The 2018 season features an inspiring variety of distinctive parties in intriguing locations with fabulous art, luscious fare, spirited cocktails, and lively conversation. Art To Dine For supports Creative Alliance’s free education and community programs for children, youth, and families.
Please join us for as many parties as your calendar can hold!
AMERICAN SONGBOOK TRIFECTA
FRI SEP 7 | 6-8pm
Bolton Hill | $75
Beth Fredrick, Don Palmer, John McLucas, Lee Bowers, and Rob Helfenbein host another spectacular progressive party! Enjoy an evening of live music, specialty cocktails and mocktails, heavy appetizers and desserts in three of Bolton Hill’s loveliest homes. More Info & Tix
PSYCHEDELIC NOURISHMENT D BODY, MIND A SPIRIT LOW TICKET WARNING!
SAT SEP 15 | 6–9pm
Windsor Hills | $95
Enjoy a stimulating evening in the historic Windsor Hills home of Bill Richards and artist Edna Kurtz Emmet. Bill is a co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Psychedelic Research Lab, and Edna is an educator and inspired painter. Weather permitting, stroll among their garden ponds with a waterfall. Discover the intersection of science and the mystical through Edna’s Icelandic-inspired new works. More Info & Tix
ECO/ART COUNTRY PICNIC
SUN SEP 16 | 3-5pm
Hunt Valley | $75
Kick back picnic style at the contemporary home of Joe Meyerhoff and Dawna Cobb. Surrounded by peaceful gardens, fields, and woods, take in their collection of framed art posters, paintings (several by local artists), masks, and pottery. Meet designer/artist/activist Bridget Parlato, aka “The RecyQueen,” for an environmental exhibition, including art-from-trash installations and sculptures, anti-litter campaign posters, and her newest endeavor - jewelry made from reclaimed and recycled materials! More Info & Tix
MON SEP 17 | 6-9pm
Fells Point | $55
Mark Fitzgerald and Marla Streb invite you to their hand-crafted space, the Handlebar Café. Marla, X-Games World Champion and mountain bike Hall of Famer, shares tales of her champion bike rides. Take in the fascinating work of Baltimore artist Kelly Walker, check out the bike inspired handmade furniture by the owners, and peruse the bike shop. More Info & Tix
MEET BALTIMORE’S A-LIST
SAT SEP 22 | 10am-2pm
Station North | $55
Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore's first rural garden cemetery, now a mystical urban oasis, is a treasure trove of architectural beauty and a Who's Who of famous Baltimoreans. Join historian Wayne Schaumburg for a walking tour of this magnificent place where people are dying to get in! More Info & Tix
BRUNCH AMONG THE SCULPTURES
SUN SEP 23 | 11am-2pm
Roland Park | $100
Barbara and Sig Shapiro welcome you to their Roland Park home filled with an extensive and varied art collection that opens onto a carefully curated sculpture garden. More Info & Tix
VIVA LA FERMENTATION!
WED SEP 26 | 2-4pm
Belvedere | $85
Learn to make your own fermented salsa and kombucha in this hands-on fermentation demo – with a Mexican twist. Sip margaritas and snack on Mexican inspired hors-d'oeuvres while chef Lisa Joy Sachs teaches you the basics of fermentation in her home. All guests will leave with their own scoby for future fermenting endeavors! More Info & Tix
MIDDLE EASTERN FEAST A HOT JAZZ
THU SEP 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
Pikesville | $75
Photographers Aliza and Michael Friedman open their Pikesville home for guests to experience an evening of international arts. Peruse the couple’s beautiful, original collection from Israel, Nigeria, Thailand, Monte Carlo, China, South Africa, and India, while Aliza, who hails from Israel, prepares a scrumptious Middle Eastern dinner. More Info & Tix
RED HOT GLASS
THU SEP 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
Eastwood | $65
Work with nationally recognized glass blower Tim McFadden on a collaborative glass piece in a process that is both a performance and a festive party. As a team, the guests will design a work of art fashioned by Tim and his glassmaking buddies. More Info & Tix
FELT SO GOOD!
SAT SEP 29 | 11am-2pm
Butchers Hill | $65
Fiber maven Laura Vernon Russell and Creative Alliance Trustee Kini Collins lead you through the stress relieving and expressive art of needle felting! Learn the techniques of using barbed needles to adhere to colored wool and create a fabulous and fuzzy 2-D work of art. More Info & Tix
BALTIMORE IN THE BARN
SUN SEP 30 | 2-5pm
Phoenix | $75
Sculptor David Hess built his house and studio on 25-acres in Phoenix, Maryland. For most of his 32-year career, this has become a living-laboratory for large and small-scale sculpture and furniture commissions. You’ll have the opportunity to peek into the sculptural oasis, where David and his son Eli collect, experiment, and build using industrial and agricultural cast-offs from Baltimore City and Baltimore County. More Info & Tix
SAY IT WITH INK!
