Sin categorizar / Ago 9th, 2021

Art To Dine For 2021

Dear Art To Dine For Fans!

This year marks the 21st anniversary of Creative Alliance’s Art To Dine For series! For over two decades we have gathered to celebrate art, culture, community, and delicious food, with every ticket bought going directly to support our free community arts programs. To help us reach our goal while continuing our focus on our community’s collective health, our 2021 Art to Dine For events will be held outside, virtually, or in small host-led private parties.

In addition to more than a dozen Art to Dine For events, on November 14 we will be holding an Art to Dine For series special event: Dine Across Baltimore. Supporters can host their own private Art to Dine For Party and invite fellow supporters for cocktails, pizza, or a sit-down dinner party. Creative Alliance will supply a party package to all hosts for guidance and ideas, those invited by the host will purchase tickets directly from Creative Alliance, and there will be entertainment live-streamed from the Patterson Theatre to every Dine Across Baltimore party.

As always, proceeds from Art to Dine For support Creative Alliance’s free arts education and community programs that serve Baltimore students and their families. In this unusual year, we are looking to you, our  Art To Dine For family, to help us reach our fundraising goal

Sincerely, The Art To Dine For Committee

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COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY: To promote the safety of our Art to Dine For participants and community, we are requiring all guests to be vaccinated for events. By purchasing a ticket you are confirming that you are fully vaccinated (at least 2-weeks post full vaccination) and assume any health and safety risks associated with in-person events. Hosts may require masks due to the ongoing health crisis of COVID-19.


The Parties! 


THU SEP 16 | Fall Flowers on Falls Road

Enjoy a crisp fall with beer, wine, and soft drinks combined with serene dried floral arranging and delicious snacks provided by the Good Neighbor crew. Featured in Bon Appetit magazine, Good Neighbor has created a peaceful, Zen-infused environment with excellent food and home goods in the heart of Hampden. Bring your own small vase or container and create your own dried flower arrangement. The advice of the onsite greenhouse team will help to make it extraordinary. This event is outdoors, so dress for the weather! Tix & Info


SAT SEP 18 | Bayside Mosaics SOLD OUT!

Join artists and nature enthusiasts Cinder Hypki and Laura Vernon Russell for an afternoon exploring North Point State Park’s shoreline where archeologists have found evidence of human occupation dating back 9,000 years. Beachcomb along the Chesapeake Bay for pebbles, glass, stones, bones, and other treasures. After a picnic lunch from DiPasquales, transform your finds into a mosaic masterpiece. Tix & Info


SUN SEP 19 | Forest Bathing

The pandemic taught us the importance of slowing down and reconnecting with our surroundings. Join Ted Martello, a certified guide in Nature and Forest Therapy, on a slow walk through the woods to seek calm and quietness amongst the trees by using your senses. Immerse yourself in nature and reflect on your own unique connection to the woods. At the end of the walk, there will be a ceremony with tea made from foraged plants followed by a refreshing lunch. Tix & Info


FRI SEP 24* | Campfires, Crankies, and KAL!

*Note: This event was originally schedulled on FRI SEP 17

The night begins at golden hour on the serene farm of Susan Gould and Bo Willse. Wander the grounds for magical discoveries and several performances by firelight located around the property. Campfire fare, toasty treats, and more await you! Tix & Info


FRI SEP 24 | And Now, For My Next Act SOLD OUT!

It’s never too late to be who you are. Artist Alma Roberts began her painting career at age 62! Learn about her creative process, what inspires her, and how she became a painter later in life at a cocktail party hosted by Ken and Elizabeth Rice. Several of Roberts’ abstract paintings will be on display for you to admire as you sip a refreshing cocktail and dream about your next act in life. Tix & Info

SAT SEP 25 | Your Little Piece of Heaven

Nora Bundy and Leslie Kirkland host a “Build-It” party at The Loading Dock, where even the food is a work of art! Close your eyes and imagine your little piece of heaven…a beach, a forest, a meadow, a glade. Artists Kini Collins and Laura Vernon Russell help you bring your vision to life as they guide you to create low relief sculptural landscapes from reclaimed materials. All followed by a build your sandwich lunch. Tix & Info


SUN SEP 26 | Out of the House & Into the Woods! SOLD OUT!

Chef Chris Amendola is a licensed forager and when he is not in the kitchen, he is in the woods. It was his love for the outdoors that inspired his acclaimed Hampden Restaurant Foraged Eatery – a chef’s love for finding food in nature combined with a love for cooking flavorful food. Chef Chris leads you and a small group of 15 on a foraging adventure! Learn the basics of foraging, mushroom hunting, safety protocol, and identification. Tix & Info


SUN SEP 26 | A Taste of History

Join us at a beautiful and recently restored Civil War-era gristmill in Monkton, MD for a Taste of History! Lauren Calia and Angelo Otterbein host a delicious feast complete with period fare and musicians that will transport you to another century. Charles W. Mitchell, author of Maryland Voices of the Civil War and Travels Through American History in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages, will regale guests with tales of the Civil War, such as how a cross-dressing pirate sailed a hijacked steamer to the Confederacy and why a pair of one-armed generals shared a pair of gloves. Tix & Info


SUN OCT 3 | Biking the Northern Jones Falls Trail Low Ticket Warning!

