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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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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.

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Memphis– The Musical

Aug 18 — Sept. 3

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Memphis– The Musical

Aug 18 — Sept. 3

Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city. With an original score, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. Despite the objections of their loved ones (Huey’s close-minded mama and Felicia’s cautious brother, a club owner), they embark on a dangerous affair. As their careers rise, the relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures of an outside world unable to accept their love.

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Talking Drums w/ Moziah Saleem

Wed, Aug 23
6.30pm

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Talking Drums w/ Moziah Saleem

Wed, Aug 23
6.30pm

Talking Drums is geared towards cultivating focus, self-esteem, determination, respect, and self-discipline through the art of drumming. Participants will learn a variety of original percussion compositions, and have the opportunity to experience different types of drums. Drumming is a way to honor our ancestors through movement, sound, and vibration. Talking Drums is presented by the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange.

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Good Fridays Baltimore

Aug 24 — Aug 25

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Good Fridays Baltimore

Aug 24 — Aug 25

Get ready to shake a tail feather . . . Good Fridays is back with the smooth vibes to take you into your weekend! Baltimore’s own video count-down show kicks things off this month at The Motor House in Station North.

Featuring the rhymes of Lonnie Moore, the thought-provoking art of Malaika Aminata Clements, and the beats of DJ Jayswann. Come check out art and fashion vendors that will set up shop in the one-of-a-kind Graffiti Alley. Hosted by Ansar “AC” Miller-Abdullah.

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Fades and Fellowship VI

Mon, Aug 28
6.00pm

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Fades and Fellowship VI

Mon, Aug 28
6.00pm

The Association of Black Psychologists presents a Fundraiser on 28 AUG featuring Nelson Malden, the personal barber of Martin Luther King, Jr. along with Comedian Larry Lancaster & JK Management Fan Page as seen on BET.  In the shop for a cut Civil Rights Activist DeRay Mckesson of#BlackLivesMatter #BLM!

The Reception begins at 6:00PM and Showtime Starts at 7:30PM. Live at the The Motor House. Purchase your ticket onEventbrite and all donations are tax deductible. The event is sponsored byKaiser Permanente Thrive. This show is the 2017 Best Storytelling Award Winner in Baltimore magazine

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Baltimore Comedy Festival–Opening Ceremony

Thu, Aug 31
8.00pm

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Baltimore Comedy Festival–Opening Ceremony

Thu, Aug 31
8.00pm

The mission of the Baltimore Comedy Festival is to offer FREE Comedy Events including Art and Showcases within the surrounding Baltimore communities. BCF includes over 14 different events located in some of the coolest venues across Baltimore. There are also opportunities within the events to meet and hang out with comedians. Join us for the opening ceremony & showcase on August 31 at the Motor House!

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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

The Art of Stand Up Comedy offers a plethora of assets for anyone pursuant of a career in the performing arts. Your Instructor, Meshelle, known as the “indie mom of comedy” is a seasoned professional working comedienne, actor, award-winning playwright and solo performer whose work has and continues to be showcased in all major markets as well as television and theatre. Currently, she produces and hosts a resident show in New York City at Gotham Comedy Club.

Class Format:
6 sessions meeting weekly for 2 hours

Session Dates:
9.13, 9.20, 9.27, 10.4, 10.11, 10.19

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