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Motor House is a creative crossroads rooted in the culture of Baltimore. We are a non-profit arts hub, gallery, and performance space that encourages new visions, bold experiments, and emerging voices to celebrate the artistry of our city.

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Testify! Exhibition tour with Ernest Shaw

Join Motor House Senior Artist in Residence, Ernest Shaw, for a guided tour of his solo exhibition.

The Legend of Tommy Tremain: Who Owns History?

The Legend of Tommy Tremain: Who Owns History?

Join us for a lively and entertaining reading of a dramatic new play that asks hard questions about whose stories we tell–and who deserves a statue in the town square. Then share your views during our conversation exploring the myths around monuments and vacant pedestals in Baltimore and beyond. Moderated…

Oct 16
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Art of Comedy Open Mic

Baltimore's hottest open mic night is every Wednesday from 8 to 11 p.m. at Motor House. Sign up to try out 5 minutes of your material in the most welcoming room in the city. Produced by Ivan Martin, with host Garrett Harvest and music by DJ Dragon. 

Oct 16
Mulatto LIVE w/ Deetranada at Motor House

Mulatto LIVE w/ Deetranada at Motor House

Atlanta rapper, Mulatto first gained much success after winning Jermaine Dupri’s “The Rap Game” in 2016. Since then, the artist has made her stamp in the music scene. Her breakout single “B*tch From Da Souf” from her EP ‘Big Latto,’ amassed over 10M+ total streams and 5.1M+ views on YouTube.…

Ms. Renaissance BMORE Screening & Fundraiser

Ms. Renaissance BMORE Screening & Fundraiser

Join us for the 1st Baltimore screening of Ms. Renaissance. The 27 min Comedy, written, directed by and starring Ambre Anderson. Also starring Hassan Johnson (of the Wire) A story about a woman’s nonstop quest to find her dream career. For tickets, donations and more info: www.ambreanderson.wixsite.com/msrenaissance

Oct 19
Evil Dead The Musical!

Evil Dead The Musical!

We invite you to join us as at Motor House for Evil Dead the Musical. Its a classic story of 5 college students spending a quiet weekend in a secluded cabin in the woods. What could go wrong? 4 performances ONLY, so get your tickets now!

TESTIFY! A Life’s Time of Emerging Blackness w/ Ernest Shaw

TESTIFY! A Life’s Time of Emerging Blackness w/ Ernest Shaw

Join us for Ernest Shaw’s Testify! A Life’s Time of Emerging Blackness July 8th through Sept. 28th here at Motor House. Like the work of prolific artist James Baldwin. Shaw’s portraits wrestle with the complexities of being both Black and conscious within a system that honors neither attribute.

Host your next event at Motor House!

Host your next event at Motor House!

Our Theater, West Bay performance and meeting space, and Showroom bar is now available for event rentals in 2019. Whether you’re planning a conference, album release show, private party, or meeting, Motor House has professional, character-rich venue options for all types of events. For more information, email rentals@motorhousebaltimore.com

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Wed 16

Testify! Exhibition tour with Ernest Shaw

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 16

The Legend of Tommy Tremain: Who Owns History?

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 16

Art of Comedy Open Mic

October 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 17

Mulatto LIVE w/ Deetranada at Motor House

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 19

Ms. Renaissance BMORE Screening & Fundraiser

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Sun 20

From Script to Screen — DIY Filmmaking Workshop

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 21
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Parking & Directions

Motor House is conveniently located in the Station North Arts District and easily accessible from public transit and I-83. Please click to learn more about parking options. 

Rent Our Space in 2019!

Host an intimate film screening, birthday blowout, conference, and more in one of our flexible venues. 

Bookings

Interested in performing at the Motor House? We’re always on the hunt for emerging and established performers of all genres to wow our audiences with original, and inspiring work.

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