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Our Mission
The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs and engage in the creative process. We provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.

3134 Eastern Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21224

Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm




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Creative Alliance Rainbow Fest!

For the 5th anniversary of our fabulous LGBTQA Film Festival we are expanding into the Creative Alliance Rainbow Fest! This year, in addition to the thoughtfully curated films, we are including dazzling performances, witty comedy by beloved author Isaac Oliver, a wild Drag Party hosted by Betty O'Hellno, saucy happy hours, and more!


Congratulations to Maria Aldana, Creative Alliance Education Director!

We are happy to announce that Maria Aldana has been promoted to the position of Creative Alliance Education Director!

Upcoming Events

Previous Event

Screenwriters' Meet-Up with Elena Moscatt

4th Wednesday of Every Month

Aspiring and professional screenwriters join us for an informal meeting.

29 Days Later Film Project 2016 Kick Off!

Wed Jul 27

The teams competing in Dawn Campbell and Dean Storm’s nearly month-long filmmaking competition meet tonight, collect the props they all must use, and start filming!

Registration deadlines/rates:
$60 early bird by Jul 13
$75 regular reg by Jul 24
$80 late reg after July 24/at the door.
Registration includes 3 free tickets to the screenings.

Bombino w/ Caleb Stine & The Brakemen

Wed Jul 27

A night of Toureg guitar jams and honky tonk grooves to get your body moving


Rainbow Fest Happy Hour: Tiki Kiki

Thu Jul 28

Join us for a colorful tiki party at the Marquee Lounge to celebrate the Rainbow Fest kickoff!  This happy hour will be hosted by IRIS, who will introduce us to the work they’re doing in the Latinx LGBTQ community – and act as our island party guides!  Alcohol sponsored by Leblon Cachaca and Jagermeister, who will be on site with custom gifts to celebrate Pride and art in the LGBTQ community.  Guest bartenders from Baltimore and beyond will be slinging island-style drinks to high-energy music

Isaac Oliver: Intimacy Idiot (The Paperback Tour)

Thu Jul 28

Writer/performer Isaac Oliver's debut collection of essays, Intimacy Idiot, was hailed as "hilarious and unsparing" by New York Magazine, "transcendent" by Entertainment Weekly, "surprisingly moving" by Kirkus, and named one of NPR's Best Books of 2015. Oliver, a Baltimore native, returns to his hometown to celebrate the paperback release of Intimacy Idiot with a glass of pink wine, favorite stories from the book, and a few brand new ones, too.

Rainbow Fest Happy Hour: Break El Silencio

Fri Jul 29

The Trans* community faces injustice, bias, and violence every day.  Alcohol sponsored by Mezcal El Silencio, who will be on site with swag to celebrate Pride and art in the LGBTQ community.

A portion of the proceeds from this happy hour will benefit Trans* programs through Equality Maryland, the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, and Black Transmen, Inc, who all work to address inequities through advocacy, outreach, and other services.

Hot Shorts 1: Queer Time Machine

Fri Jul 29

This dramatic & documentary shorts program travels back and forth in time so that we reflect on where we’ve been and imagine where we’re going, all the while standing firmly in the now and examining where we are as LGBTQA communities and individuals.

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