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Artists Compound is a central booking organization, for connecting artists to opportunities with organizations through our virtual & venue locations, for ALL of Baltimore artists. In our Baltimore Artists Directory, we make it easy for artists to be discovered by people who might be seeking specific types of creative talent.

We offer a collection of services to assist artists in becoming more self-reliant such as:

• Events, Galleries & Showcases

• Educational Workshops

• Artist Development, Booking & Promotion

Artists Compound LLC uniquely offers a diverse collection of services for artists. We offer curatorial practices, bookings, event management, and professional development sessions. These serve to expand the artist’s market reach. As a non-exclusive organization, we encourage our artist clients to use our services and opportunities to develop and expand their consumer base. Our main artisan focus is the emerging and mid-career artists that still need guidance and direction to navigate the arts industry.

Chastity Sollmer has dedicated the last seven years with people and businesses that benefit the growth of artists. With a belief that all artists desire being connected, inspired, educated, and offered opportunities to make money on their craft; Sollmer believes this can all happen in one incubator. Artists Compound was born in 2010 and ran as a business in training until it became an LLC the summer of 2016. In 2017, Chyna Mae officially became the Vice President. With their shared dreams, passions, and natural working relationship building off one another’s strengths they are unstoppable.

Chyna Mae

A natural born creative, Chyna Mae, knew she wanted a career in the arts from an early age. As a child she was a self taught visual artists and started selling her work at the age of 10. Her work lead her into a job designing graphics for Damon Foreman’s Music Academy at the age of 16. She also competed in, and won, numerous competitions that lead her to obtain numerous scholarships. In 2009 she became an event coordinator at the Hollywood Ballroom which opened her to the possibility of using her natural gifts to help others visions come to fruition. She followed her creative journey to the Maryland Institute College of Art’s pre college program and to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to obtain her degree in Graphic Design. Her desire for knowledge also lead her to obtain numerous other certificates in childcare, marketing, management, accounting, health and more, In 2015 she started her own business called Your Destiny’s Dream that combined her creative talents with her enjoyment of helping others by creating quality graphic and marketing. Merging her skills with Chastity’s to become the Vice President, a vital part of Artists Compound, was as natural as breathing. Chyna Mae’s extraordinary care to detail is noticeable in every facet of Artists Compound.

Chastity Sollmer

With a deep rooted love for the arts and a belief that all people deserve to live the life they desire it is no surprise that Artists Compound is where Chastity Sollmer ended up. She began her journey as a “caretaker” in the hospitality industry 22 years ago holding every Front of House title imaginable. Her pursuit to take care of others didn’t end there, after obtaining degrees in behavioral psychology and special education she started a decade long journey working with children that have disabilities in the Howard County MD Department of Special Education. Somewhere along the way she became to understand the struggle of artists to secure meaningful opportunities to be successful and as an artist herself she was drawn to doing something to change the idea that artists should be synonymous with starving. Today she runs Artists Compound with her partner, an organization dedicated to seeking out providing the creative community with the tools that they need to thrive.