Announcements / Jul 24th, 2019

2019 Art To Dine For Series is here!

Creative Alliance | 19th Art to Dine For

Creative Alliance’s highly anticipated annual Art To Dine For season presents an insider’s view of Baltimore’s fascinating and diverse arts community! 

The 2019 season features an inspiring variety of distinctive parties in intriguing locations with fabulous art, luscious fare, spirited cocktails, and lively conversation. Art To Dine For supports Creative Alliance’s free education and community programs for children, youth, and families.

Please join us for as many parties as your calendar can hold!

Click here to view a pdf of the invite!

The Parties!

Making, Baking & Breaking Bread  LOW TICKET WARNING!
SUN SEP 8 | 1-4pm | Lutherville | $100
Laura and Charlie Moore, co-founders of, welcome you to their bucolic Greenspring Valley home for a hands-on afternoon of bread making. Enjoy cocktails and light fare on the patio overlooking the Valley, then tie on your apron and roll up your sleeves as Sheryl Segal of Cosima demystifies the art of bread making in the Moores’ spacious, rustic kitchen. More Info & Tix


A Feast For the Senses SOLD OUT!
SAT SEP 14 | 6–9pm | Monkton | $125
Come take a walk through their garden and woodland paths of Creative Alliance Trustee Susan Gould and her husband, Bo Willse. Meet a menagerie of animals, enjoy a seated feast of food from their farm, and best of all, listen to the captivating melodies of Lea Gilmore! More Info & Tix


The Eclectic Collector LOW TICKET WARNING! 
SAT SEP 21 | 6-9pm | Pikesville | $125 
Jacqueline Copeland, longtime museum educator and now Director of Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, and her husband, René Copeland, invite you to their Pikesville home for an intimate evening of art. Gather for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on their wrap-around outdoor deck and then explore three floors of their impressive art collection. More Info & Tix 

Co-hosted by Robbye Apperson.


SUN SEP 22 | 2-5pm | Southwest Baltimore | $55
What makes the Baltimore food scene so fascinating? Our local culinary community is passionate about flavor — and also about people! Join Chef Dominic Nell of The Food Project for an afternoon exploring the City Weeds urban garden, snacking on tasty fare, listening to music, and feeling the love for Baltimore! More Info & Tix

Co-hosted by Francesca Gallucci.


Persian Calligraphy with Nahid  SOLD OUT!
THU SEP 26 | 6-9pm | Station North | $85
Enjoy a presentation from Nahid about the history and modern transformation of Persian calligraphy while indulging in delicious Persian delights from Orchard Market Café and admiring the Romanesque arches and dramatic views of Penn Station from artist Carol Higgs’ Station North loft. More Info & Tix


Nageirebana: Japanese Flower Arranging SOLD OUT!
SAT SEP 28 | 11am-2pm | Butchers Hill | $75
Back by popular demand! Creative Alliance Trustee and artist Kini Collins and artist Laura Vernon Russell provide all you need to create your own Japanese floral masterpiece to take home. More Info & Tix

Co-hosted by Creative Alliance Trustee Cheryl Casciani, Lydia Pecker & Carl Johnson.

The Rothman House  SOLD OUT!
THU OCT 3 | 6:30-9:30pm | Mt. Washington | $100
Music, cocktails, and a swanky seated dinner hosted by Neil Kahn and Jennifer Berk in their one-of-a-kind mid-century home. Located in a beautiful woodland setting and filled with an interesting and eclectic collection of African and fine arts, the house was designed by Charles Goodman, a famous modernist architect. More Info & Tix


Drums Along the Gwynns Falls SOLD OUT!
SAT OCT 5 | 10am-1pm | Southwest Baltimore | $55
An evening of African drumming and collaborative expression — no experience required! Step inside Wallcraft, a renovated church that now houses a small collective of artists who restore historic plaster, architectural details, murals, and more. More Info & Tix

Co-hosted by Anne Draddy.


