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Merry Mart 2015
Merry Mart is an annual juried holiday craft market that showcases high-quality handmade arts and crafts from indie crafters, such as members of the Charm City Craft Mafia, the Baltimore Etsy Street Team (BEST), and fine artists and craftspeople from Highlandtown and across the region.
This year's Merry Mart will be December 6th.
Art To Dine For Season is here!
Art To Dine For season of sparkling soirees is here! Our fascinating collectors, designers, artists, musicians, singers, dancers and arts lovers generously welcome you into their homes, lofts, studios or workplaces for an insider's view of Baltimore's vivacious art scene. Art To Dine For supports Creative Alliance's free and reduced artistic, youth education, and outreach programs.
– SEPTEMBER –
Metal Magic - Sat Sep 12 | 4-7pm
When sculptor David Hess built a house on 25-acres in Phoenix, he created a living laboratory for his artistic creations. David and his wife Sally host a BBQ and tour!
Stoop Storytelling Under the Arches - Thu Sep 17 | 6:30-9pm
Laura and Jessica reflect on 10 years of Stoop stories, share the secrets of true, personal storytelling, and invite guests to tell a tale.
Barn Dance! - Fri Sep 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
Carolyn Black-Sotir and Michael Sotir open their fabulous Phoenix barn for a night of eclectic line dancing!
Collect What You Love - Sat Sep 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
Get an insider’s tour of Susan and David Valle’s collected works by local and international artists Ruth Channing, Debra Donelson, Minas Konsolas, and Shelly Amsel.
SOLD OUT! - Off The Grid - Sun Sept 20 | 11am-2pm
SOLD OUT! Cassandra invites you to enjoy a late morning walk on the property, followed by an intimate sit-down brunch with Pikesville Rye sours. Be inspired by off-the-grid living!
2-Wheelin' Thursday - Thu Sept 24 Thu Sep 24 | 6-9pm
Scott Rosenberger and the guys spin tales around the beer cooler of tearin’ down and buildin’ up motorbikes in the back garage.
Meet Baltimore's A-List - Sat Sept 25 | 10am-2pm
Join historian Wayne Schaumburg for a walking tour of this magnificent space where people are just dying to get in!
Make It and Break It - Fri Sept 25 | 6-9pm
Master Folklife Artists share their traditions and teach you how to create and design your own brilliant piñata star with full tissue paper details.
Artful BINGEFEST! - Sat Sep 26 | 7-10pm
Tap your toes to Michael Harris’ “Hot Club of Baltimore DUO” original Gypsy Jazz music. Be dazzled by Karen’s glass bead-making demonstration and Mary and Jim Opasik’s fanciful sculptural objects.
– OCTOBER –
Lantini Party!- Fri Oct 2 | 8-11pm
Grab a Lantini and build a Parade Float! Fuel up with savory fare and hit the dance floor with music by DJ Sean Barber.
A Taste of Tradition - Sat Oct 3 | 12-3:30pm
Creative Alliance trustee Melinda Maluga and Sandra Clemens celebrate the best of Baltimore at their renovated townhouse in Canton.
All-Stars Rock the Warehouse - Fri Oct 9 | 6:30 - 10pm
The Stone Hill All-Stars perform in the most festive party space ever! Xibitz Exhibit Design & Fabrication warehouse is chock-full of props, lighting, sets, race car paraphernalia, handmade fountains, and more!
5-Spice Ka-Pow! - Sat Oct 10 | 6-10pm
Creative Alliance Trustee Kathleen McGinley turns over her South Baltimore kitchen to Phil Lee, who is by day an engineer and by night a “Chinese Supercook,” creating gourmet meals with complex favors
Autumn Idyll - Sat Oct 17 | 4-8pm
Join landscape artist and printmaker Mary Swann and her husband woodworker Josh Brumfield for a savory supper at Foxcat Farm in Monkton.
Water & Mirrors - Sun Oct 18 | 6:30-9pm
Join us for dinner at the Ruxton home and studio of internationally renowned photographer Connie Imboden.
Young Talent - Fri Oct 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
You can be sure Anne and Ben’s Roland Park home will be filled with art on the walls, videos to see, young musicians to hear, and food prepared by young chefs.
– NOVEMBER –
Ruth’s Little Black Dress - Sun Nov 1 | 5:30-8pm
An intimate seated dinner at the Apperson’s home. Ruth Pettus and guests discuss her work and travels aboard to Spain, Greece, Turkey, and elsewhere.
Garden Splendor & Song - Fri Nov 6 | 5:30-9pm
View the stunning garden from the many windows of the house, savor its beauty from the deck, gaze from a viewing platform near the house, or wander through it (sturdy shoes required).
Laugh Track - Sat Nov 7 | 6-10pm
Paul and Mary Streb offer their contemporary home in Columbia for an evening of stand-up comedy featuring a trio who’ll have you in stitches.
Wheel of a Good Time - Sun Nov 8 | 4-7pm
Guests can get down and dirty with clay and experiment at the wheel. Enjoy fresh salads and homemade dishes served on hand-made plates you can take home.