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sidewalk serenades 2021
Tue Mar 2

Creative Alliance staff came together in mid-March of 2020 and created a program to ensure that performance happened, and happened safely, in an environment where live performance seemed impossible. By the time the final Sidewalk Serenades note rung out, the program had placed 412 concerts on all corners of Baltimore and put over $65,000 back into the hand of the artists. This program created some real Baltimore magic thanks to you, the Baltimore community. The Serenades became a model for safe, equitable arts engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities all over the world were envious of how Baltimore came together to support its working performers. We know...because they called! And we shared how to start the program for themselves.

Now in March of 2021, exactly a full year after our first heart-wrenching show cancellation of many, we bring back the Sidewalk Serenades. An inspirational step in a hopeful direction for performers (and all of us) in Baltimore. With this new year of Serenades, we hope to create a Baltimore tradition, where the soul-stirring sounds of live music continue on street corners, front stoops, community parks, driveways, and sidewalks, and every pocket of the city, lifting spirits and bringing us together.

virtual front row
Mon Mar 1

Streamed LIVE from the Creative Alliance Theater, with incredibly high definition video and audio, Virtual Front Row is a ticketed performance series designed to provide as optimal a viewing experience as possible. Remember drums? Remember bass? This is a FULL band show mixed with your listening in mind. Crank the subs on that screen! These are the best seats on the internet, we promise.

Wed Feb 24

This summer Teen Council we will explore ARTivism as it pertains to us personally and in our community. The youth will then use their talents of visual and performing arts to collaboratively devise their own virtual ARTivism performance.

Thu Feb 18

The podcasts we created were to shed a light on the Baltimore Art scene and to highlight art inspired by black people for black people.


Upcoming Events

  • Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk: March 2021

    FRI MAR 5 4-8pm
    This Friday, Creative Alliance will be open for the Highlandtown Art Walk! Stop by between 4 and 8pm ... (read more)
  • Racial Justice Concert Series (Johns Hopkins Collaboration)

    Baltimore Boom Bap Society

    THU MAR 11 | NOON
    Join Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins ... (read more)
  • Caleb Stine

    Sidewalk Serenades | Close (But Not too Close) Personal Concerts

    SAT MAR 20 | NOON | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4:30PM | 5PM | 6PM | 7PM
    He helped us kick off the Sidewalk Serenades program in 2020, and we asked him to return to launch this ... (read more)
  • Brandon Woody and UPENDO

    Sidewalk Serenades | Close (But Not too Close) Personal Concerts

    SAT MAR 20 | NOON | 1PM | 2PM | 3:30PM | 4:30PM | 5:30PM | 6:30PM
    Brandon Woody and UPENDO perform with a spiraling, transcendent spirt, creating a vibration of Baltimore ... (read more)
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