Dutch Sex in the City: Red Lights, Oliebollen, & Rembrandt  SOLD OUT!
SAT OCT 12 | 6-8:30pm | Bolton Hill | $100 
Enter the old world of Holland through Creative Alliance Trustee Kristin Seeberger’s 1880s Baltimore Grand Dame rowhouse. Feast on Dutch specialty foods that have not made it to the United States. In the parlor, engage in a lively discussion of the Dutch Masters with Cara Ober, creator of BmoreArt. More Info & Tix

Co-hosted by Creative Alliance Trustee Vicki Vaughn and Christian Mulder.


A Fantastique French Feast  SOLD OUT!
TUE OCT 15 | 6-9pm | Fells Point | $100
An evening for novices who’ve always wanted to learn the art of French cooking! Join Nancy Longo, chef of Pierpoint restaurant and James Beard Humanitarian Award finalist, in creating several courses of classic French dishes. More Info & Tix


Sculpture Al Fresco  SOLD OUT!
THU OCT 17 | 6-9pm | Pigtown | $65
Artists Rodney and Narda Carroll fashioned a remarkable urban oasis in the heart of Pigtown. Their stunning sculpture garden and studio in a 19th-century factory building showcases Rodney’s metal sculptures of international acclaim. His sculptures include the Willie Don statue in the Inner Harbor, Firebird at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and others throughout the country. More Info & Tix

Co-hosted by Barbara and Lou Denrich.

Homage to India  SOLD OUT!
SAT OCT 19 | 6–8pm | Ellicott City | $85
It’s a family affair, as Creative Alliance Trustee Ajit Apte and his wife, Uttara, share their coveted family recipes for traditional Indian cuisine! Savor multiple dishes from Central India, including Indian street food. Ajit and Uttara will discuss the ingredients and preparation of each unique course. More Info & Tix


Baltimore’s Gem: Betty Cooke SOLD OUT!
SUN OCT 20 | 2-4pm | Bolton Hill | $175
Creative Alliance Trustee and artist Lat Naylor opens his modern and spacious Bolton Hill brownstone for an evening with renowned Baltimore jeweler Betty Cooke! More Info & Tix

Co-hosted by Clare Gorman and Dickie Gamper.

SUN OCT 20 | 4-7pm | Monkton | $75 
Music lover and arts enthusiast Patty Bond and Beginning Farmer Training Program co-founder Cathy Tipper host an afternoon in the country at Roberts Roost, Cathy’s sustainable farm in Monkton. Tour the property, enjoy the stunning sunset views, and snack on delightful locally sourced and homemade finger foods. Live honky-tonk and folk tunes fill the air from two of Baltimore’s favorite musicians, Arty Hill and Caleb Stine. More Info & Tix


Sing Your Heart Out  LOW TICKET WARNING!
SUN OCT 27 | 2-5pm | Mt. Washington | $55
Sheila and Shaun Callahan invite you to their art-filled and eclectic “Papermoon Diner meets Pee Wee’s Playhouse” Victorian home for a good-natured sing-a-long! Gather ’round the piano for some timeless classics: Frank Sinatra, Carole King, Elton John, The Beatles, Bill Withers, and more. More Info & Tix


Papercuts & Sweet Treats SOLD OUT!
TUE OCT 29 | 6:30-8:30pm | Lauraville | $85
Be inspired by the season with artist/illustrator and paper-cutting master Annie Howe! Make your very own papercut artwork to take home, using one of Annie’s designs as a template. Satisfy your sweet tooth with indulgent desserts and a bubbly cocktail while admiring M. Jordan Tierney’s mixed-media artworks that adorn the gallery walls. More Info & Tix

Co-hosted by Creative Alliance Trustee Julia Kim Smith & Scott Smith.

