If your audience looks exactly like you and the only time you have people of color in your gallery, concert hall, or theater is in February . . . well, I can't even finish my sentence because if that is true for you, you set Baltimore back by at least 20 years. Get with the times. The faces of this city are rapidly diversifying. You know there were always artists, organizers, and lovers of community here before you came, right? This is not your parents' Baltimore City. Diversity is not always valued initially by everyone. There is a thought that if you include others, excellence will not be a part of the equation. That archaic thought could not be further from the truth. Baskin-Robbins sells 31 flavors and they all taste good. Crayola keeps adding more and more colors to its crayon box. Everyone wants to belong. Remember, I am not calling you out. I am calling you in. Let's make a film or write a play about the Baltimore arts scene and because it's our story we can make it end any way we want it to. We must do better. Our children are watching and they are depending on us to get it right this time. The Baltimore arts scene should reflect equitable access to opportunities for all residents regardless of race, creed, economic background, sexual orientation, weight, hair texture, ZIP code, religious affiliation, or arts education or naw, you get the point. We will do better. We are artists and that's what we do: change the world!