Baltimore Japan Art Festival (BJAF) is an annual event that showcases contemporary Japanese art & culture.
BJAF 2019 featured guest artist
illustrator / art director
A Tokyo-based artist known for her use of vividly chromatic and Japanese/American pop-culture inspired imagery. Her work includes album covers, music videos, character/fashion design, advertisements, editorial illustration, soft-vinyl figures and manga production. She is the art director for the electro-pop duo ORESAMA and a member of THINKR's "POPCONE" creative team.
September 26 - October 22
Julian Allen Gallery (3rd floor MICA Fox Building)
1305 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
October 3-6, 2019
Disco Computer x BJAF
The Crown - 1910 N Charles St
Japanese music dance party featuring DJ Es & Nick Stropko (Nippon Leagues, NYC)
$5 at door / 21+ (facebook)
Thursday 10/3
9pm - 2am
「 WILD PARTY 」 opening reception
Julian Allen Gallery (3rd floor MICA Fox Building) - 1305 W Mt Royal Ave
Opening reception for Utomaru's solo exhibition「 WILD PARTY 」
free with RSVP
Friday 10/4
7pm - 10pm
A Conversation with Utomaru
MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center - 131 W North Ave
interview/Q&A hosted by Alex Fine (Baltimore-based illustrator)
$12 advance / $15 at door
Saturday 10/5
6pm - 9pm
B•A•D Night | Adolescence of Utena
The Crown - 1910 N Charles St
film screening hosted by Utomaru & Baltimore Anime Denizens
free (facebook)
Sunday 10/6
6pm - 9pm
Station North Arts District | Baltimore, MD
The Crown (1910 N Charles St)
Julian Allen Gallery - 3rd floor MICA Fox Building (1305 W Mt Royal Ave)
MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center (131 W North Ave)
MICA Events
There is limited space for the「 WILD PARTY 」opening reception and A Conversation with Utomaru.

Please RSVP & purchase advanced tickets for both events starting Friday, 9/13 via our Eventbrite page.
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Highlights from BJAF 2018
  • Featured guest illustrator Yusuke Nakamura
  • Blue / Now / New exhibition
  • Aki Matsuri (family-friendly outdoor event)
  • New York Japan CineFest film screening
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