Originally founded as the Fells Point Creative Alliance in 1995, the organization began with a gallery and performance space inside a rowhouse in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Baltimore, Fells Point. Nowadays, not only can visitors enjoy festivals, exhibitions, classes, and get involded in fundraisers at Creative Alliance, but music lovers can also attend enchanting Candlelight concerts being hosted at 3134 Eastern Avenue.
With a variety of events taking place across Creative Alliance’s two locations, The Patterson and The Creativity Center, you can discover an array of activities organized by this group “bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs“. Both locations are open to the public one hour before any performance, class, or event.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about Creative Alliance
1. The Patterson
This landmark movie theater turned arts center provides the space for two contemporary art galleries, a 200-seat theater, media lab, classroom, studios for 8 artists, and the Marquee Lounge (a place where audiences gather before and after shows).
2. The Creativity Center
Opened in 2022, The Creativity Center is a “multicultural hub”. The center is home to two classrooms, a dance studio, and a teaching kitchen. This Creative Alliance location is centered on education programs and offers them to the city’s children, youth, families, seniors, and artists.
3. Open Minds Art Club
Taking place at Creative Alliance and schools and libraries, Open Minds is an after-school program for local youth offering them the chance to join a club that comes together for this reading-based art program to produce inspiring artwork.
Candlelight concerts at Creative Alliance
There’s nothing quite like a Candlelight concert. A heartwarming blend of flickering candles, soothing melodies, and a space at the heart of creativity provides a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for a live music performance. Listen to some of your favorite music by bands, timeless composers, and contemporary artists such as ABBA and Taylor Swift while relaxing in a stunning setting in Baltimore.
What else can you do at Creative Alliance?
Keep an eye on their calendar of events and explore the variety of activities on offer. You’ll encounter things like trivia nights, yoga, lantern making classes, ukulele lessons, and so much more. You can also get involved by becoming a member, proposing an exhibition, and applying to become a resident artist.
Immerse yourself in an evening of music and magic with Creative Alliance and the Candlelight series. What’s more, you can also enjoy these unique concerts at other venues across the city.