Alloverstreet (City Paper’s “Best Art Walk that Doesn’t Suck” 2014) is back with the biggest and best installment to date. This month’s event features 10 exhibitions and events spanning 9 arts spaces. This Alloverstreet will introduce an art walk hub at Area 405’s outdoor dock with food, music and information about the night’s event including a new printed gallery guide and self-guided tour map. Additionally, from 8-10, visitors can enjoy a free ride from Alloverstreet to the Idling @ Dusk event at Penn Station and back in a designated taxi cab; a collaboration between Alloverstreeet and Living Station Nights. Alloverstreet exhibitions and events include:

Area 405
Bruun Studios at Area 405 presents “Autumn Leaves”
An exhibition of portraits and words about 49 individuals age 50 or older; featuring visual work by Peter Bruun, Zoë Charlton, Ian MacLean Davis, Tiffany Jones,Ernest Shaw, E.L. Briscoe, Nicole Buckingham Kern, and Paris Johnson; and writing by Jen Grow, Steven Leyva, Laura Schovan, Kevin Griffin Moreno, Nakia Brown (aka “Fire Angelou”), Jeremy Chase-Israel, and Victor Rodgers (aka “Art Vandalay”).
405 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD, 21202

Bodega Gallery
“Tres Golpes”
Featuring Joey Alzamora, Erick Antonio Benitez, Rodrigo Carazas Portal
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Bodega Collective Open Studios
Erick Antonio Benitez, Ant Grago, Pablo Machioli, ,Danyell Perkins, Sara Perone, Mark Wehberg & Vince Seadler.
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202

Gallery CA
Work by Brady Starr
440 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD 21202

“Read the Recap, Skip the Show”
Curated by Tom Marquet
Featuring Paul Gagner, Jeremy August Haik, Margo Benson Malter, Heather McKenna, Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, Joe Nanashe
1715 N. Calvert St. Baltimore Md 21202

Lil’ Gallery
Lucas Haroldsen, Michael Koliner & Harrison Tyler
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Lil’ Hallway
“Sweet Friday”
Selections from UBUWEB curated by Catherine Akins and Adenike Adelekan.
Featuring videos by Chris Habib, Tracey Emin, Guy Ben Ner and Keiichi Tanaami
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Springsteen Gallery
The Copycat Building, Apt B303, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Terrault Contemporary
“We are Lesion: A Socio-Political Fantasy”
V.I.S.A. with Amanda Horowitz
“Treasure Chest”
The Copycat Building, 1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Penthouse Gallery*
“Opium Wampum X”
Curated by Sydney Spann
*Official Alloverstreet After Party; doors open 10pm
The Copycat Building, Apt B501, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

*This expanded Alloverstreet is made possible with support from The Station North Arts and Entertainment District and The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.


Facebook event HERE.


Baltimore is a part of an important and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation supported study about the current state of available spaces for artists to develop their work.  Rehearsals, offices, performance – all of it!

Want to learn more about the study itself?

Check out our 3-City Arts Study One Sheet!

The more survey responses we have from Baltimore artists and arts organizations, the more attention we can draw to the strong desire for not just more space but more space that has what artists need and want.

It’s easy.  16 Questions.  10 minutes.

One lucky survey participant, will win a $100 Amazon gift card.  Just for filling out our survey!  

Fill out our short 16-question Survey HERE!



Countdown to Awesomeness 

Apply by October 10th for Your Chance to Win $2,000

Calling all dreamers. The Awesome Foundation is raising the bar and doubling our normal cash prize to $2,000 for a project that SCREAMS “awesome!” and makes Baltimore an even more awesome place just by existing. We want your wild schemes, your spectacular flights of fancy, your semi-deranged space-monkey rocket launches. We’re looking for Snark-hunters, white-whale stalkers, and King-Kong conquistadors. Something so explosive it’ll make the gunpowder plot look like a pop-gun, so off the wall it’ll bounce off the plaster like Tigger on crack, so far outside the box that right angles start to weep and cry for mercy.

Something like …

“I want to build the world’s largest hammock.” http://www.architects.org/news/constructing-big-hammock

“I want to start a fashion line for diabetics with a cheeky name that makes wearing an insulin pump hotter than toting a Fendi bag.” http://shop.hankypancreas.com/

“I want to recreate the boulder scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark in an urban environment so people can run screaming through back-alleys with a giant plush ball rumbling after them.” http://alleyofdoom.org/

What we don’t want: NOTHING BORING. The usual suspects will be rounded up and shot. No gallery exhibitions unless you’ve found a way to sculpt or paint with molten lava; no travel budgets or research budgets unless you bring back a yeti or resurrect a velociraptor. We think kids are awesome too but unless you’re training them to be ninja pirates, we’re probably the wrong address for funding your after-school program. We love community gardens too but we’d want to see magic beanstalks and we call dibs on all the golden eggs for our kick-ass recipe for glittering french toast. In other words, nothing that’s already been done to death or would get funded by a foundation NOT run by a crew of reckless maniacs bent on world anti-hum-drum-ination.

Got it? Awesome. Collect your inspiration together into concentrated form, go tohttp://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/submissions/new?chapter=baltimore and tell us why you should get two thousand bucks for it by OCTOBER 10th.

Questions? Email us at awesomebmore@gmail.com





An example of Kareem’s “step script.”

Last week, ICY team members Sean Barton and Justin Green led two free workshops—one at the Westport Boys & Girls Club and one at the McElderry Park Community Center. Justin led the participants through a thorough history of western lettering, from the Roman era to present day, while Sean brushed out examples of each style.


Shortly before the Fly Paper Incident, Justin reviews student work.

The younger kids at the Boys & Girls Club were particularly impressive students—they were rapt with attention throughout the entire lecture, and did some beautiful work. We were also able to leave our “Lettering Guide”—tailored to Baltimore—at the Westport Rec Center to remind the kids about the different alphabets they worked on.

In the meantime, work continues at sites around the city. But each wall deserves its own post, so stay tuned.

—ICY Signs