FRI 11/27 • 5:30 - 8:00 PM
First Dibs Preview Party ($20; $10 for AVAM members)

SAT 11/28 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Market

American Visionary Art Museum
Jim Rouse Visionary Center • 3rd floor
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

Make Studio is always excited to be part of American Visionary Art Museum's annual holiday art marke, featuring hundreds of original creations by over 40 regional artists and craftspeople

SAT 11/28 • 3:00 PM
Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
SOCCER TEAM @ Make Studio

DC's Soccer Team will be playing a matinee show at Make Studio following the 10/27 release of their 2nd full-length on Dischord Records, "Real Lessons in Cynicism". Also performing will be Falls Church, VA's Kid Claws.

Suggested donation $5 - the bands kindly insisted on directing all proceeds to Make Studio.

Vinyl copies of Soccer Team's new album will be available at the show.

For more about the bands: band/soccer-team

SAT 11/21 • 1:00 - 6:00PM

Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
A Holiday (Schwing) Thing

Building off of our popular annual holiday shopping party, Make Studio is thrilled to announce the debut of our new annual event: "A Holiday Thing" at Schwing Art Center! In our Showroom Gallery, browse a variety of fine art and craft wares from the following vendors:
Artefactory Baltimore, Daisy Glass, McKenzie Ditter, Little Blue Studio, Elizabeth Hvalek, Nicole Jackson (knitwear, jewelry, and textile creations), Kat Art, Made by Itineris, Kristin McWharter, Matt Muirhead

Meanwhile, upstairs at Schwing, wrap up your holiday gift shopping at our Make Studio artists' shop and the holiday shopping party many have come to know and love featuring vendors such as Silpada, Thirty-one, Tupperware, and more, all donating a portion of proceeds to benefit Make Studio!

Across the hall, in support of Litmore, enjoy a Holiday Book Bazaar featuring local authors, a NaNoWriMo Write-In, Writing Craft Book Exchange, and Knot You Vtg Vintage Clothing.
Food will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon from GQ Food Truck (aka Gypsy Queen) and a sweets vendor TBA!
("A Holiday Thing" kicks off Make Studio's "Miracle in the Showroom" Shopping Series in December, coinciding with Hampden's famous Miracle on 34th St., just around the corner. Stay tuned for details on these additional opportunities to shop locally and artfully!)

SUN 10/25 • 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Cary Beth Cryor Gallery
Coppin State University
2500 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21216
No Doubt: Mental Health Challenges and Love

A celebration of art and of the programs the exhibiting artists are affiliated with. The reception features sharing from those who are part of Mosaic Community ServicesMake StudioOn Our Own Baltimore and Coppin State University. More event info on the New Day Campaign website.

SAT 10/10
Art Enables / Off-Rhode Gallery
2204 Rhode Island Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20018
Outsider Art Inside the Beltway (OAIB)

Now in its 10th year, Outsider Art Inside the Beltway (OAIB) originally started as a way for Art Enables to highlight the work they and other DC area groups working with self-taught artists were creating. Make Studio is always proud to be invited by our DC friends!

OAIB runs through 11/16.

SAT 10/10 • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
School 33 Open Studio Tour

October is always School 33 Open Studio Tour, this year our first one in Hampden! More info about the School 33 and this annual event here.

SAT 10/10 • 3:00 - 6:00 PM

SAT 10/24 • 12:00 - 2:30 PM & 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
"Design in Mind (& by Hand)"

At the center of Make Studio’s 3 Free Fall events is a month-long solo exhibition by Dontavious Woody, accompanied by 2 free, inclusive workshops on October 24th that are differentially inspired by Woody’s sensibilities and Make Studio’s new space. More info on Facebook and here.

University of Maryland Baltimore
SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St. (Lobby)
Baltimore, MD 21201
Make Studio at UMB

Make Studio has been invited by UMB's Educational Support and Disability Services for the second time ina row to show selected works during Disability Awareness Month. The exhibit can be found in the lobby of the SMC Campus Center.

The Gallery @ EEC Baltimore
(Emmanuel Church)
811 Cathedral St.,
Baltimore, MD 21201
Reception: 10/30 • 6 - 8 PM
Make Studio at the Gallery @ EEC Baltimore

Make Studio is showing selected works at the Gallery @ EEC Baltimore in October. The Gallery is open on SAT afternoons between 1 and 4 pm; on SUN from 10 a.m. to 2 pm; and whenever the sign is up outside the Reed Street entrance. It is also open by appointment, as well as during business hour 10-4 MON-FRI) by checking in with the main office manager. Visit the Emmanuel website or call the church office at 410.685.1130 for more info.

