Motor House is proud to announce its 2022 Artistic Season. Included in this year’s lineup is live music, poetry, comedy, and visual art. Motor House’s season opened with Eze Jackson performing in the live music series “Motor HOUSE PARTY” in January. We have also kicked off our open mic “Motor House Presents: Mecca’s Mic”, a poetry open mic hosted by Baltimore giant Meccamorphosis.
This is the first full season of presentations since Motor House closed its doors in 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic. After weathering the pandemic as safely as possible, Motor House fully re-opened in July of 2021 for rentals and regular operating hours at the Showroom Bar. Motor House’s full schedule of events are available online at www.motorhousebaltimore.com/events.
Every Other Monday beginning January 13 at 7 PM
This is a bi-weekly meeting where participants discuss social inequities and equipping themselves with information and skills in anti-racism. This program is virtual until further notice. Join the facebook group or email Tori Muñoz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Art of Comedy
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Produced by Ivan Martin, Founder of the Baltimore Comedy Festival and voted Baltimore Sun’s Best Comedian 2020, this open mic hosts up to 25 comedians each week in the West Bay of Showroom and is hosted by a rotation of Baltimore’s funniest comedians. In 2015, Art of Comedy was ranked by CBS as one of the ‘Best Places in the City to See Stand-Up in Baltimore’.
Artist Talk Series
Every Other Tuesday at 7 PM
Beginning February 22nd, meet and speak with Baltimore’s creative community.
Digital Artists Portfolio Program
The Digital Artist Portfolio Development (DAP) Program is a professional development accelerator that provides artists of any discipline time, space, and resources to produce a digital/virtual portfolio. Applications for DAP Cohorts open February 15, April 11, July 5, and November 1.
Tuesday – Thursday 12-2PM and 7-10PM
The Motor House Main Gallery is the first space you experience when entering our building. Our gallery introduces you to the visual art work of Baltimore’s bold and vibrant artistic community. We focus on providing a platform for local emerging artists through a lens of justice and equity. This year’s exhibits are:
Feb 17 – March 27 – Arts Every Day 10 x 10 Exhibition “Freedom Dreaming: Finding Joy”
April 8 – May 28 – Asia North Festival
June 2 – July 30 – “The Perfect Match” an exhibit on Black/Queer Love, curated by Alexis Tyson
August 11- Oct 1 – Annual Tenants
Oct 6 – Dec 3 – “Exquisite Lumbees” by Ashley Minner
Dec 8 – Jan 7 – Collectathon
West Bay Gallery
This year-round exhibition showcases Baltimore-based artists who create vibrant and expressive work that reflects the energy of our creative community.
Elli Maria Hernandez
Alphonso Smith Jr.
Motor HOUSE PARTY – Live Music Series
Every Third Thursday at 8 PM
Every third Thursday this year, enjoy the vibes and tunes of Baltimore’s most vibrant musical acts that feature artists who are diverse in terms of style and genre.
Jan 20 – Eze Jackson
Feb 17 – Rachel Winder
Mar 17 – Black Assets
Apr 21 – Bobbi Rush
May 19 – Rae the Conjurer
Jun 16 – AAVE Blue
Jul 21 – Fola
Aug 18 – Rovo Monty
Sep 15 – Amber August
Oct 20 – Rahze
Nov 17 – Jimmy Solesky
Dec 15 -John Tyler
Tickets Available at https://motorhousepartymusicseries.eventbrite.com.
Motor House Presents: Mecca’s Mic
Every Fourth Thursday at 7 PM
Monthly poetry open mic hosted by Meccamorphosis
Motor House Presents: The Vibe Check Jam Sessions
Every Second Tuesday at 7 PM
Musicians from all over the city come to Motor House to jam, vibe, and connect with C’est Lief as the house band. Please bring your instruments, backing tracks, freestyles, and all the vibes.
Motor House Presents: Writing Workshops by Unique Robinson
Every First Tuesday at 7 PM
Writers of all levels and genres can bring projects for feedback as well as learning new skills to take their writing to the next level. Workshops are facilitated by Professor Unique Robinson.