Vacants to Value: Baltimore Builds Expo

Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Coppin State University Talon Center, 2500 W. North Avenue

Join Baltimore Housing for to learn all you need to know about restoring value to Baltimore’s vacant properties. Visit exhibit booths, attend educational seminars, speak with industry professionals, and take a self-guided tour of renovated or ready-for-rehab properties. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call 410-396-4111 or email V2V@baltimorecity.gov. To learn more about Vacants to Value, visit www.baltimorehousing.org/vacants_to_value.aspx.

building a sustainable life as an artist
Free Intensive from Artists U/Baltimore
Friday, June 7, 7:00-8:30
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Why artists are poor and why they shouldn’t be
Tools artists have used to make things easier
How to build a life that is balanced, productive, and sustainable

Drawing on seven years of work with artists locally and nationally, artist leaders will outline approaches for reconnecting with our deep values, building community, and slaying the two demons of the artist’s life: time and money.

How much does it cost?
 It’s free (but the class size is limited).
Who is it for? Any Baltimore artist.
Do you have to attend both sessions? Yes.
Will there be beverages? Of course. And lunch on Saturday.
How do I sign up? Email (subject line: “Artists U Intensive”): lsaunders@baltimoreculture.org

WHEN:
Friday, June 7, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday, June 8, 10:00am-5:00pm

WHERE:
Seventh Metro Annex
30 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202

Support for Artists U/Baltimore comes from The Deutsch Foundation, The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards www.BakerArtistAwards.org, The Surdna Foundation, The William Penn Foundation, and The Wyncote Foundation, and Leveraging Investments in Creativity.

Downtown HagerstownCurate Maryland

— a new series of “on the ground” experiences designed to highlight and promote the arts in cities and towns from across the state of Maryland.

Each Curate Maryland event will spotlight a selection of one town’s local arts organizations while also fostering dialogue about issues that concern arts advocates at all levels of governance. In essence, Curate Maryland is a site specific celebration, one city or town at a time, by arts lovers from around the state (think pub crawl for arts advocacy).

On May 18th, come spend some time in Hagerstown and connect to the town’s rich cultural offerings and people. Click here for more information.

Brought to you by Maryland Citizens for the Arts.

Backpack Jax and KLP, two hip-hop groups from Nantes in Western France, will present their new show featuring an explosive mix of breakdance and soulful music within the framework of the Alliance’s Urban Corps transatlantic hip-hop-festival that takes place in Washington, D.C. from 12 to 18 May 2013.

In this new artistic collaboration Backpack Jax brings the music whilst KLP delivers the moves. For the first time, the French-Iraqi and Cuban-American singing duo Backpack Jax partners with the French dance crew KLP for a high-energy performance full of explosive movements and sound.

Backpack Jax and KLP will be supported by TSU (Team Squad Up), a Baltimore-based dance company specialized in dancing to Baltimore house and club music, who will be the opening act for their new French friends.

General Public tickets: $15 / Member and Student tickets: $10 

Click here for more information.

Baltimore artists are encouraged to attend the Mind Your Business: Homeownership Opportunities for the Creative Leaders of Baltimore’s New Economy, sponsored by PNC Bank. The information session is offered to ensure that Baltimore City’s cultural citizens have access to home buying resources, as part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s goal of growing Baltimore by 10,000 families in the next 10 years.

The session is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, click here.

The symposium covers incentives to buying a house in Baltimore, obtaining a mortgage, using a realtor, the Vacants to Value Program, tax benefits to buying and working in a home and buying a home in one of the city’s three Arts & Entertainment Districts.

The Mind Your Business: Homeownership Opportunities for the Creative Leaders of Baltimore’s New Economy is presented by the City of Baltimore with funding from PNC Bank. Additional support is provided by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, What Weekly, Vacants to Value, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA), Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District, Live Baltimore, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Social Enterprise Alliance, AIA Baltimore, Jubilee Baltimore, St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, MICA Career Development, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Maryland Art Place, Maryland State Arts Council, The Charles Theatre and Joe Squared.

SUNDAY May 19th • 11AM to 4:30PM in Druid Hill Park

This FREE celebration commemorating 150 years of Druid Hill Park Reservoir will include:

• More than 50 Maryland Artists• Strolling Performers• Live Music• Performing Arts• Kids’ Art Exploration• Local Food Trucks

Visit artoutsidemd.org for details