What does Baltimore have that other cities don’t?
KV: Baltimore has many things, but unique among them is a very strong art and design community. We have the highest per-capita ratio of Maker Spaces in the country - studios where people can learn a skill, trade or craft. I think that speaks to Baltimore's industrial history of steel, sail cloth and printing, as well as many others. That history, and the city's old factories and warehouses that held those industries, are being brought back to life in the 21st century.
Why do so many creative types flock here?
KV: Baltimore is supportive. The art scene is vibrant and fun and weird and active, and there's always something new and special happening.