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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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Resident Artist Applications Due Feb 27

Creative Alliance is now accepting applications for its live/work studio Residency Program.


Black History Events!

Creative Alliance honors the diversity, complexity, and beauty of Black artists. We're not stopping at February... this celebration starts in January!

Upcoming Events

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Open Minds Winter-Spring 2017: CUBULAR

Feb 7-APR 27 | TUE & THU

The theme for this Winter-Spring 2017 session of Open Minds is CUBULAR! What is CUBULAR? Think of pyramids but cube-like! Young artists will explore sculptural forms, research the history of minimal arts, and build their own insect cubular-habitats (insects included)! Led by renowned teaching artists, Stevie Dissinger and Taha Heydari, Open Minds is proud to host special guest visits from Kids Drawing Zoo! The final exhibition and reception are on Thursday, April 27.

Walter Wolfman Washington Mardi Gras Blues Party

Thu Feb 23

Celebrate Fat Tuesday a few days early with one of the masters of New Orleans rhythm and blues, the great Walter Wolfman Washington.

7th Annual Johns Hopkins Black History Month Student Competition

Feb 24 – Mar 11

In collaboration with Johns Hopkins, the Creative Alliance hosts a Black History Month Student Competition featuring artwork by Baltimore public school students.  Students from kindergarten through twelfth grades create mixed-media works to depict the history of African Americans specific to Baltimore City. All entries are awarded cash prizes in support of their school’s arts programs, courtesy of the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Community Affairs Office.

2nd Annual Django Jazz Festival

Fri Feb 24 - Sat Feb 25

We packed the house for the first annual Django Jazz Fest last year. Our now annual tribute to Django Reinhardt and his musical compatriots, who continue to influence generations of musicians, returns bigger, bolder, Django-ier.

JUST ADDED: Saturday afternoon workshop 3-5 pm with Luthier Craig Bumgarner and festival musicians, followed by an open jam Location: Creative Alliance Marquee Lounge

Friday Feb 24th

Cultural Dance Cardio

Saturdays Jan 21 - Mar 25

Saturday dance classes return to the Patterson! Reggie Cole’s Cultural Dance Cardio Workout is a fun, vigorous dance workout that adds the flavor of African and Caribbean dance movement combined with the energy and rhythm of motivating music mixes to get your body moving non-stop!

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.

Old Style Irish Step Dance

Saturdays, February 4 - 25

Old style step dance is great for beginning dancers or percussive dancers from other genres who would like to try Irish Step Dancing!

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