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Mount Vernon


With a backdrop of stunning 19th century architecture and inviting parks, Baltimore’s Mount Vernon is a cultural urban village that boasts museums, music, theater, international dining cuisine, boutiques, festivals, and a thriving nightlife.

The neighborhood’s historic centerpiece, built in 1815, is the Washington Monument. The nation’s first monument to George Washington soars 176 feet above four picturesque parks. Mount Vernon is a special place, rich in history and vibrant in the present, a neighborhood that beckons residents and visitors to take their time and enrich their lives.

Our 2016 Mount Vernon Cultural District Members

Founded in 1996, the Mount Vernon Cultural District showcases world-class attractions and serves to promote the unique charm of our beautiful Mount Vernon neighborhood.

Our new Mount Vernon Newsletter is written in partnership with all of our Mount Vernon arts and cultural organizations. Each month, we will highlight one of our member institutions as well as detail a few of the many great happenings within our neighborhood.

Members of the Mount Vernon Cultural District include:

•Baltimore School for the Arts
•Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
•Basilica of the Assumption
•Center Stage
•Enoch Pratt Free Library
•Garrett Jacobs Mansion/Engineer’s Club
•George Peabody Library
•Grace & St. Peter’s Church
•Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries
•Maryland Historical Society
•Maryland Humanities Council
•Mount Vernon Conservancy
•Old Saint Paul’s Church
•Peabody Institute
•Spotlighters Theatre
•St. Mary’s Spiritual Center & Historic Shrine
•Walters Art Museum

Our 2016 Business Members

•Byrnes & Associates
•Day Capital, Inc.
•Helmand Restaurant
•The Prime Rib
•Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects, Inc.
•Catholic Charities/Archdiocese of Baltimore
•The Orion Group
•Bay Bank

Our Proud Community Partners

•Bromo Seltzer Arts District
•Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
•Station North Arts & Entertainment District
•Visit Baltimore

About Laura

Executive Director Laura Rodini loves and lives in Baltimore. Her online marketing business, Paisley Green, LLC, works with some of the best-known nonprofits in the area, such as The Baltimore Basilica, The Maryland Historical Society, and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Before joining The Mount Vernon Cultural District, Laura was Executive Director of The Historic Charles Street Association.

With nearly a decade of Direct Marketing experience, Laura has worked at the forefront of the online marketing and Social Media worlds. Businesses, Nonprofits and Boards of Directors seek out her services to explain how to harness and monetize the power of the Internet for their organizations. Laura’s strategic marketing and public relations services enable clients to get press, grow readership, and build ‘buzz’ like never before.

Laura started Paisley Green, LLC, in 2011.

“Baltimore is a city that participates,” she says, “I’ve lived all over, but I’ve never felt like I ‘belonged’ anywhere before I moved to Baltimore. I understand where the nickname Charm City comes from. I’m proud to represent The Mount Vernon Cultural District and bring new audiences to our wonderful area.”

For more information, visit www.paisleygreen.com.




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