Vivian Marie Doering is a Baltimore-based photographer and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. For the past five months leading up to Doors Open Baltimore 2017, Vivian has donated her spare time and photography services to capturing extraordinary images of this year’s participating sites.
Designed by architect Robert Cary Long, Jr. in 1845, the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue is the third oldest synagogue in the nation. Over the years, the building has served as a worship place for three immigrant communities as a German reformed temple, as a Lithuanian Catholic church and as a Russian Orthodox shul.
Baltimore is full of architectural gems dating from the 18th century to the 21st. While you’re exploring the city during Doors Open Baltimore, make sure to stop by these award winning projects, recognized by the American Institute of Architects Baltimore…
Recently celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) is one of many local sponsors dedicated to supporting Doors Open Baltimore 2017. BNHA protects, preserves, and promotes the Baltimore’s history and culture by encouraging visitation to historically vibrant yet overlooked neighborhoods while also providing grants for heritage tourism projects and programming.
East of the Fallsway in the Johnston Square neighborhood is one of Doors Open Baltimore’s newest sites, Charm City Meadworks (CCMW). Co-owners James Boicourt and Andrew Geffken launched their business in July of 2014, immediately becoming Baltimore first and only meadery.
Each year, Doors Open Baltimore exposes its volunteers to exclusive access to Baltimore’s most important buildings and behind the scenes glimpses into what makes an event like Doors Open Baltimore so special.