This fall, several Bolton Hill residents will be hosting installments of the Creative Alliance’s always anticipated Art to Dine For series.
Each Art To Dine For party is hosted by fascinating collectors, designers, artists, musicians, singers, dancers and arts lovers. Each host welcomes you into their homes, lofts, studios, or workplaces for an insider’s view of Baltimore’s vibrant art scene.
Creative Alliance, a cultural hub anchored in Highlandtown, builds neighborhood engagement across the city. The Art To Dine For parties support Creative Alliance’s free education and community programs for children, youth, and families, including:
- Award-winning ethnic arts workshops, family friendly festivals, and world music dance parties that serve diverse communities and give ways to share their cultures with broad audiences.
- After-school, enrichment, and summer arts education for youth. Creative Alliance’s innovative programs offer year-round visual and performing art opportunities in schools, library branches, community centers, and festivals that reach over 3,500 youth every year.
Three Art To Dine For parties will be held in Bolton Hill this fall.
September: The American Songbook Trifecta
The American Songbook Trifecta takes place Friday, Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m. in the homes of Beth Frederick, Don Palmer, John McLucas, Lee Bowers, and Rob Helfenbein, who will host a spectacular progressive party featuring live music, specialty cocktails and mocktails, heavy appetizers, and desserts in three of Bolton Hill’s loveliest homes. Each house features an extraordinary chanteuse who will perform 10 minutes of well-loved songs. Mix and mingle with our three performers: Lezlie Harrison, Nakia Verner, and Kellie Wellborn — for a night to remember.
October: The Immersive Mystery Art Opening
On Saturday, Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m., an Bolton Hill Grand Dame currently under (re)construction, its eccentric host, and Submersive Productions invite you to the Immersive Mystery Art Opening, where all your senses—including the sixth—will be titillated. Expect an evening of surprises where a gastronomically unpredictable chef, a John Waters–era artist, and your host bring intrigue into the night, inviting your curiosity and active participation. Chef Idalee DiGregorio will provide creative cuisine and cocktails. Bring an open mind and an open heart for an evening filled with mystery. Special instructions will be sent out one week before the event.
November: The Mind of the Obsessive Collector
On Friday, Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m., take an extraordinary tour of the 1880s-era Park Avenue home of two longtime Bolton Hill residents, John Kyle and Peter Satten, and enter the Mind of the Obsessive Collector. See how contemporary ceramics merge with American art pottery. Hear how one wind-up toy started a quest for colorful, fantastic vintage toys. What drives a couple to also collect portraits, Haitian religious art, political buttons, and wedding cake toppers? Find out at this party of passions. Retired director of the Walters Art Museum—and fellow collector—Gary Vikan will share his thoughts on the mind of the “obsessive collector.” Satisfy all your cravings with creative cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by The Elephant restaurant and Sascha’s catering.
Buy your advance tickets for these and 23 other Art To Dine For events at www.creativealliance.org/calendar/art-to-dine-for. Tickets are going fast, and some events are already sold out.
American Songbook Trifecta
Friday, Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m. • $75
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tickets SOLD OUT
Immersive Mystery Art Opening
Saturday, Oct. 13, 6–9 p.m. • $125
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tickets SOLD OUT
The Mind of the Obsessive Collector
Fri., Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m. • $100
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