Station North Arts District: A quick guide to galleries, theaters, makerspaces and more

A quick guide to Station North, from art galleries to performance spaces

A sampling of creative attractions in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Galleries and studios

Graffiti Warehouse, 128 W. North Ave. Inside: gallery and studios. Outside: Graffiti Alley — a legal place to tag.

Motor House, 120 W. North Ave. Houses six arts organizations, over a dozen artists and a black-box theater.

SpaceCamp, 16 W. North Ave. Installations, exhibits, cultural events and programming.

Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St. Performance space, gallery and bar presents film, live music.

New Door Creative, 1601 St. Paul St. Emerging visual artists display works that explore culture and tradition.

Guest Spot @ the Reinstitute, 1715 N. Calvert St. Independently run exhibition space.

La Bodega Gallery, The Copycat, 1511 Guilford Ave. Unit A100.Doubles as a living space and studio for artists.

Ballroom Gallery, The Copycat, 1511 Guilford Ave. Unit B202. Alternative space for visual art and performances.

Lighthole, The Copycat, 1511 Guilford Ave. Unit B401. Gallery explores humanity through various media.

Penthouse Gallery, The Copycat, 1511 Guilford Ave. Unit B501. Events and exhibits on The Copycat's top floor.

Softhouse, The Copycat, 1511 Guilford Ave. B503. DIY space hosts performances.

Area 405, 405 E. Oliver St. An older venue, the artist-run space collaborates with the community on visual and performance art and film.

Gallery CA, 440 E. Oliver St. Community-minded gallery highlights artists, collaborations with local groups.


Baltimore Print Studios, 18 W. North Ave. Letterpress and screenprinting studio with public classes.

Baltimore Jewelry Center, 10 E. North Ave. Metalsmithing and jewelry workshops, classes and events.

Baltimore Node, 2106 N. Lovegrove St. Multipurpose, makes tools and equipment available to members 24 hours a day.

Station North Tool Library, 417 E. Oliver St. Cut your DIY teeth here: Rent tools, build in the woodshop and take classes.

Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave. The 34,000-square-foot makerspace is set to open in September.

Performance and theater

The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. A performance space fused with an art gallery and bar.

The Ynot Lot, 4 W. North Ave. An open lot serves as a stage for events by artists and groups.

Stillpointe Theatre, 1825 N. Charles St. Local artists create theater that is accessible and innovative.

Mercury Theater, 1823 N. Charles St. Has been home to the Baltimore Improv Group.

The Yellow Sign Theatre, 1726 N. Charles St. Classic theater, burlesque and variety shows, film screenings and lectures.

The Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Converted cable-car barn screens art, classic and foreign films.

The Bell Foundry, 1539 N. Calvert St. Multi-use arts space hosts readings, concerts, other performances.

Labbodies, The Copycat, 1511 Guilford Ave. Unit B401. "Laboratory" for performance artists, works in progress.


The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St. Features the city's emerging and underground artists.

The Depot, 1728 N. Charles St. Nightclub presents local and traveling bands of all genres.

Club Charles, 1724 N. Charles St. This 1940s cocktail bar, a favorite of filmmaker John Waters', brings an old-school flair.

Club 1722, 1722 N. Charles St. When the party is over elsewhere, it's just getting started at this after-hours spot.

Art and eats

Joe Squared Pizza and Bar, 33 W. North Ave. Just a block from its original spot, still serves pizza and live music.

Red Emma's Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave. Books, coffee and conversation among artists, musicians and activists.

Liam Flynn's Ale House, 22 W. North Ave. After a frantic recent fundraising effort, Liam Flynn's has lived to see another pint and another open jam session.

BAMF Cafe, 1821 N. Charles St. Comic-themed cafe, a mecca for superhero and sci-fi talk.

Station North Arts Gallery Cafe, 1816 N. Charles St."SNAC" has been offering affordable eats for around a decade. (Also operates nearby Nancy by SNAC, 131 W. North Ave.)

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