Meet Baltimore’s A-List SOLD OUT!
SAT NOV 2 | 10am-2pm | Station North | $55
Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore’s first rural garden cemetery and now a mystical urban oasis, is a treasure trove of architectural beauty and a who’s who of famous Baltimoreans. Join historian Wayne Schaumburg for a walking tour of this magnificent place. More Info & Tix

Co-hosted by Creative Alliance Member Virginia Kearney, with assistance from Creative Alliance Trustee Rachel Edds.

Hand-Stitched Sunday  SOLD OUT!
SUN NOV 3 | 2-4pm | Lauraville | $55 
Learn about the vast weaves, fibers, and decorative treatments of traditional Japanese fabric at Domesticity, Baltimore’s only modern fabric store. Owner Christina Brunyate walks you through a sewing pattern for a Japanese-inspired haori, a kimono jacket, and gives a brief lesson on sashiko, a decorative Japanese hand stitch. More Info & Tix


Literary Legends: A Walking Tour  SOLD OUT!
SAT NOV 9 | 10am-1pm | Mt. Vernon | $55
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural legacy of Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon Cultural District with a walking tour! Maryland Humanities tour docent Michele Alexander highlights literary luminaries who lived in the neighborhood, such as Edgar Allan Poe, HL Mencken, Upton Sinclair, and Gertrude Stein. More Info & Tix


Suminagashi & Books! SOLD OUT!
SAT NOV 9 | Noon-4pm | Union Mill | $75
Janet Maher, artist and Loyola University Maryland professor emeritus, demonstrates traditional methods of Asian bookmaking and the floating ink method of paper marbling. Grab a drink and delicious Asian fare as Janet walks you through making your own flutter book with suminagashi paper covers and beautiful stab-binding designs. Then create your own marbled papers. More Info


Brunch with the Art Star  LOW TICKET WARNING!
SUN NOV 10 | 11am-3pm | Mt.Vernon | $85
Immerse your senses in the work of Kelly Walker, founder of Artstar Custom Paintworks, as she welcomes you into her fun and funky body shop turned artist studio and luxury living space for an art-inspired brunch. More Info & Tix


Soul Food & Transcendent Rhythms SOLD OUT!
SAT NOV 16 | 7-9pm | Hamilton-Lauraville | $75 
Float away with Afro House founders and the Astronaut Symphony! Nestled within the beautiful tree-lined streets of Hamilton-Lauraville is Scott and Alisha Patterson’s charming 1938 colonial home. More Info & Tix

Co-hosted by Sally Scott, Jimmy Potash, Larry Moscow & Cindy Paradies.

Dinner With Fran: Italian Sunday Supper  SOLD OUT!
SUN NOV 17 | 4-7pm | Patterson Park | $150
In true Art To Dine For spirit, we welcome Francesca Gallucci’s (Dinner With Fran) newly remodeled kitchen into the family with an Italian feast! More Info & Tix


Swing into the Holiday Spirit, Obsessive Style! SOLD OUT!
SAT NOV 23 | 6-8pm | Bolton Hill | $125
Collectors, John Kyle and Peter Satten, are back showcasing their fabulous Bolton Hill Grand Dame filled with eclectic collections acquired over 30 years. To inspire your holiday groove: see the 13 ft tree, meticulously decorated with vintage and family pieces; listen to — and sing with — a performance by members of the Baltimore Men’s Chorus; dine on Sicilian delicacies provided by Chef Donna Crivello of Cosima; and meet artist Suzanne Burger who will share her unique and quirky holiday ornaments. More Info & Tix


Art Posse Level or higher Members receive a 10% discount to 3 or more different parties.
Solo, Duo or Art Star Members receive a 5% discount to 3 or more different parties.
Become a member today! Member discounts for Art To Dine For events are not redeemable online. To redeem discount please call our box office at 410-276-1651.

Art To Dine For supports Creative Alliance’s free education and community programs for children, youth, & families. 
Can’t attend an event? Consider making a gift in honor of the host or party here!