Every spring for the past few years, Make Studio artists have been invited to come “up county”, to show their work in special exhibitions highlighting inclusion, creativity, and community in the beautiful public spaces of Baltimore County Public Library's Hereford Branch. Several of our artists have also developed and presented popular mixed media workshops to groups in the library’s The Hive makerspace.
Join mindfulness meditation teacher Phillip McKnight as he guides us in a weekly basic mindfulness practice on Facebook live!
Phillip is generously donating his time to lead these free sessions. If you would like to show him some love, you may send donations to his PayPal at [email protected]. Phillip has pledged half of all donations to go to Creative Alliance!
THURSDAYS starting MAY 28 | 6 - 6:30PM | FREE | Facebook Live!
Tune-In every Saturday from 11AM to NOON for FREE art-making workshops that the whole family can enjoy. We’re creating art projects from materials found at home. No registration required!
May 23 Animal Dream Catcher
May 30 Pointillism style tissue paper landscape
June 6 Gees Bend inspired paper quilt
June 13 Personalized initial plaque from recycled materials
June 20 Surrealist Collage
EVERY SATURDAY | APR-JUN | 11AM-NOON | FREE!
Have you always wanted to learn to draw but never gave it a shot? This workshop is for you! Grab a pencil or pen, any kind of paper, and just show up. We’ll cover the basics and you’ll be able to say you did it! No experience necessary.
Drawing paper, any size (or copy paper)
Pencil(s), sharpener, eraser (white is better than pink if you have it)
Black marker (or another dark color)
Ballpoint pen (blue or black)
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Need a pandemic escape?! Learn the fundamentals of hip-hop, as well as structured choreography. This fun hip-hop series is suitable for all dance levels and will end with a final virtual performance with the whole group!
Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes and have water close by!
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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the oyster industry in the Chesapeake Bay region especially hard. But why? This virtual program, hosted by the Maryland Historical Society, will explore the historical, social, and environmental factors that have shaped the way seafood has been accessed and perceived for centuries.
NEW EPISODES EVERY SATURDAY
The purpose of the show is to provide a critical examination of society and culture through the intersectional lens of race, gender, and class; more specifically it seeks to provide a COUNTER-NARRATIVE. The Show encourages a reflective assessment and critique of unique standpoints and their potential contribution to popular discourse.
The fabric of racism is inextricably woven and constructed into the founding principles of the United States. Racism was done and it can be undone through effective anti-racist education with, and in accountability to the communities most impacted by racism.
This is a marathon, not a sprint.
This online workshop is for white people who need guidance on how they can DIVEST from racism.
Save the date. RSVP instructions will be posted on Facebook soon.
Please join us as we come together to learn about our rights as tenants and workers as local policies change in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Topics include, housing and eviction, unemployment, and worker health and safety.
This training is part of the Fair Development Roundtable's mutual aid initiative to collectivize the work needed to meet community needs while we organize to demand a rent and foreclosure freeze, move all homeless out of shelters and encampments to hotels, and to expand resources for food distribution.
Calling all Arena Players supporters of the past and present!
Join us on Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, as we celebrate the contributions of our ancestors and discuss how to continue a legacy of art and activism.
Arena Players has two events scheduled for Juneteenth.
From 3-5 p.m., meet us via Zoom for a meaningful, solutions-oriented dialogue. This will serve as a safe space for healing, storytelling, and meditative journaling.
The Maryland Historical Society welcomes Dr. Richard Bell for an interactive virtual program exploring the origins and far-reaching impacts of the Three-Fifths Clause, the most infamous part of the original 1787 federal Constitution. Far more insidious than is commonly understood, the clause wove slaveholder power into the fabric of each of the three branches of government—executive, legislative, and judicial—shaping every aspect of federal policy regarding slavery for decades to come. Dr.
BMA Violet Hour is a new series of online programs designed to give visitors an opportunity to relax and connect with artists, makers, and the community through a series of artist talks, meditations, DIY cocktails, and other interactive experiences. The first event pairs artist and cultural influencer Zackary Drucker with her personal muse and mentor Rosalyne Blumenstein, LCSW, a legendary trans rights activist whose portraits and archival photographs comprise an important part of the BMA’s exhibition Zackary Drucker: Icons.
We’re back with our third ”Five Minute Histories" feature: Art and Innovation in Station North! With this video, we are continuing our a new series called "Five Minute Histories." Each day, we’ll record a short video about a different historic place in Baltimore and post it on our Facebook page and website.
We are honoring Governor Hogan’s request and are doing this from home.
We’re excited to announce the launch of the “Virtually Creative” after-school program.
The “Virtually Creative” after school program is an extension of our onsite programming that takes place at John Ruhrah Elementary/ Middle and Tench Tilghman Elementary/ Middle. In an effort to continue supporting our schools we are providing afterschool programming online. Each day, students receive homework help and hangout time to connect with friends. They will also have virtual Restorative Practice circles every Friday. Below is a detailed breakdown of the Virtually Creative schedule.
Join Americans for the Arts staff who will overview our advocacy and research relating to the new federal COVID-19 Relief Package. Speakers will discuss Americans for the Arts COVID-19 response resources, the new legislation, what parts relate to arts organizations, artists, and the creative economy and what you should expect in the next few weeks.
Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts & Action Fund
Ruby Lopez Harper, Sr. Director of Local Arts Advancement
Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research