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Our Mission
The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs and engage in the creative process. We provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.

3134 Eastern Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21224

Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm




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Creative Alliance Resident Artist Update!

Creative Alliance houses eight live/work resident artist spaces on the second floor of The Patterson. We select emerging, midlevel, and established artists who work in a variety of media and are producing several extraordinary, innovative projects right now! Read the recent accolades of our current residents and bios of four new resident artists who are moving in this summer!


Creative Alliance Rainbow Fest!

For the 5th anniversary of our fabulous LGBTQA Film Festival we are expanding into the Creative Alliance Rainbow Fest! This year, in addition to the thoughtfully curated films, we are including dazzling performances, witty comedy by beloved author Isaac Oliver, a wild Drag Party hosted by Betty O'Hellno, saucy happy hours, and more!

Upcoming Events

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Rainbow Fest Happy Hour: Tiki Kiki

Thu Jul 28

Join us for a colorful tiki party at the Marquee Lounge to celebrate the Rainbow Fest kickoff!  This happy hour will be hosted by IRIS, who will introduce us to the work they’re doing in the Latinx LGBTQ community – and act as our island party guides!  Alcohol sponsored by Leblon Cachaca and Jagermeister, who will be on site with custom gifts to celebrate Pride and art in the LGBTQ community.  Guest bartenders from Baltimore and beyond will be slinging island-style drinks to high-energy music

Isaac Oliver: Intimacy Idiot (The Paperback Tour)

Thu Jul 28

Writer/performer Isaac Oliver's debut collection of essays, Intimacy Idiot, was hailed as "hilarious and unsparing" by New York Magazine, "transcendent" by Entertainment Weekly, "surprisingly moving" by Kirkus, and named one of NPR's Best Books of 2015. Oliver, a Baltimore native, returns to his hometown to celebrate the paperback release of Intimacy Idiot with a glass of pink wine, favorite stories from the book, and a few brand new ones, too.

Rainbow Fest Happy Hour: Break El Silencio

Fri Jul 29

The Trans* community faces injustice, bias, and violence every day.  Alcohol sponsored by Mezcal El Silencio, who will be on site with swag to celebrate Pride and art in the LGBTQ community.

A portion of the proceeds from this happy hour will benefit Trans* programs through Equality Maryland, the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, and Black Transmen, Inc, who all work to address inequities through advocacy, outreach, and other services.

Hot Shorts 1: Queer Time Machine

Fri Jul 29

This dramatic & documentary shorts program travels back and forth in time so that we reflect on where we’ve been and imagine where we’re going, all the while standing firmly in the now and examining where we are as LGBTQA communities and individuals.


Fri Jul 29

Directed by: Brian O'Donnell and Sasha King

Life Drawing

Every Saturday

Creative Alliance and Artists Housing, Inc. take turns hosting life models for the drawing community. Sessions are held both at the Creative Alliance or Gallery 1448 at 1448 E. Baltimore Street – please check listings and website for last minute location shifts.

KERPLUNK OUTSIDE! Free Family Art Drop-In

3 Saturdays JUN 25, JUL 30 & AUG 27

This summer we take Kerplunk! – our FREE family art drop-in open for families and kids of all ages – into the streets of our neighborhood!

On July 30th, in honor of Rainbow Fest, artist Joseph Faura helps helps kids & families create their own person pride flags! What are you proud of?

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