The BIG Show was the very first Creative Alliance program that led to twenty-five years of artistic expression, community, cultivation of young minds, and so much joy. It all began in our original location in Fells Point in 1995 and, after a few moves, landed in the renovated Patterson Theater in 2003 to spur artistic development in Highlandtown. But, Creative Alliance is more than a location. It’s more than a building. It’s a force for positive change in Southeast Baltimore and beyond. It’s a community of artists and audiences that believe in the power of artistic expression. And so… even though there’s a lot going on in the world … The BIG Show Must Go On!
This event is all about our incredibly talented members! Each year we celebrate their talents, from those that have just joined Creative Alliance to those that have been with us since the beginning and are at the heart of our organization.
Digital Exhibition Link will be available on July 18th.
The BIG Show Drop-off & Video Submission: June 29 to July 3 (In-Person & Digital Submission)
The BIG Show Exhibition Opening & Variety Show: July 18, 2020 | 7-9pm (Virtual)
The BIG Show Exhibition on View: July 18, 2020 to September 14, 2020 (In the Main Gallery & Digital)
Find out more: THE BIG SHOW IS HAPPENING!
In honor of our 25th Anniversary, we are giving away 25 Creative Alliance membership's to artists and performers whose income has been affected during these times.
We ask you to join us in supporting that cause – click here to purchase a membership and we will make sure to gift it to an artist in need.
1. Fill our your submission form in advance.
2. Safely drop off your artwork at Creative Alliance between June 29th through the July 3rd, 11am to 6pm
(Drive up, hand your artwork to our team, we will take it from there!)
3. Enjoy the show and the perks!
**Please note if you are submitting artwork virtually we will NOT be able to list/promote your artwork for sale
1. Fill out your submission form and submit a digital image of your artwork.
The Big Show Variety Show is the wildest, wackiest show in B’more where the performers are…you! This year, we blast to the biggest stage in the world – the virtual stage.
All performance forms and styles are welcome (so long as they are suitable for audiences of ALL AGES). We welcome musicians, singers, clowns, jugglers, poets, contortionists, comedians, drag, full band performances, performance artists – the list is endless!
1. Fill out your submission form.
2. Record your video (up to 5 minutes) and submit it to us!