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What is Motor House?

Motor House is a creative crossroads rooted in the culture of Baltimore. We are a non-profit arts hub, gallery, and performance space that encourages new visions, bold experiments, and emerging voices to celebrate the artistry of our city.

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Are you an artist interested in leasing a studio space or hosting a performance at Motor House?

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The    Space

Welcome to the Motor House. We are a multiuse venue providing state-of-the-art performance space, studios, and offices for artists, designers, and cultural organizations.
The Motor House is home to a state-of-the-art performance space with flexible seating for up to 175 people. Interested in booking a show or renting the space for your private event? Visit our Performance Space page.
A core tenet of the Motor House's mission is providing sustainable workspace for practicing artists. Our second floor studios range in size from our 150 square foot micros studios to our larger, 900 square foot studios, and provide working space in the heart of the Station North Arts & Entertainment District for more than 18 individual artists and collectives.
Motor House is built out to meets our tenants needs while encouraging collaboration.
Motor House is not only a space to house inspiring artists and organizations, but a space that inspires anyone who enters.
Located directly behind the Motor House, Graffiti Alley is made and re-made by graffiti artists on a near daily basis. For years, writers have contributed to this constantly changing outdoor space, and Graffiti Alley has served as a backdrop for photos and video shoots, as well as an informal event and meeting space for creatives of varying disciplines from across the city.

Current & Upcoming Events

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Pass the Mic Standup Comedy Classes

Sep 13 — Oct 19

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Pass the Mic Standup Comedy Classes

Sep 13 — Oct 19

Think you have what it takes to be the next Aziz Ansari or Maya Rudolph? The Motor House is excited to welcome all aspiring stand-up comics to sign up for Pass the Mic! Led by pro comedienne and award-winning playwright, Meshelle, known affectionately as the “indie mom of comedy”, Pass The Mic is a 6 session workshop series that meets weekly for 2 hours. Attendance at all 6 classes is highly encouraged.

Class Format:
6 sessions meeting weekly for 2 hours

Session Dates:
10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 FINAL  11/15

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Back to School Block Party

Sat, Sep 23
11.00am

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Back to School Block Party

Sat, Sep 23
11.00am

Start off the school year with a single, new friends, great music, and ice cream! The Motor House is proud to present a FREE Back to School Block Party in partnership with decode me space and Johns Hopkins University. Songwriting Superpower Workshop hosted by Eze Jackson, Unique Robinson of DewMore, and Kariz Marcel.

11 AM – 1 PM: Beatmaking and songwriting

1 PM – 3 PM: Block party and performances

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Broadway Live w/ CJay (Act I)

Tue, Oct 3
6.00pm

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Broadway Live w/ CJay (Act I)

Tue, Oct 3
6.00pm

Act 1 of Broadway Live is a monthly Broadway meet up and open mic for Baltimore youth and families to be creative, make new friends, and learn about Broadway from Pros. Take the stage to perform songs, dance numbers, and scenes from favorite Broadway shows. Parents and youth will gain valuable feedback from industry professionals to build young performers’ craft and boost their confidence.

Act 1: 6-7:30PM Ages 7 to 17yrs (SAME PRICE FOR ALL AGES)

FREE Fall FUN! As a gift for the fall, we are having our ACT 1 be free!

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Broadway Live w/ CJay (Act II)

Tue, Oct 3
7.30pm

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Broadway Live w/ CJay (Act II)

Tue, Oct 3
7.30pm

BROADWAY LIVE at the Motor House with CJay

Also featuring Carol Westcott and Lauren Erazo

*LAST Broadway Live of the Season!
Open mic, Bway Trivia, Dancing, Games, and Sing Along Songs
Broadway Live at The Motor House with CJay Philip is a unique monthly meet up with a Broadway theme. This variety show style party has live music, dancing, games, and open mic. Act 2, 7:30-9:30p showcases performers 18yrs and older and also features local theater companies and new works. Broadway Live at the Motor House is quickly becoming Baltimore’s favorite fun night out with Broadway’s own CJay Philip.
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“American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” Film Screening

Thu, Oct 5
7.30pm

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“American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” Film Screening

Thu, Oct 5
7.30pm

Grace Lee Boggs was an American author, social activist, philosopher and feminist. She is known for her years of political collaboration with C. L. R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya in the 1940s and 1950s. Join us for an intimate screening of the documentary “American Revolutionary”, which tracks Grace’s incredible journey and evolution as an activist. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. In partnership with Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity (BARS)

Panelists:

Lisa Snowden McCray – Journalist Baltimore City Paper/Baltimore Sun Editorial Board

Andrew Mayton- Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity

Maria Aldana – Neighborhood Voices/Creative Alliance Education Director

Jeneé Matthews – Balti Gurls

Ashley Minner – Maryland Traditions/Artists U

Moderator: Janelle Wong – Professor American Studies, University of Maryland

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By Design: A Concert Experience ft. Greenspan w/ Special Guests

Sat, Oct 7
8.00pm

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By Design: A Concert Experience ft. Greenspan w/ Special Guests

Sat, Oct 7
8.00pm

By Design is an experience that allows listeners to engage with Hip Hop artist Greenspan for the purpose of celebrating art & creativity through music. We’ll explore the artist’s journey, what it means to be a creator, and how trends become contagious in the age of social media. The performance will be recorded and streamed in real-time via GoGreenspan.com.

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William Soul: Freedom Now!

Sat, Oct 14
1.00pm

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William Soul: Freedom Now!

Sat, Oct 14
1.00pm

An afternoon of music and creative expression by hometown heroes Alexa Vaughn and William Soul. Come join us as we express what freedom means to us!

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