There's nothing currently on display. Watson is considering shows for next year, and she's always open to proposals from artists.

Although Area 405 is also a site for music, dance and some theater, new art from throughout the region is the primary focus. "If people are looking to be surprised," Watson said, "then come to our gallery."

More off-beat spaces

Rogue art venues can be found throughout Baltimore. Here's a few of them:

•Gallery 788: 788 Washington Blvd.; 202-210-8361;

•21g Gallery, 782 Washington Blvd.;

•Open Space Baltimore, 2720 Sisson St.;

•Penthouse Gallery, Copycat Building, 1511 Guilford Ave.

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