SAT OCT 6 | 6-8:30pm
Hampden | $55
Step inside Typecast Press, letterpress printers Mary Mashburn and Steve St. Angelo's studio in a lovely old mill building. Put on a printer’s apron and get ready to roll with the vintage presses. More Info & Tix
DANCE, MOVE, AND GROOVE THROUGH HISTORY
SUN OCT 7 | 3–6pm
Downtown | $65
Award-winning Baker artist and internationally recognized choreographer Vincent Thomas hosts a Marvin Gaye inspired, community dance celebration. Perfect for beginners! Vincent leads you in an interactive social dance workshop themed around current conversations in Baltimore. More Info & Tix
IMMERSIVE MYSTERY ART OPENING
SAT OCT 13 | 6–9pm
Bolton Hill | $125
An under-construction Grand Dame, its eccentric host and Submersive Productions invite you to an unpredictable evening where all your senses will be titillated, including the 6th. Expect an evening of surprises where a gastronomically unpredictable chef, a John Waters era artist, and your host bring intrigue into the night, inviting your curiosity and active participation. More Info & Tix
ABBONDANZA! SOLD OUT!
SUN OCT 14 | 4-7pm
Patterson Park | $125
Francesca Gallucci and Heather Keating’s scrumptious Italian dinner party is back! This year they team up with neighbor and feisty Baltimorean Jennifer Marsh for a peek inside her kitschy “Pewee Herman meets The Met” art filled rowhome. More Info & Tix
TREASURES FROM THE TOP
SUN OCT 21 | 5-8pm
Station North | $75
A reimagined 19th-century factory turned artist home and studio sets the scene for this unforgettable evening! Homeowners and esteemed sculptors Stewart Watson and Jim Vose share the personal stories behind their whimsical and historic collection and invite you to bring your own treasured heirloom or memory to share. More Info & Tix
SYRIAN COOKING WITH NOOR! LOW TICKET WARNING!
THU NOV 1 | 6:30-9:30pm
Roland Park | $85
Noor Shahnin, a native Syrian chef, hosts a celebration of Syrian culture and food in the 1903 home of Cindy Paradies and Larry Moscow. More Info & Tix
POSTERS & PROSECCO
SAT NOV 3 | 11am-1:30pm
Charles Village | $100
Hosts John Lessner and David Bergman invite you for brunch in their splendid Charles Village row home filled with late 19th and early 20th-century European posters. More Info & Tix
COME TO THE TABLE WITH KAL! SOLD OUT!
SAT NOV 3 | 6pm
Monkton | $125
Pull up a chair and prepare for an enticing dinner with political cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher, aka KAL! More Info & Tix
HOT ART, COLD CASH LOW TICKET WARNING!
SAT NOV 4 | 5-7pm
Guilford | $100
The inimitable Gary Vikan, former director of the Walters Art Museum, and Creative Alliance Trustee, will engage in a lively discussion on the ethics of antiquities acquisitions. More Info & Tix
THE MIND OF THE OBSESSIVE COLLECTOR
FRI NOV 9 | 6-9pm
Bolton Hill | $100
Take an extraordinary tour of an 1880’s Park Avenue home of two longtime Bolton Hill residents, John Kyle and Peter Satten, and see their collections up close and personal. More Info & Tix
THE ART OF THE DUMPLING! SOLD OUT!
SAT NOV 10 | 3-5pm
Woodberry | $85
Dara Hicks’ large and modern kitchen turns into a culinary classroom for one afternoon only! Roll up your sleeves and join Chef Alan Sui for a hands-on dumpling making lesson. More Info
BRUNCH WITH THE ART STAR
SUN NOV 11 | 11am-3pm
Mt.Vernon | $75
Artist Kelly Walker, founder of Artstar Custom Paintworks, hosts Sunday brunch in a renovated auto body shop turned luxury living space and artist’s studio. More Info & Tix
AREPAS: FROM THE CORN GRAIN TO THE SUN LOW TICKET WARNING!
Tue Nov 13 6-9pm
Federal Hill | $85
Get your hands in the dough at this one-of-a-kind arepa-making party! More Info & Tix
PAUL MOSCATT: AN ARTIST’S LIFE
FRI NOV 16 | 7-10pm
Station North | $60
Join us for the Baltimore premiere of Rediscovering Paul Moscatt, a documentary by filmmaker Khalid Ali about the life, work, and artistic vision of the prolific Baltimore painter and retired MICA instructor. More Info & Tix
BALTIMORE COMMUNITY ARTS INFUSION HOUSE PARTY!
SAT NOV 17 | 3-6pm
Mt. Washington | $55
John and Arlene Brothers open their home and their hearts, and invite you and your family to meet inspiring community artists from Baltimore neighborhoods. More Info & Tix