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Lake Montebello Loop will remain car-free to allow people to exercise safely, enjoy whiskey cocktails at tree lighting

Kaleah Mcilwain

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Baltimore Update for Friday, December 3, 2021

Enjoy your start to the weekend with the December Highland Art Walk

The Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District invites you to the December Highlandtown Art Walk. There will be gallery tours, artist pop-ups, tastings, shopping, carry out dinner, free photos with Santa, and more. Check out the list of all the vendors, times and locations.

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(The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts)

See the Sagamore Spirit's annual tree lighting

Local distillery Sagamore Spirit is hosting its third annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Enjoy music, warm cider, whiskey cocktails and family-friendly activities including children's cookie decorating. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and the tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m.

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(Sagamore Spirit via Facebook)

Art lovers, check out this original art exhibition

Blkarthouse, an art start-up focused on increasing access and representation of Black artists on the market, invites you to the opening of an original art exhibition on Friday, December 3, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Motor House. The "Essence of a Black Woman" exhibition features 10 Black artists from around the country showcasing their original or commissioned artwork that speaks to varying perspectives and portrayals of Black women. The event starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are available online.

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(The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts)

What's happening this weekend in Baltimore

Do some holiday shopping and enjoy local art

Luann Carra Gallery in Fells Point is hosting its Annual Art Mart on Saturday, December 4, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Over 20 local artists are participating this year. You'll find paintings, photography, jewelry, knickknacks, holiday decor, mosaics, prints, hats & mittens, soaps, candles, and more. There will also be food and drinks available.

If you want to help families in need, drop off your unused items at the library

This holiday season, Baltimore County Public Library is accepting donations of new and unused items for families in need. Donations can be dropped off both in-branch and via curbside service during regular business hours — Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — through Monday, December 13. You can drop off toys, clothes, or food.

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(The Baltimore County Public Library)

In case you missed it

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that the Lake Montebello Loop will remain car-free to allow people to exercise safely. Since the pandemic the loop is frequented by walkers, runners, and bikers. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) was awarded a grant for Pandemic Response and Recovery. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NATO) grant will increase safety for people walking, biking, and traveling in Baltimore City.

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