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Art X The Beat

Art X The Beat

Artist-run venue The Compound will host a musical and visual art fundraiser for the Baltimore Beat, a Black-led and controlled nonprofit print newspaper. The event will feature performances by popular local musicians Outcalls; Glorian; DJ Ducky Dynamo; and visual art displays by Micah E. Wood, James C. Waller, and Kurt Astudillo; with more artists to be announced. The event is at 8pm with a suggested donation of $15; 100% of ticket sales and on-site donations going to fund the important work of the Baltimore Beat.

Produced by students in the Arts Production & Management program at the University of Baltimore, the event brings together artists and musicians to support The Baltimore Beat in a multi-modal setting. The musical space will feature performances by groups from across the Baltimore music scene: operatic pop duo Outcalls, eclectic keyboardist-vocalist Glorian, and Baltimore Club DJ Ducky Dynamo. The visual space will feature work by photographer Micah E. Wood; surrealist painter Kurt Astudillo; and maximalist marker artist James C. Waller.

It will be an energetic evening of art, drinks, and dancing, in service of an essential Baltimore news outlet. The Beat aims to serve all of Baltimore City, including those with limited internet access and those who are a part of underrepresented communities. The paper reflects the energy and excitement of the city, its legacy as a cultural hub of Black American life, and the joy of being a Baltimorean, and believes news should be free and accessible to all and that to achieve this, journalism cannot solely be digital and should not be paywalled.

Event Contact

Ian Power

Event Details

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM


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