The Motor House is a performance space, incubator, gallery, creative learning place, and artistic community, housed in a three-story, 24,800 square foot building on North Avenue between Howard Street and Maryland Avenue. Motor House is a place where anyone and everyone is welcome to create and welcomes new visions, bold experiments, and fresh voices.
From 2005 until 2012, the building was known as the "Load of Fun" space, owned and operated by an artist-entrepreneur who leased performance and studio spaces to individual artists and organizations. In the summer of 2012, the owner voluntarily closed the building after a zoning dispute. BARCO purchased the property in August 2013 to restore it as a cultural hub for the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.
The first floor is the principal public venue with a black box performance space, a public gallery, and an upcoming restaurant. The second floor provides studios to more than 14 artists and the third floor offers collaborative and office space for arts related organizations like the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
With initial funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, BARCO has developed the property into a facility that showcases Baltimore's vibrant and diverse urban arts scene; provide safe and affordable studios for artists, performers, curators, and nonprofit arts organizations; and attract audiences and art patrons from across the city and around the region.
The Motor House
120 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
For more information visit the Motor House Website
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