Sowebo Festival 2009

fest 2009 poster

Festival Co-Chairs

Micha Dannenberg:
Kristen Faber:

Music Committee

Brad Selko, Coordinator
Adam Herson
Jim Hickey

Arts & Crafts / Non-profits Vendor Committee

Jane Buccheri
Ocean May

Food Vendor Committee

Ben Calvert, Coordinator
Katie Calvert, Coordinator

Street Art Activities Committee

Jeanne Kemp, Coordinator
Sheena Ham

Café Alley Committee

Diamonte Brown, Concierge

Design / Marketing / PR

Cari Knowles, Coordinator
Jesse Holcomb
Amy Odigie
Kim Chewning
Matt Achhammer
Jen Silate


Scotty Stevenson

Volunteer Recruitment Committee

Patricia Dane, Coordinator

Logistics Committee

David Crumpton, Coordinator
Salaam Williams
Darren Brown

Beer & Wine Concessions Committee

Bill Adler:


fest 2009 logo

2009 Festival Photographs Pictures

George Skepton

Festival Photograph Archives




The 2009 Sowebohemian Arts Festival was a huge success, thanks to all who brought it together and to all who attended.
In the Bullseye of Sowebo, Surrounding Historic Hollins Market.

2009 Festival Pictures


Bohemian Stage

Grace International Church....
3 Fifths....

Rise Up Stage

Tim Kaye....
Bond & Bentley....
Keefe Rocket...
Pharaoh Rat....

Get Down Stage

Whistlin Charlie....
Ms Sara & The Help....
Block Funfsion....
Lawn Chair....


Café Alley activities include musical performances, street performers and arts & crafts activities for children and adults. Seating at café tables will be provided for “Sowebohemians” enjoying entertainment, arts activities, refreshments or just a good conversation.

Pan Majestic Steel Drum Orchestra
Street Buskers / The Dahlia Flute Due
The Matka Sisters / Conceptual Performance Artists
Black Cherry Puppet Theater / Puppet Performance
Baltizons / Stiltwalking Performers
Street Buskers / Peter & Alex, Guitar Duets
Theresa Colombo / Conceptual Portrait Artists
40 West / Musical Performance
Barrage Band / Improvisational Marching Band
Street Buskers / Lauren Maxwell
Spoon Popkin / Apologies by Prox


I’d Rather Be Sail Painting / A communal painting tsunami of sea worthy proportions. Grab a brush, roller, mop and jump overboard!
Hat Making / We supply the materials, you supply the chrome dome! Then join the marching band.
Cape Making
Face Painting


We thank the following presenters of the 2009 Soweboposter Show:

