Category Archives: Programs

FORCE Monument Picnic September 29

FORCE + CONGREGATE partnered to host quilt making workshops with congregation members at the Spiritual Empowerment Center as a way to provide community support for survivors of rape and abuse. The first set of 100 quilts will be on display at the Monument picnic! FORCE is hosting the Monument Picnic tomorrow at 2pm in front of Penn Station in Station North. Don’t forget to come see the first set of quilts and learn more about the future Monument Project! RSVP on Facebook.

FORCE Sew A Thon and Monument Picnic

Baltimore Performance Kitchen + CONGREGATE present “Closets” September 22

“We are in community each time we find a place where we belong.” –Peter Block

“CONGREGATE art + faith + community” and Baltimore Performance Kitchen are pleased to present “Closets”, a live performance of stories shared by congregation members and interpreted by members of the Single Carrot Theatre. The performance will be held in the Sheila and Richard Riggs gallery on Sunday, September 22 at 5pm.

The Baltimore Performance Kitchen creative team went to various project sites and recorded congregants’ stories of hope, fear, and love—and how they found support from their fellow church members. This resulted in an installation that juxtaposes black and white video portraits of the participants with audio recordings of them recounting their stories. This installation is featured in the gallery space as a back drop for the theatre performance interpreted by Single Carrot Theatre.

CONGREGATE Baltimore Performance Kitchen

AKIMBO Dance Festival September 15

Come to the second annual AKIMBO Dance Festival in Station Station North this Sunday from 2-5pm! Deep Vision Dance Company will be doing a dance inspired by art + faith + community at the CONGREGATE exhibition inside the MICA Graduate Studio Center gallery! Check out all the other sites dancers will be performing at on the map here:
RSVP on Facebook here.

*AKIMBO is an annual festival that showcases Baltimore’s professional dance companies and movement artists, from traditional to experimental. AKIMBO events are designed to build community between artists, audiences, and venues and to encourage ongoing relationships for future projects and collaborations.


AKIMBO presents: CONGREGATE Community Artwalk August 31

AKIMBO 2013 Congregate Artwalk_Aug 30You are invited to this special program hosted by one of our lovely partners AKIMBO!

Community Artwalk 5-5:30pm- Meet at the corner of St. Paul and North Ave.

Akimbo Teaser 5:30-6pm- MICA Graduate Studio Center

Afro Modern Dance class 6-7pm- Corner of Lanvale and Barclay St.

*AKIMBO is an annual festival that showcases Baltimore’s professional dance companies and movement artists, from traditional to experimental. AKIMBO events are designed to build community between artists, audiences, and venues and to encourage ongoing relationships for future projects and collaborations. 


Check out one of our programs happening this Sunday in conjunction with our Open Studio Tours!

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is an activist arts collaborative committed to promoting a culture of consent through performance events, community conversations and public art works. FORCE will facilitate a series of storytelling and quilting workshops in the congregations to build community support for survivors of rape and sexual assault. The blankets will be part of a large scale community art installation, the Monument Project. To submit a story or learn more, visit

FORCE is hosting “NOT ALONE” -the first quilting and writing workshop in which survivors and their allies can make blankets for the Monument Quilt. The workshop is hosted by one of our partnering congregations, The Spiritual Empowerment Center.

The Spiritual Empowerment Center is a heart-centered community that welcomes all people regardless of race, age, gender, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Come join!

RSVP on Facebook

FORCE Quilt Workshop on Aug 11


Youth Programs are a success!

CONGREGATE’s Youth Programs started out successfully on July 26, 2013. The summer workshops will visit local arts organizations in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, to get a glimpse into who is here and what they are up to! In addition, “CONGREGATE art + faith + community” will offer a series of screen-printing and letterpress workshops for youth within the congregations in conjunction with Baltimore Print Studios.

The screen printing and letterpress workshop series will generate community conversations about place, belonging and identity. This workshop aims to build relationships between youth congregants, artists and community organizations within the arts district. Through community discussions, the youth will decide on the content that will be created during the print workshop.

After the workshop, all the posters, which created by youth, will be presented in MICA’s Studio Center Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries on view from September 6-25, 2013. These prints will serve as a platform for engagement from the audience, inviting viewers to offer written responses to questions the youth have posed to the audience. The screen printing and letterpress processes will be a platform for how the participants choose to share their stories, interests, and experiences.

These programs are proudly sponsored by the MICA Office of Student Affairs Community Service Fund and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Robinson. Thank you for your help! And big thanks to Baltimore Print Studios!

Visit our Youth Programs page for more details. More photos on our Facebook page.