“Their fingers on the pulse of all things hot and creative in Charm City.” – The Guardian


What Weekly’s mission is to document and fuel the Baltimore Renaissance. Independent. Grassroots. Launched in 2010.

An award-winning, independent arts and culture web magazine, What Weekly is published by What Works Studio, a creative agency driven by positive social change. In an effort to inspire its residents, we focus on the positive contributions of the creative class to the city of Baltimore.

We’ve rallied a collective of artists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, educators and writers that work together to produce media dedicated to telling the positive stories about Baltimore.

We believe that by promoting the health and success of Baltimore, we can inspire others to contribute to the betterment of our city. By showcasing what’s amazing about our city with vibrant photos, videos, illustrations, a curated events listing and front-line accounts of events, we aim to capture global attention and put Baltimore on the map as a world-class intellectual and artistic hub.



If you find any joy and value in What Weekly, please consider supporting this project. We can accept tax-deductible donations through our fiscal sponsor – and we offer a pick-your-price monthly subscription.


Talk with us about events, digital advertising, sponsorships, or custom campaigns to get the attention of our young, smart, engaged audience. We partner with organizations aligned with our mission. Get our media kit.


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We are proud to have a loyal and diverse audience positioned at the intersection of business and creativity. We are the voice of a burgeoning populace that is socially-conscious, upwardly mobile, educated and fueling the creative community.

What Works Studio, the publisher of What Weekly, is a creative agency inspired by storytelling, community, and social change. We’re the agency behind the Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, the Inner Harbor’s Trash Wheel social media presence, and last year’s Bmore Gives More campaign, which raised $5.8 Million for local nonprofits in a single day. And, did we mention, we love Baltimore.

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Featured in Technical.ly Baltimore.

Shout out to What Weekly in New York Magazine.

The Guardian thinks What Weekly is one of Baltimore’s Best Blogs.

What Weekly won a Best of Baltimore award from Baltimore Magazine: Best ‘Zine in 2013.

What Weekly was featured in The Huffington Post.

What Weekly won “Best New Magazine” in August 2011 by Baltimore Magazine.

What Weekly was voted #3 for “Best Baltimore-Related Web Site” by Baltimore City Paper readers in 2011.

What Weekly was featured in The Baltimore City Paper in August 2010.


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