The Baltimore Town Collections

The Baltimore Town Collections are a long-term community archiving project begun in 2021 as a digital space for ephemera from decades of arts happenings and cultural venues in a city known for its eccentric, DIY and vernacular artscene(s). Archived items can be found in two locations — on this site:

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— and on the Internet Archive site:
The public is invited to share their own content — photos, audio files, videos, small press — plus personal recollections, comments and friendly critiques on the items in BTown’s collections. Webpages on this site, and at the Internet Archive, are under development (in beta) in 2022.

Nature Art in the Park

A decade of community artworks celebrating Nature, in Baltimore City’s Leakin Park, organized by Doug Retzler, Heide Grundmann & friends.
Nature Art in the Park | Internet Archive collection

The Shakemore Festival

Annual music, poetry & performance fest in Westminster Maryland since 2007, founded by the band Half Japanese and friends.
Nature Art in the Park | Internet Archive

The SoWeBo Festival

Annual multi-stage street fest in the Hollins Market neighborhood of South-West Baltimore, where hundreds of bands have played since the mid-1980s
SoWeBo Fest | Internet Archive

The Foodscape Show

In the legendary artists’ dive The Mount Royal Tavern, in the middle of MICA’s campus, during the Artscape, this parody show combined food with art.
Foodscape Show | Internet Archive

lists & links
collections of collections
timeline software
Omeka & TimelineJS
add-content form
Baltimore projects
Ad Hoc Fiasco
Marble Bar bands
altBalt on the Internet Archive
altBalt on Discord
altBalt public page on Facebook
altBalt closed group on Facebook

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