Trade4Art unites artists and tradespeople in Baltimore by building trust and appreciation for the values in each other's work. This choice aims to correct an imbalance in supply and demand by allowing people to experience richer, more meaningful lives regardless of income or wealth. The barter model follows the New Economy values of sustainability, equitability, and democracy. The barter exchanges provide opportunities for community engagement, raising awareness of the talents, skills, and lives of Baltimore residents. The network will grow and evolve in an effort to become a commonplace option for people to meet their needs, offer their skills, and feel connected to our city.