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Taste the Arts

Taste the Arts

Young Audiences’ gala is back and better than ever! Taste the Arts X: Education Powered by the Arts will take place on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore.

Taste the Arts X: Education Powered by the Arts is a gala benefit to support arts experiences in Maryland schools and communities.

Guests will dine on small plates from nearly 30 of the area’s most sensational restaurants and browse auction items ranging from spectacular art to one-of-a-kind experiences. Performances from Young Audiences award-winning artists will allow guests to experience the awe and excitement that the arts can bring to any environment—from the classroom to the gala ballroom.

Best of all, proceeds from Taste the Arts directly benefit Maryland classrooms, providing our students the opportunity to imagine, to create, and to realize their full potential through the arts.


Purchase Tickets


Friday, May 6, 2016
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

The Hippodrome Theatre
At the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
12 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Anything goes! From blue jeans to ball gowns.





On the Main Stage

Performance composed and directed by Wendel Patrick, YA Artist and 2015 Baker Artist Award Winner. Performed by Peabody Institute musicians Jahi Alexander, Blair Skinner, Louna Dekker-Vargas, and Yoshi Horiguchi and YA artists Max Bent, Wendel Patrick, and Jamaal Collier.

Throughout the Evening

Curtis Blues: Acoustic roots and blues music
NRITYA: Indian Classical dance
Synetic Theater: Pantomime Theatre

Interactive Art Stations

Light painting with FutureMakers: Use craft materials and LEDs to create a “light brush” and paint with light in long exposure photos.

Screen painting with John Iampieri: Practice the traditional Baltimore art of screen painting with a master of the craft John Iampieri.

Award Honorees

Honoring the following arts-in-education leaders:

Paul Wolman
Nina Collier Arts Champion Award

Lois & Michael Mark
Josephine L. Kohn Leadership Award

Jamaal Collier
Artist of the Year Award

Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School
Visionary School Award

Program presented by emcee Aaron Henkin, producer of “Out of the Blocks” and Director of New Local Programming for WYPR 88.1.

VIP Reception – Sold Out!

For the first time, Taste the Arts will feature a pre-event VIP Reception from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Hippodrome Theatre. The reception will include a specialty cocktail and passed hors d’oeuvres, mingling with the night’s honorees and other special guests, a silent auction preview, and the opportunity to create music with YA Artist of the Year Jamaal Collier. To attend the VIP Reception, please choose the VIP Ticket option at check-out.

Online Auction

Not only will you be supporting a great cause – the online auction is fun! Check out our selection of one-of-a-kind items and experiences.


Participating restaurants include:

Absolutely Perfect Catering  Alma Cocina Latina

 Baltimore Waffle Company

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Charm City Cakes    The CharmeryCharmingtons ChiapparellisClavel

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Golden West Cafe   Hipp Cafe

La Cuchara The Local Oyster maggies farm


Scratch   tio-pepe-restaurante




The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Hogan-Lovells    WTMD Radio

FeatsNorthwest Savings Bank Sandy Spring Bank/Trust

What Weekly  wypr_color_logo



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Chris and David Wallace Coale Pripstein   logo     McGuire.Woods

Ober.Kaler          Wells Fargo