Visual & Literary Arts

Student painting on canvas


Bluejays & Poets

Bluejays and Poets is Johns Hopkins University’s award-winning poetry & performance club. Built on the spoken word traditions of Black and queer folks, B&P aims to create a space for all students, especially those of marginalized backgrounds, to explore the page and stage in a supportive environment.

Out of the Blue Jay Literary and Arts Magazine

Out of the Blue Jay is a student-run literary & arts magazine that publishes semesterly issues. We welcome works spanning all genres and mediums of writing and art, including (but not limited to!) prose, poetry, screenplays/plays, paintings, drawings, comics, films, songs, and mixed media. To view previous issues, submit work, and join our editorial board, please visit:



The bARTimore at Hopkins student group is a mural-based club that seeks to bridge the gap between Hopkins students and the Baltimore community through Baltimore mural art. Our goal is to create and display Baltimore inspired mural art on campus.

Hands on Fiber Arts

The purpose of Hands on Fiber Arts is to learn and build a repertoire of skills in order to create any wearable item from scratch. Through exposure and practice, members help each other learn to create items of their choosing — from picking materials to finishing touches. Each finished work serves as a fruit of our combined efforts, and a stepping stone for future, even greater works.

Photography Club

The Photography club exists to provide an outlet for students to express their creativity and to share and develop photography skills and experiences. We hope members will promote creativity through photography, share and critique peers’ photographs, improve technical skills, and spread the love of photography throughout the Hopkins community. We aim to cater to all types of photographers ranging from prospective to professional. To find out more:


Center for Visual Arts

The Center for Visual Arts was stablished in 1974 as an arts workshop and is now an academic program in the Kreiger School of Arts and Sciences.