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Creativity Center Grand Opening!

Sat, Nov 12th 11:00 am Creativity Center

Free for Everyone

Celebrate the groundbreaking union of our two buildings – The Patterson and the NEW Creativity Center!

Creative Alliance | Celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Creativity Center

On Saturday, November 12th, we invite Baltimore to wander through both Creative Alliance buildings to experience the best Creative Alliance has to offer and see highlights of what is to come!

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than opening all our doors, so you, your family, friends, and neighbors can dance, eat, create, and explore throughout the day! Get crafty with the Artesanas in the beautiful storefront classroom, watch cooking demonstrations from many countries in the teaching kitchen, and pop into a salsa, capoeira, or hip-hop lesson in the dance studio. The historic Patterson, with its bright and shiny refinished marquee, is also open! Listen to Sidewalk Serenades in the BUS stop, grab a cocktail in the Marquee Lounge, visit the exhibitions, and meet our NEW Resident Artists in their studios. There’s even free hot chocolate!

Performances & Classes:
Wombwork Productions
– opening libation and drum call, virtues and bucket drumming workshops
Larry & Joe – harp & banjo performance and singalong – Watch a video
Salsa class w/ Tabitha of Baltimore Salsa Dance Company
Hip Hop w/ Quante Thomas
Capoeira demonstration and class w/ Contra-Mestre Bohasha
Mexican Folkloric Dance
class w/ Anéjela & Jorje
Jóvenes en Acción 

In the kitchen:
Sushi, Tacos de Canasta, Ecuadorean Pastry, #CarrotDuggz w/ Farmer Nell of City Weeds & Bmore Green

Pop-up Performances:
Sidewalk Serenades in the BUS Stop, stiltwalkers, balloons, & magic

Kerplunk w/ the Artesanas – Papel Picado Flags
Explore the open Resident Artist Studios
Drag Storytime w/ Betty O’Hellno & Friends



  • 11am Drum Call & Libation Ceremony w/ WombWork Productions
  • 11:30am Live Painting by KOLPEACE
  • Noon-4pm Sidewalk Serenades
  • Noon-4pm Halal Food Truck
  • 11am-4pm Kerplunk! Free Art Making
  • 11:30am Sushi w/ Keith
  • 12:15pm Tacos de Canaste w/ Nayeli
  • 1:25pm Ecuadorian Pastry w/ Soela
  • 2-4pm CarrotDuggz w/ Farmer Nell
DANCE STUDIO (no street shoes)
  • Noon Salsa w/ Tabitha
  • 1pm Hip Hop w/ Quante
  • 2pm Jóvenes en Acción Demonstration
  • 2:15pm Mexican Folkloric Dance Class
  • 3pm Capoeira w/ Contra-Mestre Bohasha
  • 11:30pm Bucket Drumming w/ Wombwork Productions
  • 12:10pm Bucket Drumming w/ Wombwork Productions
  • 1pm Larry & Joe | Performance & Sing-a-long
  • 2pm Larry & Joe | Performance & Sing-a-long
  • 3pm Drag Storytime | Betty O'Hellno & Friends
  • Open Studios 12-2pm Melissa Foss
  • 1:30-3:30pm Hope & Faith
  • 1-3pm Hosey Corona
  • 2-4pm KOLPEACE
  • Exhibition The Walk: Murjoni Merriweather
  • Exhibition Beacon of Light
  • Marquee Lounge Bar is open
  • Free Hot Chocolate

Support the NEW Creativity Center
If you’d like to support the new programming in the Creativity Center please take a look at the New Building Registry and help prepare the space for the youth and families of Baltimore.
You can also make an easy donation directly to the campaign here. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Your contribution is essential to making the Creativity Center possible!

We want to hear from you
Do you have ideas or partnership suggestions for the Creativity Center? Email us at

Sign up for a class
Movement, cooking, art, and music classes are ready for you to join! Take a look and sign up for a class in the NEW Creativity Center today!


About the Creativity Center
Located directly across Eastern Avenue from The Patterson, the Creativity Center’s dance studio, classrooms, and professional kitchen offer accessible resources for all ages and backgrounds to engage in lifelong learning. Programs in the visual and culinary arts, performance, music, and movement showcase and share the rich, cultural traditions of our multi-ethnic community.

The multicultural hub expands Creative Alliance’s resources to offer exciting new opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage in the creative process.
Visit The Campaign For Creativity Center site for more information.

About Creative Alliance 
Baltimore’s cultural leader since 1995, Creative Alliance was founded to present and promote Baltimore’s wealth of creative talent; to make the arts accessible and a vital part of community life; and to engage artists and audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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