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Ambassador Theater kickoff | PHOTOS

The Ambassador theater marquee has a new wrap-around art banner to signal its rebirth as a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor. Artspace, the non-profit arts organization leading the redevelopment, worked with Creative Nomads, an arts group that collaborated with students at Calvin Rodwell Elementary School and Forest Park High School to create the artwork.
(Amy Davis)
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The Ambassador Theater's rebirth as a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor is being led by Artspace, a nonprofit arts developer, with input from community and arts groups.
(Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
The Ambassador theater marquee has a new wrap-around art banner to signal its rebirth as a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor. Artspace, the non-profit arts organization leading the redevelopment, worked with Creative Nomads, an arts group that collaborated with students at Calvin Rodwell Elementary School and Forest Park High School to create the artwork.
The Ambassador theater marquee has a new wrap-around art banner to signal its rebirth as a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor. Artspace, the non-profit arts organization leading the redevelopment, worked with Creative Nomads, an arts group that collaborated with students at Calvin Rodwell Elementary School and Forest Park High School to create the artwork. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
Rufus Roundtree, right, and Da B'More Brass Factory enhanced the upbeat atmosphere at the kick-off celebration for the launch of the Ambassador theater redevelopment when they played "Hey Baltimore" and "So Glad I Live in Baltimore." The Ambassador theater rebirth as a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor is being led by Artspace, a non-profit arts developer, with input from community and arts groups.
Rufus Roundtree, right, and Da B'More Brass Factory enhanced the upbeat atmosphere at the kick-off celebration for the launch of the Ambassador theater redevelopment when they played "Hey Baltimore" and "So Glad I Live in Baltimore." The Ambassador theater rebirth as a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor is being led by Artspace, a non-profit arts developer, with input from community and arts groups. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
Baltimore hip hop musician Eze Jackson performs "Be Great" at the kick-off event for the transformation of the Ambassador theater into a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor. A goal of the redevelopment is to make the Ambassador a home that develops Black artists and offers programming that benefits the surrounding community.
Baltimore hip hop musician Eze Jackson performs "Be Great" at the kick-off event for the transformation of the Ambassador theater into a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor. A goal of the redevelopment is to make the Ambassador a home that develops Black artists and offers programming that benefits the surrounding community. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
State Senator Antonio Hayes, who represents the 40th District, and District 6 Councilwoman Sharon Middleton listen to the speakers at the kick-off celebration for the redevelopment of the Ambassador theater into a cultural hub for the Liberty Heights corridor.
State Senator Antonio Hayes, who represents the 40th District, and District 6 Councilwoman Sharon Middleton listen to the speakers at the kick-off celebration for the redevelopment of the Ambassador theater into a cultural hub for the Liberty Heights corridor. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
After the kick-off event for the rebirth of the Ambassador theater as an arts anchor in the Liberty Heights corridor, Mayor Brandon Scott, right, chatted with cultural architect Ian Callender, left, and Cheryl Goodman, center, founder and director of Dance Baltimore, who has been instrumental in promoting the Ambassador as an ideal home for a dance studio and performing space.
After the kick-off event for the rebirth of the Ambassador theater as an arts anchor in the Liberty Heights corridor, Mayor Brandon Scott, right, chatted with cultural architect Ian Callender, left, and Cheryl Goodman, center, founder and director of Dance Baltimore, who has been instrumental in promoting the Ambassador as an ideal home for a dance studio and performing space. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
Mayor Brandon Scott speaks at the kick-off event for the launch of the Ambassador theater as a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor. The event took place Monday in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite across the street from the theater. The $18-20 million redevelopment project is being led by Artspace, the non-profit arts developer that purchased the building in 2019, with input from community and arts groups.
Mayor Brandon Scott speaks at the kick-off event for the launch of the Ambassador theater as a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor. The event took place Monday in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite across the street from the theater. The $18-20 million redevelopment project is being led by Artspace, the non-profit arts developer that purchased the building in 2019, with input from community and arts groups. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
Lawrence Cager Jr., left, and Ed Nottingham, right, unveil the colorful wrap-around art on the Ambassador theater marquee, to signal its rebirth. The kick-off event for the transformation of the theater into a cultural hub for the Liberty Heights corridor took place on Monday in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite across the street. Mayor Brandon Scott, Congressman Kweisi Mfume and other speakers welcomed the $18 - $20 million redevelopment project led by Artspace, the non-profit arts developer that purchased the building in 2019.
