We’re looking for a new organizer in Baltimore!

In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg, also known as Swissmiss, started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.

Today, attendees gather in 196 cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their volunteer team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate their city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. We call ourselves an engine of generosity and live by our manifesto

Since CreativeMornings/Baltimore was founded in 2013, the chapter has built a beautiful community. However, our previous host recently stepped down, so we are now looking for a replacement. Could this be you?

Does this describe you?

• You’re passionate about the local creative community in Baltimore.
• You’re enthusiastic about leading a small volunteer team to put your own spin on CreativeMornings.
• You’re excited to participate in the global conversation among our 196 chapters (and growing!).
• You use the words “humble,” “driven,” “resourceful,” “generous,” and “connected” to describe yourself.

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

If interested, please complete our New Chapter Application and we’ll be in touch. There will be follow-up interviews for the top candidates.

We look forward to receiving your application!

— CreativeMornings HQ

P.S. Insight into what it’s like to be a host. And more insight. Okay, last one.

Photo by Laura Ferrara

Our love poem to you.

Hug hug, kiss kiss, you don’t want to miss this talk by Jessica Douglass.

We just can’t turn it off! 

We’re cornballs for Valentine’s Day. On this day, and beyond, we hope you know you are truly loved.


We want to keep it real with you.2017 is an exciting season of themes for CreativeMornings chapters, worldwide –especially for Baltimore, as we have our own theme selected for this year!And we’re looking to do some awesome things, not just with our morning talk series, but with additional programming, and we want to start it all off on the right foot. So, we’re taking the month of January to do some tweaks here and there, and get rolling in February!

Want to give us feedback –> fill out our 2016 End Of Year Survey, now!

It’s been quite the start to 2017. So many notable projects and events happening in Baltimore, like that awesome PressPress opening to the CityLit Project’s Writers Resist event! We can’t wait to see what else awesome Baltimore creatives, like you, have in store.So, stay tuned. We’re excited, and we hope you will be, too.Thanks & see you in February!With Love
— CMBAL Team

(For more: http://bit.ly/2iEUBit)

The Creative Community That Sticks Together...

“A call to action, a cause to party, and a statement that our creative voices will not be silenced by gentrification, politics, or opportunists.” - past CM/DC speaker and Baltimore based artist Emmanuel “Unkle Lulu” Moss aka DDM

In case you missed it: Artists living in the Bell Foundry (a DIY arts space) were recently evicted with an hour’s notice. 


Past CM/DC amazing speaker Emmanuel Unkle Lulu Moss and fellow awesome artists, including Abdu Ali/Kahlon, The Agency, among others have put together a benefit for the former tenants and the Oakland Fire Relief Fund.

Read what happened, here: http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/noise/bcpnews-diy-arts-space-bell-foundry-shut-down-by-city-20161205-story.html

See what you can do about it, here: https://www.gofundme.com/5n-support-for-bell-foundry-evictees

Designed with with YOU in mind, we work hard every month to provide a FREE and WELCOMING space to hold conversations and share connections on timely themes…and over delicious goodies and coffee. But, we want to step our game up, come 2017 and beyond! So consider making a tax-deductible donation to CreativeMornings/Baltimore! We are grateful to be fiscally sponsored by Maryland Art Place (thanks, MAP!) and with that, you can make your donation in support of our platform. Just think of all the possibilities: from additional events to extra takeaway goodies, each month, there’ll be no stopping how awesome we can be!And it’ll all be thanks to YOU.

So, just HOW can you donate?
Check out the following options below…along with how we’ll thank you!


By Check
Make checks payable to Maryland Art Place
Mail to: Maryland Art Place c/o CMB | 218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

By Credit Card
Call MAP at 410-962-8565 and they will process your payment over the phone? Please make sure to reference CMB!

In Person?
You happen to be right around the corner of MAP and can’t wait to donate?! There are office hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm, but make sure to call ahead! 410-962-8565


Benefits from Giving: You will be feeling so awesome that you did. As it differs for all of us, you may feel a warm, tingly feeling inside that will cause you to smile. It’s you conscious (and US) saying, “Go, you!”

In addition, we will be adding a list of the the name of those that donate on our newsletters, so every time our 2000+ subscribers get our emails, they will see YOUR name, and mentally send you good vibes for the day.

PLUS, for every 10 DONORS, we will create a list to show and thank during our talk series and other possible events! That’s even more good vibes coming your way!And this includes, you Companies, too! Read more on our Partner Page.


DON’T FORGET there are other awesome organizations that you can give to, as well! Whether it’s your money and/or your time, all it takes to give is a phone call, message, or email away. Here are some, in our list, below!












Hey you,

As we’re making our way to being with our loved ones, we are thinking of our CMBAL family.What a 2016 it’s been, so far. We’re coming down to the wire and we can’t express how amazing it’s been to see your face on a Friday, each month, eager to grab some coffee and get your day started with us.What else are we thankful for? The magical partners -venues, food, coffee, and everything in between –volunteers, from media and promotion, to setup and cheerleading, past and present. We also thank you. The awesome speakers who have graced our platform -and the ones to come. You all make our CM world go round.

(Pictured above: September’ 2016 speakers Nia Johnson, left, and Andrea Boston, right, with CMBal host Olivia Obineme, center. Credit: Laura Ferrara // Pictured below: September 2015 speaker Amy Sherald, left, and special guest Shelton, right. Credit: John Davis)

And an example of how beautiful you all are…remember the amazing talk on EMPATHY by our September 2015 speaker, artist Amy Sherald? She shared the stage with one of her awesome former students, Shelton, from her art class through the Elevation Program.A year after completing the program and re-entry into the community, Shelton obtained work and housing. More recently, unfortunately, he lost his job hitting some bumps in the road, but never his spirit to push forward.

Throughout his re-entry, Shelton and Amy have stayed in touch. “He made a real impression on me in the classroom,” Amy said in her FB post.As he’s currently looking for work, he’s been burdened with the stress of possibly being evicted. Amy is stepping in as a friend and is asking for others to pitch in and help raise money, so Shelton can keep pushing forward.Shelton and Amy are part of our CMBAL family. And as family, we can’t stand by and not show our love.So, we’re reaching out to the rest of our CreativeMornings family to also show love. Pitch in $$$ and let’s not leave behind anyone in our family.

Send your contributions to Amy’s PayPal at amysherald@gmail.com. All contributions will go to Shelton.

Give thanks, share LOVE. We could all use it.

See you soon.


Olivia & CMBal Crew