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March 26, 2007 at 7:36 pm 31 comments

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  • 1. dougretzler  |  March 27, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Baltimore Collective
    a community recollection of things uniquely Baltimore


  • 2. dougretzler  |  March 27, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Creative Alliance at the Patterson
    Community based nonprofit organization that presents and promotes the arts and humanities.
    413 S. Conkling St.
    Baltimore, MD 21224


  • 3. dougretzler; loistuttle  |  March 27, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    American Visionary Art Museum

    One of the coolest, most distinctive museums you’ll ever encounter–really impossible to describe. A Baltimore-based national museum exhibiting a special brand of art as unique, colorful, fascinating, whimsical, inspiring and disturbing as our most hidden fantasies-turned-outward and, indeed, as Baltimore itself! Exhibits the visionary artwork of self-taught, “outsider” artists, generally organized under unique (from the inspired to bizarre, depending on your viewpoint) themes and often a dazzling display of color, material and design. Summaries of the artists’ life histories, also on display, are often nearly as fascinating as the art they create.

    Also hosts various “visionary” events throughout the year, including a summer film festival on Federal Hill; also has a great gift shop & restaurant with a “visionary” view onto the Inner Harbor.

    800 Key Hywy, Baltimore MD (in Federal Hill)
    (410) 244-1900


  • 4. dougretzler  |  March 27, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Eubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center
    Provides instruction in the visual and performing arts, exhibit space for artists, and a home to the Eubie Blake Museum.
    34 Market Place


  • 5. loisgreencity  |  April 2, 2007 at 3:16 am

    Baltimore Publics Works Museum–takes you behind the scenes to examine a city’s infrastructure, upon which urban life depends. Explore the fascinating technology behind tunnels, roads, bridges, clean water, wastewater and recycling. Learn how the Department of Public Works services shape a modern city and its environment.


    Located on Pier 7 of the Inner Harbor
    751 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 (410) 396-5565

  • 6. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 9:36 pm


    Pretty comprehensive listing of entertainment, outdoor, and sporting events in the Baltimore region.


    A project of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

  • 7. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association


    Another great resource for figuring out events going on around town.

  • 8. dougretzler  |  April 10, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    School 33 Arts Center
    Dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhhibitions, workshops, Studio Artist Program & special events.
    Involving youth and adults in the visual arts through structured classes and outreach programs.
    1427 Light Street


  • 9. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    The Contemporary Museum

    A Mt. Vernon-based museum which serves as a “laboratory promoting contemporary art as a catalyst for progressive social change in Baltimore and around the world.”


  • 10. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    Baltimore Museum of Art

    Exhibits American and international art, including the Cone Collection of over 40 paintings by Matisse, Gauguin, Picasso, Van Gogh and other European artists.

    Thanks to a grant from the Cohen Family Fund, general admission to the Baltimore Museum of Art is free—for everyone, every day!

    Each year, the BMA presents special ticketed exhibitions that may require admission fees.


  • 11. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Walters Art Museum

    A Mt Vernon-based museum which is internationally renowned for its collection of art. Collection was amassed substantially by two men, William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. Presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.

    Also a wonderful collection of Asian art is exhibited in Hackerman House, a historic Baltimore mansion completed in 1850 and ranked among the city’s finest late classical structures.

    Admission to the museum is free thanks to a lead gift by Baltimore City & Baltimore County & the generosity of private donors since Fall 2006.


  • 12. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    The B & O Railroad Museum

    Collects, preserves and interprets artifacts related to early American railroading, particularly the Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio, Western Maryland, and other mid-Atlantic railroads. A National Historic Landmark & affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum, at the original site of the historic Mt. Clare Shops, the B&O Railroad Museum is recognized universally as the birthplace of American railroading.

    901 W. Pratt Street
    Baltimore, MD 21223
    Phone: 410-752-2490


  • 13. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Baltimore Streetcar Museum

    A non-profit museum dedicated to preserving Baltimore’s public transportation history,
    especially the street railway era.

    1901 Falls Road
    P.O. Box 4881
    Baltimore, Maryland 21211


  • 14. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Maryland Historical Society

    The state’s oldest cultural institution. Through its museum, library, publications, and extensive educational programs, the MdHS collects, preserves, and interprets objects and materials reflecting Maryland’s diverse heritage.

