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Little Amal comes to Baltimore!

Walk with Little Amal from Patterson Park to Creative Alliance

Sat, Sep 16th 2:00 pm Meet in the Patterson Park Annex to Welcome Amal!

Free Event!

Little Amal
Join in The Walk with Amal!

Welcome Little Amal!
11-2pm | Make Art for Amal | Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave.
2-3pm | Welcome Amal in the Patterson Park Annex
3-7pm | Tianquiztli Street Festival | Outside The Patterson Theater, 3134 Eastern Ave.

On Saturday, September 16th, 2023 we meet in the Patterson Park Annex (the Little Park) to welcome Little Amal to Baltimore and show her a home away from home. Join us as she meets new friends, shares her story, and experiences the beauty of Latin American culture that is thriving here in Charm City!

Little Amal is a 12-foot puppet representing a 10 year old Syrian refugee child. She has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees. This September, Creative Alliance is honored to be a stop on Little Amal’s journey.

Over nine weeks this fall, Amal joins 1,500-plus artists at more than 100 artistic events across 35 towns and cities. The nationwide journey begins in Boston, MA, on September 7 and culminates on November 5 in San Diego, CA.

Creative Alliance along with Baltimore Center Stage, Love Groove Festival, Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, The Charmery, and CHEER (Community Health and Empowerment through Education) will welcome Little Amal to the city of Baltimore September 15-16.

Along her epic cross-country 6,000-mile journey, she will meet with a wide range of displaced and disenfranchised people, including North American Indigenous people, communities of color whose contributions to the story of America have historically been overlooked, recent migrants, and the ancestors of earlier immigrants, to learn more about the stories of the American people who established roots in these communities over the last hundred-plus years.

Story & Performance by Angie Gutierrez & Yesenia Mejia
Special Thanks to Hoesy Corona, Heather Keating, The Friends of Patterson Park

After the welcome experience in Patterson Park, join a procession to Creative Alliance to experience Tianquiztli, a special Latin American Artisan Market & Festival, where you and Amal can soak in the delicious tastes, powerful sounds, and wonderful colors of the artists and performers living and sharing their culture here in Baltimore.


Latin American Artisan Market & Festival Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Saturday, September 16th, 2023 | Rain Date: Sunday, September 17th
Location: In front of Creative Alliance on S. East Ave. | 3-7pm

This special Tianquiztli Market celebrates Latin American heritage! We close the street in front of Creative Alliance for a celebration of Latin American flavors, art, music, and traditions that have been passed down through the generations and are treasured here in Baltimore. Enjoy live performances, music, vendors, and traditional workshops that reflect the colors, sounds, textures, and flavors of many Latin American countries.

Tacos, tamales, arepas, pupusas, tlacoyos, mazamorra, corn, cachapa, bolo de fuba; all these delicious dishes have one ingredient in common – Corn. Its cultivation entails following the teachings of indigenous growing techniques by which the wisdom and ingenuity of our ancestors survive. Join us for a celebration of corn, where we learn together about the importance of corn to the Latin American community, and celebrate with lots of food, music, and crafts!

Featuring: Performances, Traditional Craft Vendors, Food Vendors & so much more! Find Out More! 




Festival y Mercado Gratis de Artesanías Latinoamericanas Celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Latinoamericana

Sábado, 16 de septiembre | Fecha de Lluvia: Domingo, 17 de septiembre
Locacion: Frente a Creative Alliance en la calle S. East Ave.

¡Este mercado especial de Tianquiztli celebra la herencia Latinoamericana! Cerramos la calle frente a Creative Alliance para celebrar los sabores, el arte, la música y las tradiciones latinoamericanas que se han transmitido de generación en generación y se atesoran aquí en Baltimore. Disfrute de presentaciones en vivo, música, vendedores y talleres tradicionales que reflejan los colores, sonidos, texturas y sabores de muchos países latinoamericanos.

Tacos, tamales, arepas, pupusas, tlacoyos, mazamorra, choclo, cachapa, bolo de fuba; todos estos platillos deliciosos tienen un ingrediente en común – Maíz. El maíz es un combustible sumamente importante para la economía de los Continentes Americanos, su cultivo conlleva a seguir la educación de técnicas de cultivo indígenas por las cuales sobreviven la sabiduría, inteligencia, e ingenio de nuestros ancestros. Invitamos a la comunidad a participar en la celebración del Tianquiztli: Festival del Maíz, donde aprenderemos juntas y juntos sobre la importancia del maíz en la comunidad Latinoamericana, celebrando con comida, música, y artesanía. 

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