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Celebrating Innovation in Culture - Honoring Kevin Brown

Join us in celebrating the inaugural Cultural Innovator Award honoring Kevin Brown During Black History Month


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The Award

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance proudly presents the first-ever Cultural Innovator Award to Kevin Brown, a visionary in the Baltimore arts community and the esteemed Owner and Head Chef of Nancy by SNAC. This award recognizes the exceptional contributions of individuals who go above and beyond in creating and supporting art in the Baltimore community. The award aims to celebrate trailblazers who have been instrumental in driving cultural innovation in the region and to honor their commitment to aspiring artists, curators, educators, and enthusiasts alike.

Event Details

Date & Time: Join us on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 5:00p.m.

Location: Motor House Showroom, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD

Gather with artists, innovators, and community members for an evening of reflection, celebration, and forward-thinking as we honor Kevin Brown's remarkable contributions to Baltimore's arts and culture.

About Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown, whose career spans over two decades, has made significant contributions to both the communications field and the arts community in Baltimore. Owner and Head Chef of Nancy by SNAC, Brown is a visionary and innovator who has created a vital space in the Station North neighborhood, which gathers community, elevates artists, and cultivates joy. Welcoming customers from all walks of life, he has curated a public art and dining experience where art objects and food engage the senses and encourage guest-to-guest interactions. From art installations to book signings, Brown has thoughtfully established a home for creatives, many early in their career, and cemented Nancy by SNAC as a place to see and be seen in Baltimore.

Beyond his culinary success and profound impact on artists, Brown's journey from the Market Planning Division at Baltimore Gas & Electric to pivotal roles within the City of Baltimore showcases his versatile expertise. He served in communications for the Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., and as public relations director for the New Metropolitan Theater Company. His voice has been a staple in Baltimore’s cultural narrative, with editorial contributions to The Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper, and other local publications. Additionally, Brown is the founder of The National James Baldwin Literary Society. His dedication to the arts and community development reflects the spirit of the Cultural Innovator Award, honoring his lifetime of enriching Baltimore’s cultural fabric.

Be Part of the Celebration!

Your presence is a valuable contribution to the mosaic of our community. By joining us, you play a part in honoring the remarkable achievements of Kevin Brown and the vibrant cultural heritage of Baltimore. Secure your spot at this significant event and stand with us in celebrating the power of arts and innovation.

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Become a Member

As a member of GBCA, you will not only gain access to wonderful benefits, but you will also become an active participant in a broader cultural community. Your organization and employees will directly benefit from opportunities to collaborate, connect, learn, network and share with your colleagues in the cultural community. Join our growing constituency of over 300 individual artists and organizations representing the region's extraordinary range of arts, culture, history, heritage, humanities, and attractions.

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