Where are you located?
Inside The Patterson Theater, a historic converted one screen movie house that the Creative Alliance has called our home since 2003. Completely renovated, the Patterson Theater now houses visual art galleries, a performance space, artist live/work residency space, classrooms, and a bar.
Our address is 3134 Eastern Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21224
Are you cash only?
No. We accept all major credit cards at our box office and bars. There is an M&T and Bank of America within walking distance.
Are exhibitions and opening receptions free?
Where should I park?
There is unmetered street parking around Creative Alliance.
Limited parking is available for purchase in the lot on East Ave. across from The Patterson Theater and behind Apex Counseling Center. Parking is available Monday from 6pm-2am, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday from 7pm-2am, and Friday, Saturday evenings from 6pm-2am and Sunday starting 1 hour prior to showtime until 2AM. Spots are $8 for the evening and can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person.
Are you handicapped accessible?
Creative Alliance strives to be an accessible, welcome space for all audiences. Our building has an elevator to the second floor, and the first floor, which includes our main gallery, performance space, bar, and bathrooms, are all wheelchair accessible. Since shows can either be fully seated, fully standing, or a combination of the two, audiences with any accessibility concerns are encouraged to contact the box office at 410-276-1651 so we may ensure the best experience possible.
What is the theater seating like?
Performances at the Creative Alliance are fully seated, or a combination of seated with room for dancing.
Is your space all-ages?
We are an all-ages venue. On occasion, we host events that included content that is only appropriate for audiences 18+.
Do you have a bar?
Yes. Our performance space has a bar inside and for larger events, we will open our Lounge space.
Are there hotels/restaurants nearby?
Yes. Here's a list
Do I have to print my e-mailed tickets?
Tickets can be shown on your phone at the door, printed at our front desk, or printed at home.
Do you offer any refunds or exchanges?
We do not offer refunds unless the event or workshop is canceled. We can offer exchanges but please be ready to provide the other event you’d like to exchange with. Charges may apply depending on differences in exchanged ticket prices. We can only exchange tickets once.
Why is there a ticket fee?
We use a secondary service to handle our ticket processing fees. Our patron service fees are much lower than most other venues and enable Creative Alliance to utilize a ticketing database as a benefit to our customers and our organization. We strive to offer the best possible service to our Creative Alliance family. We appreciate your continued support of Creative Alliance.
For all tickets purchased online or over the phone, an additional patron service fee of $2-$5 per ticket is added to each ticket. There is no additional fee for tickets purchased in person, in advance (ending 3 hours before doors).
Should I get my ticket in advance?
Shows do sell out, so act now!
For sold out shows, we often have last minute seat availability. Interested parties may place their name on a wait list in-person starting 1 hour before show time and will be accommodated on a first come-first serve basis. NOTE: There is no guarantee that anyone on the wait list will receive entry to performance.
Do I have to be a member to attend an event?
Everyone is welcome at Creative Alliance events! Members receive extra bonuses like invitations to special events, discount tickets, and the knowledge that they are supporting the arts in Baltimore! Find out more about Creative Alliance membership.
What do I get for being a member?
Members get a variety of discounts and other perks and that warm inner-glow that happens when you support the arts . Click here for a full list of membership benefits.
How can I exhibit my art at Creative Alliance?
Become a member of Creative Alliance and you can exhibit an artwork and/or perform in our annual Big Show event. Our main gallery is invite only except for the annual members’ exhibition, The BIG Show. Members also have an opportunity to apply to exhibit in the Amalie Rothschild Gallery on the second floor.
I’m a member and I don’t know what my username or password is. Can you help?
Please call the Creative Alliance at 410-276-1651 during our business hours and we will walk you through any log in issues
How do I let you know I’m a member?
Bring your membership card, provide your name to the frontdesk to confirm your membership.
How can I become a Resident Artist?
We accept applications for the Resident Artist Program once each year at the end of February. Interested artists submit documentation of their work, a one-page letter of interest, an artist statement of no more than one page, provide references, and agree to submit to a credit check. Applications are posted on our website in early January. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the Annual Resident Artist Open House in February to get a better idea of the spaces and activity level of the building. Selected residents begin their tenure in June/July of that same year.
Do you pay your residents? Are the spaces free to the selected artists?
The residency program is a lease-based program where artists pay approximately 51% of market value for their space per month. While there is no stipend for residents, each artist has the opportunity to earn money by working with our education programs, or through the sale of their artwork in Corridor Gallery outside of the resident studios.
Do you have short-term residencies? How long do residencies last?
All of our residencies begin with a 1-year commitment. If the artist is proving to be a contributing member of the resident community, and wants to continue on, their residency can be extended for up to 3 years (total) at the discretion of Creative Alliance.
Do you have to live at Creative Alliance to be a resident?
We encourage all artists to live at Creative Alliance during their residency in order to take full advantage of the built-in community of artists.
How many residents are there at any given time?
There are 8 separate live/work studio spaces. We do allow for partners to live with the selected artist, which often means there are more than 8 people in residence at any given time.