    The MdHS houses the most extensive collection of objects and artifacts in the state of Maryland, and one of the largest collections of Americana in the world.

    Located on 201 W. Monument Street in Mt. Vernon, Baltimore’s arts & cultural district

    (410) 685-3750


  • 15. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    Maryland Humanities Council

    A non-profit educational organization that promotes public humanities programming throughout the state of Maryland.

    Pretty extensive calendar of public humanities programs throughout the year:


    Administers two grant programs, including

    1. Opportunities grants (requests for funds of $1,200 or less/ considered on a rolling basis throughout the year)

    2. Major grants– requests for $1,201 to $10,000. Proposals submitted twice a year.

    For more details:


  • 16. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Enoch Pratt Free Library

    One of the oldest public free library systems in the US.

    Resources of the Central Library are unparalleled throughout the State. Extensive historical collection; huge free movie rental collection; customized demographic charting and mapping of Maryland census information; Government Reference Service providing research for Maryland State government agencies; subject and age-level specialists; and more. The children’s Dept with fountain, fish pond, planetarium-like “Night Room” is a must-see!

    Also houses a Grants Collection which is a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center as well as an affiliate library of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. It contains databases, over 300 circulating titles, reference materials and periodicals about grantseeking and grantmaking, nonprofit management, and related subjects. The EPFL provides free access to these materials and also gives classes and presentations of grant seeking, grant making and related subjects throughout the year.

    Creative educational and film programming also available here and at twenty-two branches additional branches throughout the city.


  • 17. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Live Baltimore Home Center


    “Your one-stop shop for every thing you need to know when searching for an apartment or home in Baltimore!”

    Very comprehensive website. Administers neighborhood tours & events throughout the year to acquaint visitors with difft Baltimore neighborhoods & Baltimore City incentives & programs for buying or living in Baltimore City. Volunteer ambassadors can provide additional info.

    “City Life Links” also provide much helpful info about various Baltimore City cultural resources, attractions & events. See: http://www.livebaltimore.com/res/citylifelinks/

  • 18. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    Black Cherry Puppet Theatre

    Classroom workshop for children developed in collaboration w/ Johns Hopkins engineers, faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art & accredited teachers. Kids learn art, planning, presentation & writing skills while creating a puppet show.


  • 19. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

    In Mt. Vernon, Baltimoe City’s Arts & Cultural District

    Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
    1212 Cathedral Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201-5545
    (410) 783-8100


    Internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras. The BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout the Maryland community through innovative education and community outreach initiatives.

    BSO Kids website at: http://www.bsokids.com/

  • 20. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    The Charles Theatre

    The only theatre of its kind in Baltimore–in midtown Baltimore at 1711 North Charles Street, just a block and a half north of Penn Station.

    Offers first-run specialty films in addition to Hollywood movies, foreign films and cinema classics. Shows many indie & documentary films including environmental films.

    For movies & showtimes, see: http://www.thecharles.com/schedules/now_set.html

    History: the 1150-seat, 23,000 square-foot movie house is located in one of Charles Street’s most intriguing historic buildings. Designed in 1892 by architect Jackson C. Gott for the Baltimore Traction Company, the Beax-Arts buildings were originally designed to be a cable car barn (north side) and a powerhouse (south side). And that was just the beginning…see site for more.

    For more Charles Theartre history, see: http://www.thecharles.com/about/index.html

  • 21. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Baltimore Maritime Museum
    4 attractions at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor


    Preserves, exhibits and interprets four National Historic Landmarks–the USS Torsk, the USCGC Taney, the Lightship Chesapeake, the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse–and associated artifacts for the purpose of public enrichment, education, historic preservation and historic research.

    Part of Living Classrooms Foundation–offers day & night interdisciplinary programs which allow students to explore academic subjects in exciting new ways.


    and: http://www.baltomaritimemuseum.org/educ/over.html

  • 22. loisgreencity  |  April 13, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Baltimore Museum of Industry


    1415 Key Highway, Batlimore (just S of Inner Harbor)
    (410) 727-4808

    Housed in an 1865 oyster cannery, the fascinating and kid-friendly Baltimore Museum of Industry covers the city’s industrial and labor history and is worth the ½ mi walk south of the Inner Harbor along Key Highway.

