Announcements / Jul 22nd, 2023

Art To Dine For 2023

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Dear Art To Dine For Fans!

The 24th season of the Creative Alliance’s Art To Dine For series is kicking off! For almost a quarter of a century, the creative community of Baltimore has joined together for this legendary series of events where people come together to create and celebrate our community with art, music, and delicious food. This year we are excited to offer 22 events in locations throughout Baltimore, from a Texas Honky Tonk Barn dance in Butler, MD to an Aperitivo All‘italiana with opera performance in Bolton Hill. The range of events for this season is our most diverse yet!

Every ticket purchased directly supports Creative Alliance’s free arts education and community programs that serve Baltimore students and their families.

The Art To Dine For Committee

View the Invitation!

NEW THIS YEAR: Creative Alliance Members have first dibs on Art To Dine For Tickets! On Sunday, July 23rd at noon, we announce our series of sparkling soirees that raise funds for our free community and youth programs. With 22 creative experiences happening this fall in exclusive locations, there something for everyone to enjoy. Join or renew today to have access to tickets for 48 hours before the general public AND receive discounts on all the events.

Art To Dine For Tickets
On Sale for Members: SUN JUL 23 | 12pm
On Sale for All: TUE JUL 25 | 12pm


The Parties! 

FRI SEP 8 | 6pm | Bolton Hill
Aperitivo Allitaliana | SOLD OUT!
Host: John McLucas

SAT SEP 9 | 6pm | Windsor Hills
Psychedelic Frontiers  | SOLD OUT!
Hosts: Edna K. Emmet & Brian Richards

SUN SEP 10 | 4pm | Old Goucher
Wander & Wonder in Old Goucher | SOLD OUT!
Host: Farida Hughes 

SUN SEP 10 | 5pm | Patterson Park
Abbondanza Returns! | SOLD OUT!
Italian Sunday Supper & Storytelling
Hosts: Bill Eggbeer & Francesca Gallucci

SUN SEP 17 | 5pm | Highlandtown
Studio Time with Katie Pumphrey + HEX Superette | SOLD OUT!
Hosts: Katie Pumphrey + HEX Superette
Sponsors: HEX Superette

FRI SEP 22 | 6:30pm | Mount Washington
Your Brain on Art  | SOLD OUT!
Host: Susan Magsamen, Julia Kim Smith, & Scott Smith
Book Sponsor: Barbara Denrich | Sponsor: First Floor Graphics

FRI SEP 22 | 6:30pm | Butler, MD
Texas Honky Tonk at Mistfield Farm
Host: Brian Flowers & Eliza Gould

SAT SEP 23 | 11am | Cold Spring
The Art of Wellness
Hosts: Michele Alexander & Helen Baylin

THU SEP 28 | 6:30pm | Mayfield
Living with ArtSOLD OUT!
Hosts: Erin Fostel & Ryan Dorsey
Sponsor: Jon Laria

SAT SEP 30 | 7pm | Harbor East
Host: Diane Sypolt

THU OCT 5 | 6:30pm | Butchers Hill
Mystic Poetry: | LOW TICKET WARNING!
The Exuberant Art of Being a Person
Hosts: Carl Johnson, Lydia Pecker, Sue Colley, & Kini Collins

SAT OCT 7 | 11am | Mount Washington
Between Layers | SOLD OUT!
Host: Idalee DiGregorio

SUN OCT 8 | 2pm | Druid Hill
Wind & Water Works | LOW TICKET WARNING!

Hosts: Paul Daniel & Amy Raehse

THU OCT 12 | 6pm | Canton
NIHAO! Chinese Fusion in the Heart of Canton  | LOW TICKET WARNING!
Hosts: Chef Peter Chang, Chef Dong Liu, Jessie Su, & Amy Seto

FRI OCT 13 | 5:30pm | Monkton
Fire, Enamel, Metal: | LOW TICKET WARNING!
Jewelry Making with Luci Jockel
Hosts: Greg Faller & Laura Malkus

SUN OCT 15 | 4pm | Guilford
Written Lines, Drawn Lines:
A Chat with Gary Vikan & KAL
Hosts: Gary & Elana Vikan

WED OCT 18 | 6pm | Highlandtown
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party | SOLD OUT!
Hosts: Bettina Perry & Kimberly Battista

THU OCT 19 | 6pm | Cedarcroft
An Evening of Music with Baltimore Choral Arts
Host: Neal Naff

SAT NOV 4 | 12pm | Cockeysville
Eco/Art Country Picnic | SOLD OUT!
Host: Dawna Cobb & Joe Meyerhoff

SAT NOV 11 | 1pm | West Baltimore
A Trip Through the Past, A View Of The Future
Host: Savannah Wood, Afro Charities & Tabitha Atkins, Cross Street Partners
Sponsor: Tabitha Atkins, Cross Street Partners

SAT NOV 18 | 4pm | Bolton Hill
SAK PASE! A Celebration Of Haitian Art & Cuisine | SOLD OUT!
Host: Lisa Summers & Chris Ryder


Please Note: Most of these events take place in private homes and historic buildings that can be challenging for wheelchairs and those that need handicap access. Accessibility notes are included on each event page on our website. Please feel free to ask for additional details at   



A special thank you to all the hosts for generously providing fascinating and creative events!


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

Anne Stone

Barbara & Cheryl Casciani

Bonnie Copeland

Barbara Denrich

Rachel Edds 

Jamie Snead & Steve Ziger

Diane Sypolt

Palma Wilson


Art To Dine For In-Kind Donors:
Total Wine, Dr. Sheri Youngblood, Diane Keener, Pure Raw Juice, Refocused Vegan, Janna Morton, First Floor Graphics, MOM’s Market in Timonium

You can support 2023 the Art To Dine For series! 

$50 Gift | Provides free online classes for 2 youth

$250 Gift | Supplies free art materials and activity packs to 25 students

$500 Gift | Supports one full session of Kerplunk! our family-friendly weekend art class

$1000 Gift | Supports two Creative Cooking classes for 25 youth

$2,500+ Gift | Provides 50 youth a field trip to a local arts or cultural organizations

Click Here to Make a Gift!



Invitation Artwork by Katie Pumphrey  |  IG: katiepumphreyart

Katie Pumphrey is a Baltimore artist and former Creative Alliance artist-in-residence (2011-14). Her paintings, sculptures, and installations use abstraction and imagery to explore the tensions and the connectedness between human instincts and play. Her works have been exhibited in galleries across the US, including solo exhibitions in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Key West. In 2009, she graduated from the Maryland Institute College of art with a BFA in Painting. In addition to the Creative Alliance, she has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Studios of Key West, and Gallery Four. Pumphrey is also an ultra-marathon open water swimmer, with notable swims including the English Channel (2015, 2022), around the island of Manhattan (2017), and the Catalina Channel (2018)— those three swims make up the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Her work is deeply connected to this aspect of her life, and her experiences in the water greatly influence and drive her work.