Zella's Pizzeria
1145 Hollins Street

Sweet Tooth
1111 Hollins Street

Lunch by Nature and the Natural Life Cafe
31 S. Arlington St

arts & crafts

John Davis / Fisticuffs Leather / Handmade recycled leather wrist cuffs and watch bands
Rick Miller / Zeskinds Hardware / Restoration Hardware & Handmade Products
Frank Durantaye / Sunflower Trading Co. / Hats & Clothing from around the world
Mike Straight / Stained Glass Shadows / Stained Glass Jewerly
Michele Banks / ARTMONGER INC. / original watercolor paintings and collages
Leslie Alvarez/ Wind Over Water / Swarovski Crystal Jewerly, Feng Shui Crystals & Cures
Barbara Young & Misha Bright: Brabara Young & Misha Wright Jewelry / Jewelry & Accessories
Mu Viboonrattana to-sanguan: Lil Fishy / Handmade clothes & Accessories
Stephney Wallace: Stephney Wallace / Stainglass Inspired Jewelry
Tip Lee: T. P. Jewelry & Gifts / Hand Painted Ceramics minatures, hand finished sterling silver jewelry, homemade yoyo balloons
Hope Shakya: Treasures from Nepal / Custom Made Clothes from Nepal, Tibet which I design while I am in each country
Roberta Ahmad / Hannan's Handcrafts / Crochet items & jewelry
Theresa Carrington / You & Me Soaps / Handmade soaps, body their butts, lotions, scrubs, bath items and shea butter
Faith Freeman / Things Hoped For / Handmade Jewelry
Mary Bulter / Maja Jewelry / Jewelry & Clothing
Shobha Ohal / Shobha Ohal / Sterling Silver Jewelry W 14K Gold, Semi-Precious Stones, Photo, text, sari material, sketches and prayer cards
Keith Nichols & Carlotta Fried / Keith-Illustrations -Pen&Ink, Carlotta-Kusadamu Origami, Hand painted Notes & Cards
Kate Blue / Blue Lizard Designs / Graphic Designs
Geralyn MacVittie / Charm City Soaps / Handcrafted Soaps and Related Body Products
Robin & Mike Lambert / Original Artwork (drawings, Paintings,Cat & Halloween Art), Old records, CD's, Books & unusual Craftart
John Nickerson / Gnarly Artly / Original Designed hand printed shirts, dresses & Kids clothes
Charles Hawkins / Oooh LaLa Tile / Art made with broken tile & glass
Jimi Fardan / Pencilmania / Print and original pencil & Acrylic drawings and silkscreened original art on T-shirts. Live Sketcking
Diana Sanlorenzo Campbell / Diana SanLorenzo
Jerald Morales / The Aroma Gyspy / Tie Dye T-Shirts, Novelties, Wooden Boxes, Colorful Flags & Tapestries
Kimberley L. Donoso / Kim's Spa Boutique / Bohemian Skirts, tye dye dresses, meditation items & handmade jewelry
Maria Cavacos / Cavacos Studio / Hand painted personalized note paper, cards, prints & orgiginal collage
Bart Schultz / The Masking Tape Guy / Contemporary Folk Art Masking Tape Sculptures, objects & paintings
Jessica Turner / Quilts, Jewelry, Purses and Fabric Arts
SpeakEasy Printing - / growing local company using eco friendly methods to produce our apparel line
Nura Fardan & Freedom Colbert / SephiaButterfly/Works of Freedom, Original Art Work and Art Prints
Bia Riaz & Heather Elliott / Gypsy Junque, Henna & Bindi Bodyart/Beaded Jewelry, Various Crafts
Sarah Davenport / Glass Happiness, Fused Glass & Stone/Crystal Jewelry unique & whimsical
John Starling/Jack Ratchet / Smith Growth Partners, Political, Esoteric & Humorous Handscreen Printed, Artist Designed T-Shirts/Stickers
uliet Muhwezi / Jinja Boutique, Handmade quilts&crafts from India, Caribbea, Africa and South America
Aaron Yealdhall / Speakeasy, Original t-shirt designs, stickers, independent art and contest with prizes
Hillary Scholten / Handmade Ceramics/Functional Pottery
Lindsay Benedict / Art photography focusing on architecture and cityscapes in Italy
Ed & Machelle Frantz / T.M. Enterprises / Fashion Eyewear, Hats,Sunbrellas, Beef Jerky
Linda Synder / Lin-Mar / Sand Bottles
C.O. Cache / Cynthia Angelini & Jes Porro / Jewelry & Phone Cases
Lawrence Kendall / The Spiral Dance Bookstore / Pottery, Fabrics, Figurines, Paintings
Bianca Bingaman & Kristy Wandle / Paintings and Handmade tiles
Joseph Laney / In & Out Boutique / Clothing & Photos
Amanda McDaniel / Nature Rules / Handmade Cosmetics & Floral arrangements
Kathryn Dorsey & Patrice Gentile / Hashbury Designs/Prettyparynoid & Aliceanna Designs / "Art You Can Use" Mixed Media Collage on Household goods(boxes, Lamps, Frames, etc.) Custom Designed & Rockin Jewelry and Custom Made Women's Fashions
Karen Brand / Offbead Jewelry / Wire & Beaded Jewelry
Betsey Waters / In the Garden / Plants/herbs & Containers
Canese Hutchinson / Jewelry & Handbags
Yvonne Marie / Clothes, Shoes, Bags
Matt & Carl Achhammer / Photography and Bonsai Trees
Lori Yanke & Jake Warford / Hand Knit Bags & Goods/Photography
Patricia Smith / Class Cuts, Hair Goods

