Baltimore Polytechnic Student Wins 5th Annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize


— The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announced that the winner of the fifth annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize (The Fred) is Kailah Foreman, a senior at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.

The prize awards $1,000 to a Baltimore City student artist, as well as a stipend to produce a solo exhibition during the 37th annual Artscape, which takes place July 20-22, 2018 on Mount Royal Avenue and Charles Street. The winner is also invited to meet with the BOPA Youth Arts Council. Foreman’s work, will be on display on the median of Mount Royal Avenue in a portable gallery built by Open Works during Artscape.

The Baltimore native and visual artist along with five other students, worked hard to research and pioneer an AP Art studio program at Poly. Her work ethic as an artist and as a student leader, alongside her artistic process and technical ability make her this year’s Fred Lazarus Art Prize recipient.

The Fred is a competitive program that seeks to recognize and encourage artistic student talent in Baltimore City. Applicants must be high school students who live in Baltimore City. The prize is held in conjunction with Artscape and named in honor of the Maryland Institute College of Arts’ former long-serving president, Fred Lazarus IV. Mr. Lazarus was instrumental in launching the city’s annual Artscape festival, now the largest free arts festival in the United States.

Attracting more than 350,000 festival-goers annually, Artscape features a full schedule of performing arts including live concerts from national, regional and local acts on multiple outdoor stages; professional dance troupes and a wide variety of opera, theater, street theatre and classical music performances.

Additionally, the festival showcases visual artists from the Baltimore region and beyond through an artists’ market, outdoor & indoor exhibitions, prize programs and more. Admission is free.

For more information about Artscape or The Fred, visit