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March 29, 8:30am • Impact Hub Baltimore • part of a series on Water

March Playlist: Water

CreativeMornings/Baltimore’s Music Curator, Ashley Lomax, curated a playlist for this month’s theme. She said about the theme:

Water is a a powerful element that creates our lives and our world. Water can save you or be the end of you, but it always brings cleansing, purifying elements and a feeling of  "a new".  With music, fluidity and action in lyrics, rhythms and genres, pivots your scope on the day and yourself. So for me, these songs convey that for me. The best part of this playlist is that is can be played in order, like the river flows. Be sure to look out for the theme of water within the album titles, lyrics or song titles. 

Celebrate the CM/Bal Reboot with a FREE Maryland Art Place Membership

We loved seeing all your smiling faces this morning! A huge thank you to Steven White and Dominick Davis of DifferentRegard for a great talk and discussion. If you couldn’t join us, be sure to stay connected on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, where we’ll be posting photos and the talk in full in the coming weeks. To celebrate the reboot of CreativeMornings Baltimore Maryland Art Place (MAP) is offering free membership for any donation over $30 made online between now and Sunday at noon.

Membership gets you things like a free ticket to their annual spring event on April 5, Out of Order, MAP’s free-hung exhibition, showcasing the works of over 250 artists annually.

To take advantage of this great offer while supporting CM/Bal – please click here and fill out the form to join as a member and your membership fee will go directly back to CM/Bal! Please note, this offer expires on 2/24 at 12 p.m. EST.

Symmetry Playlist

CM/Bal community member Ashley Lomax curated a playlist for this month’s theme.

“I have always been a fan of Symmetry, whether that’s within music or any other medium. I equate Symmetry to balance, which leads to me feeling calm. But Symmetry is more defined as a correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing. So, with that in mind, I picked that I felt had ‘pleasing’ aspects to them. Not to mention, it is February, so there are some songs based around love, sprinkled around. There’s songs  In a variety of genres and tempos, to give you a sneak peek in my symmetrical spaces. ”

Illustration by @yeshidesigns
Photo by @photoellison 
Model @runawayraye

This month on Symmetry!

Our stage will be graced by the impeccably dressed and uber talented creators of Different Regard, Dominick Davis & Steven White.

Friday 2/22, 8:30-10 hosted by Motor House
Tickets available online Monday the 18th.

We’re Back!

Hello! I’m Kira Wisniewski, your new host. I’m energized to get things rolling here again!

A bit about me

I’m a seasoned event and meeting planner with a can-do attitude and passion for community and the arts. Professionally, I’ve been responsible for an annual 2600+ attendee, multi-day academic conference. I’ve also executed fundraising events such as Paddlestar Galactica: a ping-pong tournament for cheaters for a non-profit organization I co-founded. Additional event-based passion projects include co-curating Call + Response, an art show that pairs writers with visual artists and Kiraoke, a unique karaoke event that celebrates friendship. All this and more can be explored deeper on my website:

A bit about the team

Every CreativeMornings event is free and run by a team of volunteers.

Mario Brandhorst is the new CreativeMornings/Baltimore co-organizer. He’s a native Baltimorean and has been a part of the city’s creative community for much of his life. (You may recognize him as Chicken Finger Man.)

Laura Ferrara,, is continuing on as photographer. She has been with the chapter since 2015.

Cassandra Miller is also staying onboard and you’ll see her helping check you in at the events. She has been with chapter for the past four years.

Winston Zhou,, will also continue as our videographer. He has been with the chapter since mid-2017.

How to participate

  • Come to our reboot event on February 22 at the beautiful Motor House!
  • Invite your friends to join you on 2/22!
  • Sign up for the CreativeMornings/Baltimore newsletter!
  • Complete your profile with a photo of your wonderful face at!
  • Are you a graphic recorder/illustrator? Social media wiz? Are you a graphic designer/art director? Have a knack for photography or video? Love to help run the behind the scenes aspects of an event? Please email us to learn more about volunteering your skillz to the cause!
  • Does your business or organization share the values and visions of CreativeMornings and you’d like to talk shop about partnering/sponsoring? Please email us!
  • Donate money to help bring things back with bang and keep sustaining our chapter!

Stay tuned for details and I hope to give you a high five on 2/22!

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

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