Have you noticed the bridge over west Northern Parkway? It’s part of the final 3-mile section of the Jones Falls Trail! The full trail now runs for 10 miles, from the Inner Harbor to Mt. Washington Village and this final section, which runs from Cylburn Arboretum to the Kelly Avenue bridge, was recently completed. It’s great for cyclists who prefer lovely shade on a safe trail away from city streets. Tix & Info


THU OCT 14 | Stolen Art and Stories of Survival

Towson University College of Fine Arts and Communication hosts the premiere screening of Bombers and Masterpieces: Recovering the Life, Art, and Diary of René Gimpel with an introduction by Holocaust scholar and the Director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Sol Davis. Nosh on tiny kosher knishes and sample wines from France and Israel as you engage in a Q&A with TU Film Professor Greg Faller and producing partner Lillian Bowers. Tix & Info


SUN OCT 17 | Ancient Ice SOLD OUT!

Spend the afternoon immersed in the recent work of sculptor John Ruppert, inspired by his experience in the High Arctic. During the Summer Solstice of 2019, he participated in a residency on a sailing vessel off the Archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. While in the Arctic, he witnessed the vanishing ice and documented it through photography and sound. Ruppert channels the forces of nature in his artwork, and his experience in the Arctic expands his artistic practice into a new frozen territory. Tix & Info


SUN OCT 24 | Alchemy of Movement SOLD OUT!

Join Goya Contemporary Gallery and kinetic sculptor, Paul Daniel, for a tour of the artist’s studio, as well as a demo on how to bend metal and silver solder. La Cuchara provides Basque inspired pintxos along with beer & wine at Paul’s spacious studio where his kinetic sculptures are created with an eye toward balance and movement. It will be a moving experience! Tix & Info


FRI OCT 29 | Living With Art SOLD OUT!

Artist Erin Fostel and Councilman Ryan Dorsey invite you to their home for a hearty, family-style dinner surrounded by their collection of Baltimore art. Tour their home, including Erin’s studio and Ryan’s garden, and engage in lively conversation about their love of Baltimore as they share tips on how to be a casual art collector. Experience the joy and enrichment of surrounding yourself with art in your everyday life, while you dine on delicious home-cooked chicken accompanied by ingredients right from their own backyard. Tix & Info


SAT OCT 30 | Literary Walking Tour of Mt. Vernon Cultural District SOLD OUT!

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, including Edgar Allan Poe, H.L. Mencken, Upton Sinclair, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein. Take in the glorious architecture as you stroll through the ambrosial parks and cobblestone streets of one of Baltimore’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Tix & Info


FRI NOV 5 | West African Cooking with Mera Kitchen

A virtual cooking class live from Mera Kitchen. Join Chef Emilienne as she teaches how to create a delicious vegan and glutten-free peanut stew dish called Tiguèteguè (as it’s called in the Dyula language, spoken in Burkina Faso). Chef Emilienne walks you through the steps in making this Burkina favorite in your own home. Tix & Info


You can support 2021 the Art To Dine For series! 


$50 Gift | Provides free online classes for 2 youth
You receive a PDF of Creative Alliance’s Community Cookbook, which features some favorite
recipes from Art to Dine For hosts, chefs, performers, friends, and staff.
PLUS, we will send along 5 new recipes for 2021!

$250 Gift | Supplies free art materials and activity packs to 25 students
You receive a PDF of Creative Alliance’s Community Cookbook, which features some favorite
recipes from Art to Dine For hosts, chefs, performers, friends, and staff.
PLUS, we will send along 5 new recipe cards for 2021!

$500 Gift | Supports one session of Keplunk! our family-friendly weekend art class
You receive all of the above, plus a kitchen essentials kit curated by a guest chef.

$1000 Gift | Supports two Creative Cooking classes for 25 youth
You receive all of the above, plus a bouquet of traditional Mexican corn husk flowers,
hand-made by the Artesanas.

$2,500+ Gift | Provides 50 youth a field trip to a local arts or cultural organizations
You receive all of the above, plus an original piece of food-themed artwork
by the Art To Dine For 2021 illustrator and Baltimore artist Pam Haner.

Click Here to Make a Gift! Please note: Creative Alliance staff will contact you with more details on the delivery of listed benefits.


Thank You to our incredible Art To Dine For Series Sponsors!

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Venable LLP

Barbara & Lou Denrich

Anne Stone

Cheryl Casciani

Bonnie Copeland

Steve Ziger & Jamie Snead


Party Sponsors & In-Kind Donors

Kim Battista
Cheryl Casciani
Anne Draddy & Ben Frederick
Foraged Eatery
Greg Faller
The Fox Den
Good Neighbor
Goya Contemporary
Jenny Hope
The Loading Dock
Maryland Humanities
Julia Kim Smith
Maxine Stitzer
Towson University College of Fine Arts & Communications
Palma Wilson