The BIG Show Exhibition Opening & Variety Show

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The BIG Show Exhibition Opening & Variety Show

SAT JUL 18 | 7-9pm
Event Type: Exhibitions


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… 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. 

We invite you to join this live event to watch our members perform, see highlights from the member exhibition hung in our gallery (Yes! actually hung on our gallery walls), and celebrate 25 years of BIG Show exhibitions!
Even an evil virus won’t stop our members from creating and sharing their art with the world. This exhibition and show is designed to celebrate your artistic voice, creativity, and imagination! 

Are you interested in submitting a piece or artwork or a performance? Here are the important dates and submission links!

Celebrate our talented Creative Alliance Members! Watch the wildest, wackiest show in B’more.


The BIG Show exhibition will be hung in our main gallery. Members’ will safely hand off their artwork to our staff, which will be hung in the main gallery. Artwork will be professionally photographed by us for additional inclusion in a digital exhibition. Creative Alliance will showcase all pieces included, promote those for sale, and highlight our included members throughout the duration of the exhibition. The BIG Show Exhibition Opening & Variety show will highlight artwork in the exhibition AND performances from our talented members!

Important Dates:

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)


SAT JUL 18 | 7-9pm| Facebook Live


There's still time to submit!

Artwork (Safe Drop-Off)

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! 


Artwork (Digital Submission) 

**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. 


Performance (Digital Submission) 

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!

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