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The Unbelievable Artistry of Baltimore Crankie Fest

That’s a wrap! The 2023 Baltimore Crankie Fest came and went and in its wake, nearly 1,000 audience members from around the world were moved and thrilled by the hand-scrolled panorama known as the crankie. Above, Alex and Olmsted showcase their unique “Bread” crankie, one of the nine storytelling pieces…...

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Feeling a Bit Crankie? Join us for Crankie Fest 2023, January 6-8, 2023 in Baltimore

Do you feel that warm glow upon your chilled face? Is there a hint of magic in the air? That’s right, it’s crankie season! What is a crankie you might ask? A crankie is a scroll that provides the visual narration to a story or song. Versions of the crankie…...

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Come for the Drum: Baltimore Rhythm Festival

September 17, 20221600 Guilford Ave., Baltimore MD 21202 CCV is excited to support the Baltimore Rhythm Festival, featuring workshops, children’s activities, an open mic, food and craft vendors, and festival drum jams that are like no other. This annual free festival is a community based celebration of the diversity and…...

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CCV Presents Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn

Klezmer on the RoofSaturday, September 17, 2022The Fox Den, 31 South Linwood Ave, Baltimore MD 21224 A sunset klezmer house party overlooking Patterson Park? Count me in! “Perhaps the greatest klezmer band not currently deceased,” Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshn schlep up three flights of stairs to the massive…...

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Celebrate the 4th of July in Baltimore at the Cherry Hill Arts & Music Festival

The Cherry Hill Arts and Music Festival is back in person on July 4th at Middle Branch Park in Baltimore, MD! Join us as we celebrate the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman’s birth! Check out our 2022 line-up and learn more at CherryHillFest.com! CCV is a proud supporter of this celebration…...

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8th Annual Baltimore Crankie Fest is in the Scrolls!

The Center for Cultural Vibrancy was pleased to help curate and produce the 8th Baltimore Crankie Festival. What’s a crankie you ask? A crankie is a scrolled panorama. It is a visual aid to storytelling and song, often incorporating puppetry. The festival, held at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, hosted artists and…...

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