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Art To Dine For 2017!

Art To Dine For 2017!
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"Celebrity Style” Luncheon Make-overs

The Ivy Hotel's fashionable restaurant, Magdalena, provides a stunning backdrop for this late-summer soiree hosted by Terri Turner and Robbye Apperson. Learn from celebrity Makeup Artist Reggie Wells as he demonstrates his incredible talents and skills by doing two make-overs! More Info



Progressive Party with 4-Play!

A very progressive dinner through four of Bolton Hill’s grande dame rowhouses. Hosts Kellie Welborn, John McLucas, Beth Fredrick, and Lee Bower invite you to move from home to home for drinks and food in each location. The night ends with a luscious and risqué performance by 4-Play hostess, Jacq Jones! More Info



Man Cave 

Go on a pilgrimage to Emory Grove, a post-civil war religious retreat in Glyndon, for an adventure back in time. Explore the real life adventures of Tom Bruggman and his son Twill in their self-proclaimed “Man Cave” filled with fine antiques and unique items lovingly restored by Tom. More Info 


Prosecco Picnic & Italian Supper (SOLD OUT)

Join Francesca Gallucci and Heather Keating for a classic Italian Sunday Supper! Enjoy bocce and bubbles in Patterson Park. Afterwards, walk across the street to feast on a cozy family style three-course meal in Francesca's traditional row home. More Info



Bytes and Bites

Artists Lynn Tomlinson and Diane Kuthy teach you how to make hand-made animated shorts using cut-outs and puppets on iPads in Carol Higgs’ Station North loft. More Info 


Handlebar Art

Mark Fitzgerald and Marla Streb invite you to their hand crafted space, the Handlebar Café. Marla, the X-Games Champion - World Champion - MTB Hall of Famer, shares tales of her champion bike rides. The evening festivities include heavenly wood fired pizzas, heavy appetizers, beer and wine. More Info



The Cocktails Are Coming! The Cocktails Are Coming! 

“Listen my children and you shall hear…” about the drinking habits and culinary tastes of the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution. More Info 


Paper Cuts & Simple Pleasures

Bask in the last warm days of fall at Walther Gardens, a lovingly restored nursery, home and garden boutique full of vintage charm and clever outdoor enclaves. Be inspired by the tranquil surroundings and artist/illustrator Annie Howe who will share her talent at paper-cutting. More Info


BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike)

Historic Baltimore, and Tom Orth from Friends of Druid Hill Park, lead a leisurely bike ride through Druid Hill Park. Pedal along the hilly paths, slow down and take in the beauty of Baltimore’s 745 acre urban oasis filled with natural art and historic architecture that Anne describes on the ride. More Info


Asian All Around (SOLD OUT)

Join Pierpoint's award winning Executive Chef Nancy Longo on an Asian culinary journey across multiple cuisines. Learn to make savory bites of Asian BBQ, eggrolls, sushi, Thai noodles, satays and dumplings. More Info


Wood You Like A Turn

Mark and Nancy Supik invite you into their professional woodturning studio, constructed in 1910, and guide you through your “turn” at the lathe to fashion your choice of projects: a beer tap handle, a muddler, or a garden dibble. More Info


Straight-Ahead Jazz, Jewelry, & Tapas

Gary and Elana Vikan welcome you into their home for a night of Straight-Ahead Jazz. Revel in an evening featuring Darius Scott, as he plays on the Vikan’s treasured Bosendorfer piano, and exchanges musical ideas with Resolution Trio, in this intimate setting. More Info



Nursery Natives

Paul Babikow, local nurseryman and 3rd generation part-owner of Babikow Greenhouses, gives you the insider Oakenshawe secret garden tour! Wander through Paul's home and delight in his unique and worldly art collection, including the works of Joan Erbe and Nancy Scheinman. Learn about native plants while you take a roving tour of the eclectic garden spaces of his neighbors. More Info



Silk Road

Sandi Gerstung hosts a playful culinary evening inspired by the travels of Marco Polo. Relax in Sandi’s Towson home graced with an outstanding art collection that ranges from Calder to Arp with pieces from New Guinea, Africa, and Australia’s Kimberly, while The Classic Catering People’s chefs take you on a guided culinary tour of cities along the Silk Road. More Info



Wondrous Women Create

Join co-Hosts Paula Whaley and Gracye Johnson for a tour of two station north spaces. Paula Whaley is every bit as eloquent when she works with Italian clay and surgical gauze, as her famous brother, James Baldwin, was with words. Whaley crafts dolls inspired by the women who influenced her life. Her haunting sculptures are infused with loss and love. View the emotional and magical dolls Paula creates and discover Gracye Johnson’s bold statement pieces. A psychotherapist, Gracye’s second career and passion is making unique sterling silver jewelry. More Info 



Singular Artistic Creation From A Dual Identity

Join Baker Artist Award winner Wendel Patrick/Kevin Gift in his home studio for an intimate performance and conversation about his duality as a classical musician and a genre defying music producer, all while enjoying cuisine from Trinidad and Jamaica, his parents' countries of origin. More Info 



Petal Pounder

Bring a hammer and an appetite for this party! Artists Kini Collins and Laura Vernon Russell teach you how a hammer can transform flowers into works of art with delicate colors and textures. More Info 



Pie Time!

