March-Creative Alliance and Have a Nice Day Project

One of Baltimore’s brightest ideas, Light City, was back for another year of art, music, and innovation. Last year Light City generated millions of dollars for the city, and brought many to Baltimore to be immersed in light and new ideas.

We were thrilled to be back working with Creative Alliance to support the Light City efforts. Creative Alliance provides support to local artists, promotes Baltimore as a center for creative production, and acts as a positive force in our community by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds.

For this month’s event, our volunteers gathered in the basement of Archbishop Borders School in Canton to assemble tambourine lanterns for Creative Alliance’s participation in this year’s Light City kick-off parade. We had a massive assembly line approach spearheaded by Creative Alliance volunteers. In total we assembled 200 drums by cutting circles, drilling holes, and hammering bottle camps.

To keep the creative juices flowing, some of our volunteers supported the Have a Nice Day Project by writing positive messages on coffee cup sleeves to brighten people’s mornings. The organization started in Baltimore, but now has branches across the country. Our volunteers got a kick out of writing uplifting and fun notes to strangers, like ‘You’re a hot tea!’.

After volunteering, we swung by Cardinal Tavern in Canton for some New Belgium brews. Later in the month, we came together to celebrate Light City and our work with happy hour specials at Mussel Bar.

Check out our friends below who made March’s events possible. If you’re interested in getting more involved with one of our partnering organizations, reach out!

Light City Baltimore

Creative Alliance

Cardinal Tavern

Mussel Bar