William Commander / William Commander, The Mythbuster, Wordwise
Jerilyn Paladino / The Alpaca Girl, LLC, 100% Natural Fiber Garments, accessories, handmade in Peru (Baby Alpaca, silk & Cotton)
Emily White LMT / Healing Essence of Touch Therapeutic Massage
James Craig / Tooth and Nail Art, Paintings, Shirts, Painting Replecations
Albert Prater / Bella Donna Fashions LLC, Handbags & Jewelry
Shawn & Erienne Sutherell / Barbara Sue Designs, Handmade Jewelry (necklaces, Earrings Bracelets & Anklets) Semi Precious Stones & Silver
Carrie Brazell / Canvas; Clothing, Jewelry
Carlita White / Carlita's Creations, Jewelry
A. Philip Douglas & William Alston / Paintings, Oils, Watercolors, Small Crafts, T-Shirts Shadow Box
Maria Aldana / Maria Aldana / B'More Cultured, Glow-in-the-dark T-Shorts, Jeweley, Tot Bags and Photographs to Support Cuttural Exchange Youth Organization
Dirk Joseph / Azi Arts, Original Paintings, Scuptures, Stationary
Dave Hill / Jewelry Villa, A wide assortment of unique jewelry including hemp, seed beads, art glass, motorcycle, silver and teen jewelry
Millie Karaara / Perfaekt Gifts, Hand Woven Baskets, Beaded Baskets, Jeweley, Pearls
Charlene Fields & Irene Player / Charlene and Irene Enterprises
Sheri Poole / Soul Kiss World Imports
Yuseff & Umoja / Yuseff & Umoja, Incense, Oils, Jewelry, Clothing, Drums, Ete
Sandra King / Nahkud Butterfly / Unique Gift Collections, Handmade Jewelry & Gift Baskets
Gladys Huaman / Inka Kuya, Peruvian Arts & Fine Handicrafts
Robert Gruber / A People United, Indian hand-beaded tapestries, jewelry, incense, oils, scraves, clothing (natural fibers)
Kim Sussan / Scented candles and oils
Brad Johnson / Book Rendezvous, Used Books
Loring Cornish / Hand cut glass inspirational art pieces
Nancy Belisle / Homemade & new jewelry and crafts
Benjamin Sanders / Home Spun Inc.
Rachel Herrick / Gracies Garage, T-Shirts hand painted with Original art works, prints on paper, paintings
Pat Cruz / Wear Your Voice!, Handscreened printed/painted american apparel, shirts w/B'more-centric slogans
Anne Murphy / Dixie Home Crafters
Royal / Royal


The Loading Dock
Dept of Social Services
Campaign for Liberty - Baltimore
Grace International Church
Transfiguration Catholic Community
Southwest Charter School
Healthy Hollins
Irish History Museum


Asian Grille / Bobby Kamp
Rita's Concessions / Rita Murray
Constantine's Greek Kitchen / John Vatenos
Lin-Mar Accessories / Linda Snyder
Taste of International Food / Mama Saray
Always Smokin Food Vendors / Alan Amos
South Carolina BBQ & Catering / Erick Sessions & Julius Davis
Michele's Granola LLC / Tony Sowa
Lunch By Nature - Natural Life Cafe / Nira Minniefield & Eshe Armah
Zella's Pizzaria (Jari, LLC) / Julie Ari
Baltimore Pho / Rodney Winkler
Charm City Cafe
Frosty's Shaved Ice / Shanya Hilliard
New Life Covenant Ministries / Anna Ward & Terrell Clay
The New Fayette Street Market and Deli / David Brown
Little Hollins Crabcakes / Joanne Whitely
North Station Café / Kevin Brown

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