Part of the charm of Baltimore's arts scene is that someone is always hitting the "refresh" button.
An art gallery or music club shuts down on one block, only to have another pop up a few streets over. Abandoned or underused venues might suddenly sprout a theater troupe one day, an artists' collective the next.
A lot of the refreshing can be traced to a thriving DIY culture in town, a culture that has been responsible for some of the most intriguing new enterprises over the years and that helps give the city its reputation as a place where artists of every genre can find — or create — an outlet.
Among the ventures that are adding character to the scene are...