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keep creativity blooming in baltimore
Tue Mar 30

As Spring transforms our city, you can be transformed by the power of art! Even in the midst of a pandemic, Creative Alliance has forged ahead to celebrate diverse communities, inspire future artists, and support creative expression in Baltimore! 

Please consider helping us reach our spring fundraising goal of $30,000. Your gift will support our hardworking staff, essential operations as we prepare to reopen, and our ongoing innovative programs. 

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sidewalk serenades 2021
Tue Mar 2

Creative Alliance staff came together in mid-March of 2020 and created a program to ensure that performance happened, and happened safely, in an environment where live performance seemed impossible. By the time the final Sidewalk Serenades note rung out, the program had placed 412 concerts on all corners of Baltimore and put over $65,000 back into the hand of the artists. This program created some real Baltimore magic thanks to you, the Baltimore community. The Serenades became a model for safe, equitable arts engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities all over the world were envious of how Baltimore came together to support its working performers. We know...because they called! And we shared how to start the program for themselves.

Now in March of 2021, exactly a full year after our first heart-wrenching show cancellation of many, we bring back the Sidewalk Serenades. An inspirational step in a hopeful direction for performers (and all of us) in Baltimore. With this new year of Serenades, we hope to create a Baltimore tradition, where the soul-stirring sounds of live music continue on street corners, front stoops, community parks, driveways, and sidewalks, and every pocket of the city, lifting spirits and bringing us together.

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virtual front row
Mon Mar 1

Streamed LIVE from the Creative Alliance Theater, with incredibly high definition video and audio, Virtual Front Row is a ticketed performance series designed to provide as optimal a viewing experience as possible. Remember drums? Remember bass? This is a FULL band show mixed with your listening in mind. Crank the subs on that screen! These are the best seats on the internet, we promise.

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Wed Feb 24

This summer Teen Council we will explore ARTivism as it pertains to us personally and in our community. The youth will then use their talents of visual and performing arts to collaboratively devise their own virtual ARTivism performance.

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Upcoming Events

  • OLA BELLE REED VIRTUAL SONGWRITING RETREAT 2021

    Ola Belle Festival Weekend 1 | April 16-18

    SAT APR 16- 18 | Weekend 1 pass only available for purchase until APR 22 | 7PM

    WEEKEND 1

    The Ola Belle Reed Songwriting Retreat pays tribute to Ashe County, North Carolina Native and long-time Maryland resident National Heritage Fellowship Award and IBMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Old Belle Reed. North Carolina and nationally renowned songwriters on staff are excited to share their techniques in craft and art with you. Whether you are an experienced songwriter or about to write your first song, these retreats will help you add skills to your own magic, with detailed concepts, practice and instruction.

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  • Josanne Francis (Steelpan)

    Sidewalk Serenades | Close (But Not too Close) Personal Concerts

    SAT APR 17 | NOON | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM | 7PM
    The sun is up. Spring is here. You need some steelpan music to set the tone for your year! Born and raised ... (read more)
  • Organic Destruction

    @ The Main Gallery

    On View: APR 17 - MAY 29
    On View: APR 17 - MAY 29 Opening Day In-person Viewing: APR 17 | NOON-5PM (Drop-in) Opening ... (read more)
  • Rufus Roundtree & Da’ Bmore Brass Factory (APRIL)

    Sidewalk Serenades | Close (But Not too Close) Personal Concerts

    SAT APR 17 | NOON | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4:30PM | 5:30PM | 6:30PM | 7:30PM
    Are you ready for a mighty brass band sound and swagger that evokes the Second Line tradition of New ... (read more)
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