901 Arts is a community-based youth arts center dedicated to providing art and music programs to the children and teens of the Better Waverly neighborhood. 901 Arts is a supportive and community-focused space for developing one's creative and leadership abilities. Founded by parents and adults in the neighborhood, 901 Arts is a project of the Better Waverly Community Organization.
Art with a Heart
Art with a Heart's mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art. To achieve its mission, Art with a Heart works to cultivate and encourage positive changes in behavior and general attitudes among disadvantaged Baltimore area residents, including: children and at-risk youth, families, homeless men and women, older adults, and individuals with mental and physical disabilities.
Baltimore Lab School
Baltimore Lab School provides an exceptional academic experience for bright students (grades 1-12) with moderate-to-severe learning disabilities and ADHD. Individualized instruction, experienced faculty, a commitment to intellectual curiosity, and creative uses of technology define a Baltimore Lab School education. For students with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences, art can be the gateway to learning. Our innovative arts-based curriculum is experiential and multi-sensory, helping young people overcome difficulties with reading, spelling, writing, and math, while preparing them for a rewarding range of college and career choices.
Baltimore Lab School strives to educate each student with a rigorous, yet non-traditional approach. We offer our students and the public clinical related services, including speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and psychological services. In addition to specialized services and core academics, visual arts, performing arts, and athletics, Baltimore Lab School fosters confidence, esteem, advocacy, and an awareness of individual learning styles and talents.
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc.
The mission of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. is to make Baltimore a more creative and vibrant city by:
- Producing high-quality special events, arts programs and festivals that stimulate communities economically, artistically and culturally;
- Inspiring and promoting literary, performing and visual arts and artists;
- Celebrating Baltimore's rich, diverse heritage while enhancing the quality of life
and sense of community for all residents;
- Forging partnerships that make Baltimore a premiere visitor destination;
- Managing cultural and historic attractions;
- Generating positive local, national and international publicity about Baltimore.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
The Grammy Award‐winning Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland with innovative education and community outreach initiatives such as Midweek Education Concerts, OrchKids, Rusty Musicians, and the BSO Academy.
The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra's 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop's leadership has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences.
Under Music Director Marin Alsop's leadership, the BSO has rapidly added several critically acclaimed albums to its already impressive discography. The BSO recently released Dvořák's Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 and 8, the final two discs in its three‐disc Dvořák cycle. In August 2009, the BSO and Marin Alsop released Bernstein's Mass featuring baritone Jubilant Sykes, the Morgan State University Choir and the Peabody Children's Chorus. The album rose to number six on the Classical Billboard Charts and received a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Classical Album.
The Creative Alliance
The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and educational programs and engage in the creative process. We provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.
Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production, nourishing an ongoing dialogue between artists, activists, performers, designers, curators, and thinkers. Operating since November 2004, we are committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.
Galerie Myrtis is a contemporary fine art gallery which represents emerging to mid-career artists who have achieved regional, national and international acclaim. The mission of the gallery is to utilize the visual arts to raise awareness for artists who deserve recognition for their contributions in artistically portraying our historic and cultural landscape; and to recognize art movements that paved the way for freedom of artistic expression.
The gallery presents approximately 6 exhibitions per year in which each artist's creative voice is expressed through paintings, photography, sculptures and new media art with a tendency towards conceptual as well as politically and socially engaged artwork.
Hamilton Arts Collective
Serving as a catalyst for community growth and a venue for the exhibition and performance of art by local and regional artists.
Live performances: Providing emerging artists with a venue for presenting their work, while exposing the public to performances that might not otherwise find an outlet for presentation.
Gallery Exhibits: Much like the live performance space, enabling artists to connect with the public in ways that may not be readily possible otherwise.
Studio Space: Providing affordable studio space to local artists, who may not have access to a studio space otherwise.
Jubilee Arts, a program of the community-based nonprofit Newborn Holistic Ministries, is an arts center located on the historic Pennsylvania Avenue. Jubilee Arts, in partnership with Baltimore Clayworks and MICA, is working to revive the arts legacy of this community and enrich the lives of community members by offering affordable quality classes to people of all ages in ceramics, visual arts, creative writing and dance. Jubilee Arts also hosts a variety of cultural events and workshops and works to empower local artists through the provision of volunteer and paid teaching positions and exhibition opportunities.
Maryland Art Place
Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.
Maryland Film Festival
The Maryland Film Festival, funded by an unusual public/private partnership in Maryland, has two practical economic development goals: 1) to create a world class film festival centered in Baltimore, and 2) to bring filmmakers to Maryland as a way to encourage future production in the state.
Our artistic goals are the foundation for everything we do. We recognize that there are many film festivals around the world, other good ones in and around Maryland, so the Maryland Film Festival is dedicated to adding something to what is already available. We are already establishing a unique personality. We want our festival audience to have a special experience.
While not a formal market, the Maryland Film Festival has become an advocate for films and filmmakers as they enter the marketplace.
School 33 Art Center
For over 30 years, School 33 Art Center has been the bridge between contemporary artists and the viewing public. Through our exhibitions, studios for artists, classes for adults and children and special events and workshops, we work to insure a vibrant future for contemporary art and artists in Baltimore.
The Foxs Den Vintige Boutique
We resell pre-owned new and slightly used women & men's designer apparel and accesories. We also house, market, & sell your items and give you a portion of the proceeds. Although we resell, we also accept donations; these items are distributed during our hosted quarterly "free give away" event. Through various city networking events, we have formed partnerships with several charitable organizations within the state. It is through these partneships, we are able to reach out and pour back into our community.
The Youth Resiliency Institute
Through a creative arts-based Rites of Passage cultural process, The Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI) offers training and an array of services to children, youth and adults with the aim of creating civically engaged cross-generational teams of community-based advocates who work to form a healthier and stronger Baltimore City.
Wide Angle Youth Media
Wide Angle Youth Media is a non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own stories and become engaged in their communities.