Lawrence Cager Jr., left, and Ed Nottingham, right, unveil the colorful wrap-around art on the Ambassador theater marquee, to signal its rebirth. The kick-off event for the transformation of the theater into a cultural hub for the Liberty Heights corridor took place on Monday in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite across the street. Mayor Brandon Scott, Congressman Kweisi Mfume and other speakers welcomed the $18 - $20 million redevelopment project led by Artspace, the non-profit arts developer that purchased the building in 2019. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
Stacey Mickelson, Vice President of Artspace, the non-profit arts developer overhauling the Ambassador theater, speaks about the theater's transformation into studios for artists, a gallery, and dance and performing arts space to foster the growth of Black artists and provide public programming to benefit the community.
Stacey Mickelson, Vice President of Artspace, the non-profit arts developer overhauling the Ambassador theater, speaks about the theater's transformation into studios for artists, a gallery, and dance and performing arts space to foster the growth of Black artists and provide public programming to benefit the community. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
Joyce Smith, President of the Howard Park Civic Association, speaks with Congressman Kweisi Mfume at the kick-off event for the redevelopment of the Ambassador theater on Liberty Heights Avenue. Both spoke about the impact of the project for the community, and Mfume renamed the federal Build Back Better Plan for this occasion to "Build Back Better Baltimore."
Joyce Smith, President of the Howard Park Civic Association, speaks with Congressman Kweisi Mfume at the kick-off event for the redevelopment of the Ambassador theater on Liberty Heights Avenue. Both spoke about the impact of the project for the community, and Mfume renamed the federal Build Back Better Plan for this occasion to "Build Back Better Baltimore." (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
Congressman Kweisi Mfume speaks at the kick-off event for the redevelopment of the Ambassador theater as a visual and performing arts center that will anchor the Liberty Heights corridor and the communities of northwest Baltimore. The celebration took place in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite across the street from the theater.
Congressman Kweisi Mfume speaks at the kick-off event for the redevelopment of the Ambassador theater as a visual and performing arts center that will anchor the Liberty Heights corridor and the communities of northwest Baltimore. The celebration took place in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite across the street from the theater. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
The kick-off event for the rebirth of the Ambassador theater as a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor took place today in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite across the street from the theater. Mayor Brandon Scott, Congressman Kweisi Mfume and other speakers welcomed the $18 - 20 million redevelopment led by Artspace, the non-profit arts developer that purchased the building in 2019.
The kick-off event for the rebirth of the Ambassador theater as a cultural hub in the Liberty Heights corridor took place today in the parking lot of the Shop-Rite across the street from the theater. Mayor Brandon Scott, Congressman Kweisi Mfume and other speakers welcomed the $18 - 20 million redevelopment led by Artspace, the non-profit arts developer that purchased the building in 2019. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
Mayor Brandon Scott, left, is greeted by Howard Park residents Elton O. Jacquette, center, and Frances Brown, right, after the kick-off event to launch the redevelopment of the Ambassador theater as a cultural anchor for the community.
Mayor Brandon Scott, left, is greeted by Howard Park residents Elton O. Jacquette, center, and Frances Brown, right, after the kick-off event to launch the redevelopment of the Ambassador theater as a cultural anchor for the community. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
A banner which wraps around the marquee of the Ambassador theater was unveiled Monday at the kick-off event to celebrate the redevelopment of the theater into a cultural hub in Howard Park. Artspace, the non-profit arts developer leading the project, worked with Creative Nomads, an arts group that collaborated with Baltimore City students to create the banner. Calvin Rodwell Elementary School students came up with the Heartbeat of the City theme for the banner.
A banner which wraps around the marquee of the Ambassador theater was unveiled Monday at the kick-off event to celebrate the redevelopment of the theater into a cultural hub in Howard Park. Artspace, the non-profit arts developer leading the project, worked with Creative Nomads, an arts group that collaborated with Baltimore City students to create the banner. Calvin Rodwell Elementary School students came up with the Heartbeat of the City theme for the banner. (Amy Davis)
Ambassador Theater kick-off
An art banner which wraps around the marquee of the Ambassador theater was unveiled Monday at the kick-off event to celebrate the redevelopment of the theater into a cultural hub in Howard Park. Artspace, the non-profit arts developer leading the project, worked with Creative Nomads, an arts group that collaborated with students at Calvin Rodwell Elementary School and Forest Park High School to create the banner. The marquee, like the original blade sign above it, has deteriorated from of years of neglect, but the bright artwork signals better days ahead for the 1935 theater.
An art banner which wraps around the marquee of the Ambassador theater was unveiled Monday at the kick-off event to celebrate the redevelopment of the theater into a cultural hub in Howard Park. Artspace, the non-profit arts developer leading the project, worked with Creative Nomads, an arts group that collaborated with students at Calvin Rodwell Elementary School and Forest Park High School to create the banner. The marquee, like the original blade sign above it, has deteriorated from of years of neglect, but the bright artwork signals better days ahead for the 1935 theater. (Amy Davis)
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