Friday, May 27, 2011

Green thumb? Not so much?

It's on Saturday! I love the Baltimore Herb Festival. It's a great place to meet your neighbors, pick up some seedlings (or more established specimens if you're just not that good at keeping plants alive), and start off summer with a bang. There will be a lecture on horseradish! There will be bluegrass music! There will be lots and lots of herbs!

May 28, 2011 - 10am-3pm
Held in Leakin Park
1900 Eagle Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

For the Record...

The vendor page is up. The countdown has begun!
Are you stoked? We're stoked.

Pile Of Craft
June 25th, 10-5pm
2640 St Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Friday, May 20, 2011

This Weekend - Handmade Mart

Head down to Silver Spring for Handmade Mart this Sunday and visit with some Charm City Craft Mafia members. Along with 60+ other great crafters, you'll find Pink Kiss pottery, Spaghetti Kiss, Red Prairie Press, Illegible Ink, Sugar Paperie, Bowerbox Press and Cotton Monster! See you there!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's time to Get Down

Something very special is happening tonight at 2640 St Paul St in Charles Village: the inaugural Baltimore Get Down. Created to fill a gap in Baltimore's adult funtime, the Get Down is a 3-hour dance party for anyone who wants to 'get down, shake ass, free the collective spirit, and raise the roof.'

Anyone who has looked for a place to dance in Baltimore knows that the pickings can be slim. Either underground, after-hours or meat-markety, our club and dance party scene can be fun but tough to tap in to if you have young kids or a day job. That frustration led creators Susan Koch Hughes and Diana Keener to develop the concept of a party where 'grown-ups' can shake it loose and still be in bed by 11.

So: calling all grown-ups who want to get down! Tonight, May 19th at St John's Church from 7-10pm you can pay $10 to dance to 3 hours of eclectic, butt-moving music. No alcohol and NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR! See you there.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Apply for an MSAC Individual Artist Award in Craft!


Individual Artist Awards

Deadline - July 28!

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Individual Artist Awards (IAA) are grants awarded to Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence. This year's categories are limited to:
  • Non-Classical Music Composition
  • Non-Classical Music Solo Performance
  • Playwriting
  • Visual Arts: Crafts
  • Visual Arts: Photography

The MSAC Individual Artist Awards Program is administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF). All Individual Artist Award applicants must go to the MAAF web site and use CueRate, an electronic grant application that allows you to submit your application via the Internet.

Workshop and/or Webinar to get up to speed on CueRate. Workshops/Webinars will provide training for individual artists in the utilization of CueRate and provide information for visual artists regarding the submission of digital images for the IAA application.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Shapenote Sisters, Orfeia, Starry Mountain Singers

Here is a video of the Starry Mountain Singers performing a Svan (Georgian) circle dance that will blow your mind. Wait for it. It gets really good in the second half. :)

Join Starry Mountain Singers, Orfeia, and Baltimore's own Shapenote Sisters for an evening of traditional music at Creative Alliance tomorrow, Friday the 13th.

And on Saturday! Singing workshop (also at CA) led by the Starry Mountain Singers! You'll learn a variety of vocal techniques and songs from the various regions of this group's repertoire (to include music spanning four continents)!

Go to Creative Alliance here to purchase your tickets for the concert and to register for the workshop!

Towson Media Arts Festival

EMF Media Arts Fest 2011 from Phil Davis on Vimeo.

If you're in Baltimore this weekend - check out Towson University's EMF Media Arts Festival, featuring end-of-year student films and videos.

EMF Media Arts Festival
Saturday May 14, 7pm
Towson University - Van Bokkelen Hall
Rm 204

Friday, May 6, 2011

This Weekend in Baltimore-Kinetic Sculpture Race


Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race

It's that time of year again...the Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race is tomorrow, May 7th and the festivities begin at 9:30 am with opening ceremonies at the AVAM (American Visionary Art Museum). Click here for a full map and spectators guide. This event always makes me so proud to live in Baltimore among such creative antics and zany tom-foolery!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hamilton Bakery

Hamilton Bakery is NOW OPEN!!

This place is delightful! I ate there this morning and had a teeny-tiny bacon quiche, a savory garlic cheddar muffin, and a scrumptious sticky bun (I shared all this with my husband, of course!!)! Hamilton Bakery is located at 5414 Harford road (in the same block as Clementine). They serve up fresh breads, cakes, pastries, pies, and more made of quality organic ingredients and all natural food dyes from local sources when possible. A foodie's wonderland in a quaint & cozy atmosphere! Rotating local art exhibits adorn the walls! Hip, Hip and Hooray!!!!