    Here you can watch and help operate the functional re-creations of a machine shop circa 1900, a print shop, a cannery, and a garment workroom. A restored steam-driven tugboat that plied the waterfront for the first half of this century is docked outside.

    Runs various hands-on educational programs and outreach initiatives for kids.

  • 23. loisgreencity  |  April 13, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    The Greater Baltimore History Alliance-


    A consortium of almost 50 Baltimore area history museums and sites dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and promoting local heritage through collaborative community services and educational programs. Consortium continues to grow.

    For member museums, go to: http://baltimoremuseums.org/museums.html

  • 24. loisgreencity  |  April 13, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    The Evergreen House

    Built in 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Evergreen House is a magnificent 48-room Italianate mansion on 26 wooded acres in Baltimore. Owned by Baltimore’s Garrett Family from 1878 until 1942, the house and the Garrett’s art collection, including furniture, fine arts, rare books, Asian decorative arts, and important early 20th century paintings and sculpture, were bequeathed to the Johns Hopkins University and the Evergreen House Foundation.

    Today Evergreen House, its diverse collections, private theater, carriage house, and grounds serve as a museum and regional center for arts and scholarship and provide an extensive year-round schedule of artists, residences, public programs, performances and exhibitions.



  • 25. loisgreencity  |  April 13, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    The Maryland Zoo in Balitmore

    Druid Hill Park, Baltimore
    410-366-LION (General Info)
    443-552-5276 (Events Line)

    Located in beautiful Druid Hill Park – less than 10 minutes from Baltimore’s Downtown Inner Harbor. Parking is FREE!


    Home to over 2,000 animals, the zoo is generally considered to be the third oldest zoological park in the United States (first opened in 1876).

    The Zoo is active in many conservation programs, including the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Program and Project Golden Frog. It breeds the greatest number of African black footed penguins. It also helps rehabilitate local wildlife, especially birds of prey such as bald eagles.

  • 26. loisgreencity  |  April 13, 2007 at 6:31 pm


    Fri, June 8, 7:30 PM-Midnight

    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore’s Annual Black-Tie Fundrasing Gala


  • 27. loisgreencity  |  April 25, 2007 at 12:54 am

    Frederick Douglas- Isaac Meyers Maritime Park


    The Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park is a national heritage site that highlights

    -African American maritime history
    -The saga of Frederick Douglass’s life in Baltimore as an enslaved child and young man
    -The life of Isaac Myers, a free born African American who became a national leader
    -The founding of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company
    -The establishment of the African American Community in Baltimore during the 1800’s
    -Shipbuilding traditions of the Chesapeake Bay

  • 28. loisgreencity  |  April 27, 2007 at 12:23 am

    Fluid Movement


    Baltimore-based performance art group that juxtaposes complex subject matter with delightful and unexpected mediums. Creates art that is accessible, and often educational, for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Performances are created for urban spaces, in Baltimore and beyond. Encourage a sincere understanding and appreciation for city life and city dwellers through our work

  • 29. loisgreencity  |  May 3, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    Greater Baltimore Technology Council

    Harnesses the local technological, investment, educational, governmental, and entrepreneurial resources to grow a strong technology community.


    Upcoming Events:

    Golf Classic, May 21st, Hunt Valley Golf Club

    Batltle of the Bands, June 7th, Federal Hill

  • 30. loisgreencity  |  May 3, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA)

    113 W. North Avenue
    Baltimore, MD


    Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance exists as a catalyst to create a cohesive cultural community that strengthens the livability and economic vitality of the Greater Baltimore region. Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance serves arts organizations, coalitions and individual artists by:

    -Being a unifying voice and bridge builder
    -Acting as a convener
    -Providing information and services

    Group administers the “Baltimore Fun Guide” (comprehensive website of artistic, cultural, & recreational activities around Baltimore) and a “Jobs Plus” website linking “Neighborhoods Seeking Arts” and “Artists Seeking Neighborhoods.”

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