Motor House Opens in Station North
Motor House officially opened over the holiday season at 120 W. North Avenue in Station North. On Thursday, January 21st, the newly renovated building hosted ULI Baltimore’s “Content Before Cocktails” with over 100 attendees anxious to hear about and see the project first hand. The $6.5 million renovation leveraged historic tax credits to convert Baltimore’s first Ford dealership into a 25,000 sf arts hub that showcases Baltimore’s vibrant and diverse urban arts scene; provides quality facilities for artists, performers, curators, and nonprofit arts organizations; and attracts audiences and art patrons from across the city and around the region.
Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation (BARCO) purchased the building in August 2013 and has been working with an advisory committee of artists, curators, performers, arts educators, and art organization executives on the redevelopment effort. The first floor is the principal public venue, with a cafe, a black-box performance space, and a public gallery area in the main entrance. The second floor has been redeveloped as artist studios, and the third floor is home to office and collaborative space for arts-related non-profit organizations.