Artist Lois Borgenicht opens her art-filled Roland Park home for you to flip over freshly baked pies by her son, Max Reim, proprietor of Pie Time. Max’s dessert pies feature seasonal fruits, and his savory pies are created with inventive, locally sourced fillings and herb infused crusts. More Info 



From Damascus To Baltimore (SOLD OUT)

Architects Jamie Snead and Steve Ziger open their renovated Baltimore home for guests to enjoy traditional Middle Eastern cuisine prepared by Iman Ashab, a former chef from Damascus who is now a Syrian war refugee living in Baltimore. Hear her compelling personal story, first profiled by writer Christy Macy for the International Rescue Committee, and learn how the city’s refugee community is enriching our urban culture. Historian Taylor Branch continues the conversation by highlighting the far-reaching impact of immigration on America’s democratic heritage. More Info 



Greek In The Village (SOLD OUT)

Join painter Minas Konsolas and his wife, arts promoter Peggy Hoffman, in Charles Village for a relaxing evening of art, music, food, wine, and conversation. Check out their spacious Victorian row home built with recycled bricks from the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. More Info 



Art, Architecture, and Poetry

Ilene and Michael Salcman have devoted their lives to art, poetry, and medicine. Enjoy their art collection, spanning from 1960 to just yesterday (Joan Mitchell to Gerhard Richter and Ken Okiishi), when you join our hosts for brunch in their art deco-meets-federalist 1937 home designed by Palmer and Lamden. More Info 



On The Road With Joyce J. Scott

Hop on a tour bus with MacArthur Genius herself, Joyce J. Scott, and travel to her latest exhibition in New Jersey at the sprawling Grounds For Sculpture. Joyce regales her fellow travelers with true tales of a Baltimore artist. Expect hilarity to ensue! Take a guided tour of the exhibition Harriett Tubman and Other Truths and wander the 42 acres of sculpture grounds. Following the tour, the group takes in a French meal at the splendid Rats Cafe. That’s not all - one lucky attendee leaves with a raffled Joyce J. Scott work of art, provided by Goya Contemporary. A day long adventure with one of the funniest, most humble, geniuses in the world. More Info


Meet our Creative Alliance Teen Council!

Meet our Creative Alliance Teen Council!
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Creative Alliance’s Youth Council premieres in 2017! This summer, we welcome seven local youth as Creative Alliance’s first ambassadors. YouthWorks and the Southeast Youth Collaborative provide job training to 128 Baltimore City youth. Nine organizations in Southeast Baltimore are part of the Collaborative, including the Southeast CDC, Banner Neighborhoods, Friends of Patterson Park, Living Classrooms Foundation, Patterson Park Audubon Center, Breath of God Church, Patterson Park Public Charter School, The Intersection and Creative Alliance.

“Summer Jobs Launch Careers” which describes the lasting effect that a productive summer job can have on a person.

The goal of the YouthWorks program is to prepare Baltimore’s City future workforce by helping young people gain basic workforce readiness and career-specific skills. Youthworks provides participants with the opportunity to:
- Earn money while gaining valuable, real-world work experience
- Experience a variety of career possibilities
- Develop positive work habits and attitudes that will help them prepare for future positions and a career
- Learn about the requirements of different jobs and explore future education and training options
- Interact with professional adults in a positive work environment
- To take part in basic financial education activities, youth will learn about checking and savings accounts, budgeting, credit and identity theft prevention.

Creative Alliance YouthWorks participants will:
- Gain a better understanding of the day to day operations, staff roles and staff responsibilities within the Creative Alliance.
- Learn about arts/business related training, college and career pathways from Creative Alliance staff and resident artists.

Creative Alliance Teen Council - YouthWorkers Bios

My name is Mariah. I'm going to be a sophomore in college, and I'm studying to become a journalist.

My name is Brunay. I go to Fredrick Douglas High School. When I'm done with high school, I want to become a Registered Nurse.

My name is Chavez. I like to play video games and sports.

I'm Indy and am a rising junior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, and I like to build things.

My name is Tershar. I am a ninth grader at Dunbar High School and I love football.

My name is Faith, I'm 15! I am an upcoming junior. I like to play basketball.

Edwin A. Perez is dedicated to promoting arts education, literacy, public service and helping young people to be successful. He enjoys working with students, parents, and staff at the Creative Alliance as a "Summer Avenger" and at Baltimore City College High School,where he serves as a Spanish teacher in the International Baccalaureate program.

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