FRI 10/2 • 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
"Creepy Schwingin' Drawin' Zoo!"

Join us in getting a head start on Halloween -- a fun and (just a little) creepy First Friday in our Schwing Showroom Gallery.

The gallery will be open to all comers from 5-8 PM. We'll provide autumn refreshments, with adult beverages available for a small donation. Creepy, funny, spooky, and possibly spine-tingling art pieces created by several Make Studio artists will be on display and available for sale, in addition to new "all-occasion" artworks.

From 5:30-7:30 PM, the Drawing Zoo will lead an inclusive art session suitable for anyone wishing to explore and develop their life drawing and painting skills. For only $25, all materials will be provided, as well as refreshments, and participants will be able to meet and create artwork based on DZ's fascinating animal models, some of whom may even be in costume! 

Email us for advance tickets or purchase at the door. Also, check our Facebook event page.

Whether coming to draw or just stopping by, you're invited to give your Halloween costume a trial run that evening, as well!

SAT 9/19 • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

"The Avenue", Hampden
Baltimore, MD 21201

2015 marks the first year for us in which we participate in Hampdenfest as a Hampden-based organization! Details about vendors and entertainment can be found on the Hampdenfest website. In addition, the Make Studio gallery at 3326 Keswick Road will be open 10-12:30.

FRI 9/18 • 8:00 - 11:00 PM

The Ynot Lot
4 W North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201

The inaugral public outdoor screening of City Project(ions) a project organized by artist Bart O'Reilly in collaboration with several artists from Make Studio among others, and with support from The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts Station North, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Warnock Foundation.

FRI 9/4 • 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
Ink & Canvas, Off-Balance:
Selected works by Gregory Bannister

Make Studio artist Greg Bannister doesn't get to come to our studio very often because of his full work schedule, but this does not slow down his prolific art practice. Of late, this includes the colorful, modernist-influenced paintings that he's become well-known for, as well as delicate, mono-chromatic ink drawings. For his first solo show, we're pleased to present a sampling of these recent works selected by Greg especially for this occasion.

Join us for the opening reception coinciding with First Friday in Hampden!

Exhibition runs September 4th - 28th

SAT 8/29 • 5:00 PM

Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211

A spin on the typical Bingo, Make Studio and local artists have teamed up to offer art prizes! Doors open at 5 with food trucks and refreshments available for sale. Bingo begins at 6. 

The "Ambassador of Hampden," Lou Catelli will be our celebrity caller. All proceeds to benefit the programming at Hampden-based Make Studio, supporting the art of emerging adult artists with disabilities. 

FRI 7/17 • 11 AM - 8:30 PM
SAT 7/18 • 11 AM - 8:30 AM
SUN 7/19 • 11 AM - 8 PM

Charles Street Garage
1714 Charles St.,
Baltimore, MD 21201

Organized in a style of a commercial art fair, Artist-Run Art Fair will feature mini exhibitions by 19 artist-run spaces and arts nonprofits from Baltimore and beyond.  The spaces included are often off the beaten track, or hard to find spaces. 

Artist-Run Art Fair is curated and organized by Open Space, an artist-run gallery located at 512 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD. Open Space's mission is to promote a vibrant, visible and connected contemporary arts community in Baltimore through producing a consistent curated program of exhibitions, annual festivals and maintaining a wide variety of supplemental events such as lectures, film screenings and music shows.

We are excited to have been selected again in 2015!

THU • 6/25, 2015 • 6-8 PM
(soft opening)

FRI • 7/3, 2015 • 5-7 PM
(First Friday viewing opportunity)

SAT • 7/11, 2015 • 3-8 PM
(screening/art experiential)

Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Rd.,
Baltimore, MD 21211

In fall of 2014, artist Kristin McWharter embarked on the Hear CharmCity project, a series of hand-drawn animations based on street interviews with Baltimore residents aiming to promote new platforms of communication for communities in our City. Project participants are asked, "If you could say anything to Baltimore City in 30 seconds or less, what would you say?" Debuting Hear Charm City to a wider audience and furthering its goals of inclusive communication, this show will feature a selection of artworks from Make Studio's 29 participating artists that reveal how they see Baltimore, paired with prints from Hear Charm City animations and hand-written documents.
The screening of the first season of Hear Charm City and collaborative videos produced by McWharter and Make Studio, along with an arts experiential, will take place on July 11 (3 - 8 PM).

