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The Best Outlet For Creative Expression in Baltimore

In strictlybaltimore on December 12, 2012 at 10:37 am


Creative Alliance

If you’re a known artist or up-and-coming you already know about the Creative Alliance. The Creative Alliance is a non-profit organization who presents and promotes all genres of art in Baltimore.

Located in Fells Point at the corner of Patterson Park, on 3134 Eastern Avenue, their building can be seen by their flashing lights and marquis.

Since 1995, they have been a positive force of creative and cultural expression in the city. If you have a voice, they want to hear it. If you have an instrument, they want you to play it. If you have a work of art, they want to help you showcase it. If you have a dance, they want to groove to it. If there’s a poem, they want to snap to it.

Creative Alliance hosts hundreds of programs, performances, screenings, and workshops for people to attend. Most are open to the public but some are exclusive to members.

Becoming a member costs as little as $40, but $25 if you’re a student with valid ID.

Creative Alliance hosts hundreds of events a year that are always looking for volunteers for support. If you want to help elevate the creativity of this city, you may want to consider joining.

As well as hosting, the Creative Alliance also hubs a number of group meetings in their space as well. For instance, the Baltimore Songwriter’s Association meets up in the Creative Alliance building during their bi-weekly meetings. If you’re looking for a high traffic and high quality site to rent for an event, you can book your next event at the Creative Alliance building.

Also you can rent their premium quality media equipment to make your next movie into a blockbuster.

If you want to get involved, you can start small by attending a few of their programs and then work your way up to being a full-fledged member. You can always support the arts by donating to the organization as well. Creative Alliance also offers a residency program for artists looking to cultivate their talent.

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Missing Lyrics and Melodies – A Community Helping to Cure Your Writer’s Block

In strictlybaltimore on December 10, 2012 at 10:40 am


The Cure For the Writer’s Block?

Do you have writer’s block or constructed a great instrumental but no lyrics to compliment them? The Baltimore Songwriter’s Association is here to offer ideas on how to create the song you envisioned.

The way the group has structured the event, it is a safe environment to share your piece. Each person comes in with the mindset of asking questions to understand your thought process then create feedback to help with conveying your message properly. Not only do they offer in-depth critiques of your work but also gives people creative exercises and activities to help people from writer’s block. They only ask that you come in with an open mind and with an understanding that everyone is there to help each other.

Songwriter’s of all levels meet up on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month to get together to go over each other’s work and offer support. They meet at 3134 Eastern Avenuethe Creative Alliance Building @ 7:30 PM. The meetings are free and open to the public but must be a member to offer a song. To become a member costs $25 and can be paid online.

If you are looking to make that next step in becoming a better songwriter, come to their bi-event. The next one is tonight. If you are free come down and check it out.

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Show Your Voice

In strictlybaltimore on November 19, 2012 at 9:32 am
Open MIc Night

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night!

Have new lyrics you want to sing? Have a poem to recite? Can you make people laugh? Know a great scene from a play or movie that you just want to act out? Then step out of your youtube channel and come do it live. Tonight is your night to show it to the world! 

Germano’s Trattoria, an Italian restaurant in the heart of Little Italy, has an open mic night tonight from 7:30-9:00 PM. Hosted by opera and cabaret singer Jennifer Blades and pianist Michael Sheppard to keep the atmosphere fun and light.

Music accompaniment can also be arranged for singers if sheet music is provided upon sign up.

There is a $10 cover for the event but no drink or food minimum.

So, if you’re looking to see the upcoming talent of Baltimore, want to express yourself, or just looking for something fun to do tonight then come check out the open mic night! Don’t let your magic mic be the one that gets all the action.

Spots and seats at this event are limited so call Germano’s @ 410-752-4515 to make reservations and book your spot.

WHERE: Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High St., Baltimore, MD 21202
11/19, 7:30 – 9 PM
WHAT: Open Mic Night! Express yourself. $10 cover Emcees by Jennifer Blades and Michael Sheppard. Please send your sheet music prior to sign up for musical accompaniment. 

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