Come along for our Live Streaming Virtual First Friday Fiesta Art Walk!

Friday, May 1st  5-9PM

HIghlandtown First Friday Art Walk

Live Stream Event HERE

Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District (ha!) in partnership with Highlandtown Main Street and participating venues is pleased to present a virtual Art Walk event Friday,
May 1, beginning at 5PM. This monthly event brings neighbors and artists together to celebrate across cultures and artistic disciplines and we invite residents from all over the city to tune in for a “fiesta” in Highlandtown!

Traditionally, the Highlandtown Art Walks highlight area landmarks and the neighborhood’s cultures with live music, art demos, dance performances, food and drink specialties, galleries visits and more on a self-guided tour of the district. In the wake of COVID-19 related social distancing guidelines, galleries and artists have adapted their programming to bring all of the above virtually and to the comfort and safety of your home.   

Join us via Facebook Live as our bilingual emcee, Creative Alliance’s Ari Pluznik, connects us with an amazing array of artists and performances, including:

Piñata demo and dance performances by Creative Alliance’s Artesanas

Piñata demo and dance performances by Creative Alliance’s Artesanas

Clay hand-building demonstration with Y:ART Gallery
A celebration of Latina writers and poets with Yellow Arrow Publishing
Gallery tours and talks from Highlandtown GalleryZwiebach Creations and Night Owl Gallery
Kentucky Derby Pre-Party Shop & Live Music with Flaneuse Couture & Millinery 
After hours vintage smut reading with Rust-N-Shine (adults only, please!)

After hours vintage smut reading with Rust-N-Shine

 Cocktail demos, suggestions on local restaurants and more!

Visit our Facebook event page for details and updates and the Art Walk Map for the lineup and a list of local restaurants that offer carry out and delivery!
Streaming content will be available via the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District’s Facebook page.

What is the Arts & Entertainment District

map of arts district

Highlandtown's Arts & Entertainment District (a.k.a. ha!) is the largest such designated area in the state; encompassing Highlandtown, Patterson Park and portions of Canton and Greektown.  ha! offers artists the opportunity to live and work in one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the city. ha! boasts southeast's largest collection of retail and industrial spaces, along with affordable housing and a convenient location, easily accessible from I-95, I-895, Fells Point and Downtown.

Ha! is home of a Creative Alliance at The Patterson, galleries, artist studios, and retail shops with a variety of activities happening year around including the Salsapolkalooza, the Great Halloween Lantern Parade, the Highlandtown Farmer's Market and Artket, Annual Studio Tours, Sculpture in the Park, the Highlandtown Wine Festival, and the Highlandtown Basement Bar Tour.

The Best of Baltimore Magazine's results are in and the Highlandtown Arts District shines! 

Best Mural: Alfie la Quinta Estrella ​
Pablo Machioli's mural at the corner of Baltimore St and Highland Ave is impressive and captivating - certainly deserving of this award! (Photo from Pablo Machioli)

Mural on Baltimore and Highland by Pablo Machioli: Intense orange, yellow and reds create a woman's face on the 3 story corner building.