Street artists use walls as canvases, but probably only a few are given the opportunity to use an entire building. The aptly named Graffiti Warehouse, managed by the Rosenfeld Organization, is a massive industrial studio where street artists have access to a safe space and extra-large, 34-foot canvases to do their work. Though each artist is required to bring his or her own paint, completed pieces go up on display and can be sold on-site, with half the proceeds going back to the creator. More than a dozen established artists currently call this space an exhibition home for their paintings and other media.
Open Walls photography tours provide glimpses of select street artists' work and introduce guests to the streets of Baltimore by visiting nearby under-used urban spaces, sites of beautiful murals, and the one overpass where Picasso used to hang out. Street artists aren't the only clients served by the studio, though: Graffiti Warehouse also supplies art therapists and photographers with resources and studios that feature soaring nine-foot windows and private bathrooms.
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Quite A Treat Catering refuels party guests with overflowing platters of tasty comfort food. The expert chefs craft dozens of finger sandwiches, assemble colorful fruit trays, and whip up lasagna or gumbo to fill chafing dishes. For a signature touch, hosts can opt for a beef roast or turkey sliced by a uniformed carver or put together a soul food–influenced menu of baked macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, and collard greens.
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Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
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Marie Louise Catering serves up an endless selection of sandwiches, such as a turkey club or BLT.
Marie Louise Catering is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — Marie Louise Catering offers a variety of drink options.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Marie Louise Catering's outdoor patio.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Marie Louise Catering.
Catering services are also available.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Marie Louise Catering running under $30 per person.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Marie Louise Catering — they're open for all three meals.
Every year on the first weekend of May, downtown Baltimore's streets bustle as tens of thousands of moviegoers visit local theaters to watch films shot, directed, and edited around the globe. The Maryland Film Festival, like a freakish hurdle sprinter, runs for five days and showcases about 50 feature films and 75 short pieces—ranging from documentaries to animations—many of which are presented by their respective filmmakers or celebrity guest hosts. Past hosts have included Ian MacKaye and Branford Marsalis, and legendary filmmaker John Waters regularly makes an appearance at the festival, hosting a feature film of his choice. Attendees may also stimulate and expand their sensory palates with special events that have included international flicks, three-dimensional movies, and
vintage silent films synced to live music.