This project is made possible in part with support from the Maryland State Arts Council mini-grant.

SAT • 6/20, 2015
Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Rd.,
Baltimore, MD 21211
A celebration of 150 years of Alice in Wonderland

Make Studio is excited to support this event organized by Litmore with an art exhibition and other activities.
Daytime all ages art-making and readings in the showroom and evening costume event! More details to come!

FRI • 6/5, 2015 • 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Make Studio / Schwing Art Center
3326 Keswick Rd.,
Baltimore, MD 21211
First Friday

A great thing about our new neighborhood, Hampden, is that it has monthly "First Fridays" in which local merchants open to visitors in the early evening and feature special events, shows, and promotions. For the first time on June 5, we'll host our own First Friday Open Gallery event! Please stop by between 5-8 PM for a casual look at our artists' recent works -- finished and in-progress -- and enjoy a drink and a snack.

SAT • 5/17, 2015 • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Druid Hill Reservoir
2600 Madison Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21217
Art Outside

In 2014, Art Outside returned to Druid Hill Park for an encore event. Nearly double the number of artists participated and attendance was tremendous as more Baltimoreans wanted to experience the buzz of this arts festival. Back by popular demand, Art Outside will once again be held in Druid Hill Park, and Make Studio is excited to be part of it again after a great event last year. More about the festival here.

SUN • 4/26, 2015 • 1 - 3 PM
Towson Arts Collective
40 W Chesapeake Ave,
Towson, MD 21204
Collaborative Stitching with Pam Negrin & Make Studio artists

Pam Negrin’s work includes embroidery, appliqué, drawing, collage, improvisational quilting, printmaking and sculpture. She is a resident teaching artist with Young Audiences of Maryland and the Maryland State Arts Council. Her residencies transform classrooms into creative and collaborative handwork studios where students learn new skills, express themselves and create something beautiful and inventive together.
As a continuation of Pam's work with several Make Studio artists in the fall of 2014 as part of FreeFall Baltimore, this free workshop is being offered at Towson Arts Collective.

FRI • 4/10, 2015 • 6 - 8 PM
Make Studio
3326 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
"Join the A-Team":
Autism, Art & Acceptance

In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, Make Studio will host a special evening featuring a talk by painter and ASAN Board member Katie Miller, MFA, as well as a showcase of artworks by other artists on the spectrum, with selected local service providing organizations on-hand with resources and information.
Katie Miller studied painting at MICA (BFA/MFA). She has been represented by CONNER SMITH in Washington, DC since 2010 and has exhibited at Pulse Miami, Volta Basel, The Armory Show, (e)merge and others. Group exhibitions include the Smithsonian Institution, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Fort Wayne Museum of Art. A winner of the Wynn Newhouse Award and an artist grant from the State of Maryland, Miller has been reviewed or published in numerous national publications and is represented in public and private collections nationally & internationally. She lives in Maryland and paints full-time.
$5 donation appreciated.

SAT • 2/28, 2015 • 1 - 4 PM
Make Studio
3326 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
"Pleading the (Perfect) Fifth"

Much like a "perfect fifth” in music, entering our 5th year Make Studio is realizing consonance as an organization that harmoniously brings together the diverse talents of under-recognized artists. But we’re pleading the fifth — we don’t want to tell you anything, we want to show you everything!
Please join us in viewing a special exhibition of works by our program artists at our inaugural “Open Gallery” in our new Schwing Art Center.

SAT • 2/21, 2015 • 4 -6 PM
Make Studio
3326 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211
"More like You than Not":
A conversation with Larry Bissonette

As a part of celebrating our 5th anniversary(!) Make Studio is pleased to host this interactive presentation with noted painter and autism self-advocate Larry Bissonnette. (Larry was featured in the 2011 film Wretches & Jabberers
The event will begin with a showing of his short film, "My Classic Life as an Artist", followed by a presentation about his work, and a casual Q&A with refreshments.

Free and open to the public, but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated.
This event is made possible through the additional support of St. Peter's Adult Learning Center, Inc. and St. Elizabeth School).

2/2 - 3/6, 2015
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Gormley Gallery | Fourier Hall
4701 N. Charles Street,
Baltimore, MD 21210

This curated exhibition features works by 14 Make Studio artists.

SAT • 2/7, 4 - 6 PM:
Gallery talk & reception

For more info visit here.

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