This BMA event is gathering Black artists and entrepreneurs - Baltimore


Feb. 8, 2017 12:53 pm

This BMA event is gathering Black artists and entrepreneurs

The Saturday afternoon Creativity Exchange has a panel discussion and vendor fair.

The Baltimore Museum of Art.

(Photo by Flickr user dnkbdotcom, used under a Creative Commons license)

Black artists and entrepreneurs are set to spend Saturday afternoon at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The free event, called Creativity Exchange: Intersections Between Black Artists and Black-Owned Businesses, provides a chance for the creative community to meet and learn from each other. It’s runs 12-5 p.m. on Feb. 11.

During a panel discussion at 2 p.m., entrepreneurs will talk about their work and challenges they face. Panelists include Myrtis Bedolla of Galerie Myrtis in Old Goucher, Pierre and Jamyla Bennu of Exittheapple art space in Barclay, and Jay Jacksonrao, CEO of TNP Studios, a MICA entrepreneurship competition winner which produces The Nerdpocalypse podcast. (Check out their latest episode with Sparkypants.)

The event also has a storytelling workshop (which is currently full), and vendor fair featuring local jewelry, apparel, woodwork and body care products. Plus, there’s a networking reception catered by Dovecote Cafe.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Baltimore and DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.


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