady Brion, international spoken word artist
  • Joquetta Johnson, award winning high school educator for Baltimore County Public Schools

This event is open to youth ages 11-18 years old. 

Teaching Tolerance provides FREE resources to educators—teachers, administrators, and counselors—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use the materials to supplement curriculum, inform their practices, and create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants. Their program emphasizes social justice and anti-bias.

For more information about the exhibition, sponsorship opportunities, or simply need assistance with submitting your work, please contact: 
Betty Gonzales, Communications and Development Coordinator and 10X10 Exhibit Organizer at 10X10Exhibit@gmail.com