Arts and Entertainment
Best Community Arts Series
Urban/Appalachia, Creative Alliance at the Patterson
Published: September 22, 2010
The multi-platform Creative Alliance at the Patterson has always been good at coordinating events that reach out to the community, but with this spring’s Urban/Appalachia series—which focused on the historical feedback loop between Baltimore and Appalachian communities and populations—it really hit one out of the park. The series coordinated events and nights from the arts organization’s many tendrils—film, visual arts, music, community outreach, and advocacy—into one sprawling but focused group of programming that spotlighted what a community arts organization can achieve when it pushes itself.