Nora Belblidia

Nora Belblidia

Contributing Editor, Writer

Nora Belblidia is a Baltimore-based writer. She grew up in Maryland and, after living in Montreal and New Orleans for a few years, moved to the city in 2016. Her work explores the intersections of art, science, place, and identity. She also takes photos which can be found on her website, along with her writing.

Stories by Nora Belblidia
When Gutierrez died of cancer at the age of 45 in 2010, he left behind a business built on hard work and craftsmanship, and a community of artists and friends who valued his passion and warmth.

“Everything that he did was going to be honoring the craftsman and artist,” says Golpira. “He always said to me, ‘Artists shouldn’t be on the edge of town... We’re primary to society. We should be in the center of town.’”

How a full-time artist and a Baltimore City councilperson have built their art collection

“Everything in this house represents the person, so every piece of art is an intimate connection to that artist,” Fostel says. “Having their work on our walls constantly keeps them in mind.”

The untraditional setting of The Shed allows for an intimacy we’re all lacking these days

What we miss the most, what we're leaving behind, and what we're bringing with us post-pandemic

A Baltimore-based fashion designer crafts clothing with strength and flexibility 

Her fashion line, Jody Davis Designs, recently celebrated its tenth year, and her garments have been worn by the likes of television journalists Soledad O’Brien and Gayle King.