AREA 405

AREA 405 Located in our 170 year old artist owed warehouse, AREA 405 has been dedicated to presenting the Arts and supporting our community for over 16 years.
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Located in a 160 year-old artist-owned warehouse within Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District, AREA 405 is committed to showcasing and strengthening the vitality of the arts community within Baltimore. Our 66,000 square feet warehouse at 405 East Oliver Street provides a particular setting for exhibitions as well as studio space for the 40+ artists who work here (Oliver Street Studios). Our building's long history as a brewery, industrial equipment maker and as a window blind manufacturer has inspired both exhibitors and performers over the past 13+ years. AREA 405's mission is to produce, present and promote arts and cultural programming by offering a venue for artists from Baltimore and beyond. Collaborating with art, cultural and community organizations throughout the region, AREA 405 has hosted scores of events featuring thousands of artists and tens of thousands of visitors since opening its doors in 2003. Area 405 supports the visual arts, dance, theatre, film and more.

Operating as usual

WeLove City Ranch!🥰🐎🐎
04/17/2021

We
Love City Ranch!🥰🐎🐎

Congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s Artist Grants-And a special big congratulations to our studio artis...
04/06/2021

Congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s Artist Grants-
And a special big congratulations to our studio artists, Stephen Towns Liz Donadio Antonio McAfee
💓💓💓👏👏👏

$266,000 has been awarded to 66 Maryland artists through the 2021 Independent Artist Awards! With this year’s awards focused on visual and media arts, 2021 awardees represent a wide range of artistic talents from all across the state, from painting, ceramics, and works on paper to digital media, film, and installation.

msac.org/news/maryland-state-arts-council-announces-2021-independent-arts-award-recipients

Image: "We Shall Pass Through the Combahee" 2019. By one of the 2021 IAA State Winners, Stephen Towns.

The 51st State of America.
03/23/2021
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The 51st State of America.

coronavirus.dc.gov Mayor Bowser Proclaims ‘A Day of Remembrance for Lives Lost to COVID-19’ DC Entered Phase Two of Reopening on June 22. View the Guidance.

As part of our lasting legacy to our neighborhood, please consider funding and supporting the purchase of this plot of l...
03/18/2021
Preserving the Green of Greenmount West - The Wonderground

As part of our lasting legacy to our neighborhood, please consider funding and supporting the purchase of this plot of land so that it won’t be taken from the community or sold out from under the wonderground park

The Wonderground Park is the community gathering space at the heart of the Greenmount West neighborhood--a diverse and vibrant community in Central Baltimore that is one of 3 neighborhoods that make up the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. The Wonderground is comprised of a series ...

Good night  Ruth Pettus.Ruth was a beloved contributor to the creativity of AREA405, even as the last few years of her i...
03/13/2021
An Interview With Ruth Pettus - BmoreArt

Good night Ruth Pettus.

Ruth was a beloved contributor to the creativity of AREA405, even as the last few years of her illness have kept her housebound.
Ruth generously donated her artwork each year to the benefit the Art of Caring for children in foster care, CASA of Baltimore City .
In 2011, Ruth’s work was featured in the 2 person exhibition, “Conventions”,
Her altered shoe installations paraded eerily across the floors of the gallery in conversation with the multi media works by Roycrosse.

We loved pairing these two, the materiality and urgency of their work.
Now both are gone.

Ruth Pettus’ enormous paintings of isolated massive figures emerged in exhibitions locally in the early 1990s. Each painting portrays a … Continued

AREA 405 is extremely proud and excited about this year's list!Special shout outs to our short list studio artists - Lau...
02/15/2021

AREA 405 is extremely proud and excited about this year's list!

Special shout outs to our short list studio artists - Lauren Adams, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Elliot Doughtie, Phaan Howng, Anne Clare Rogers, and Stephen Towns

And a well deserved woot woot to those on this list who have been part of our past exhibitions and events at AREA405

Stephanie Barber, Beki Basch, Hoesy Corona, Rene Trevino,
Lisa Dillin, Jonathan Monaghan, Edgar Reyes, John Ruppert,
Dave Eassa, Lynn Cazabon, Antoinette Suiter, Dustin Carlson,
Peter Williams, Leigh Davis, Gabe Dinsmoor, Sara Dittrich, Travis Levasseur, Sara Kaltwasser, Kristina King, Chris Kozjar, Tsedaye Makonnen, Matthew McConville, Nick Primo, Mojdeh Rezaeipour, Lavar Munroe, Kim Rice, Hae Won Son, James Williams

Read UP!Jé Exodus Hooper is one of the brilliant creative minds in the studios here at AREA 405
02/04/2021

Read UP!
Jé Exodus Hooper is one of the brilliant creative minds in the studios here at AREA 405

On the first day of Black History Month, AEU is honored to share an article on the antiracism and community work of our newest Ethical Culture Leader, Dr. Rev. Jé Hooper, at Ohio University.

Read more here: https://aeu.org/resource/dialogue-winter-2021-spotlight-je-hooper/

Lu Zhang Headspaceimage by Joseph Hyde
01/30/2021

Lu Zhang
Headspace
image by Joseph Hyde

Congratulations to all of the community of artists and creatives in Baltimore and beyond. If 2020 has taught us anything...
12/31/2020
Art in Suspended Animation: Ten Best Baltimore Exhibitions of 2020 - BmoreArt

Congratulations to all of the community of artists and creatives in Baltimore and beyond. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we are resourceful, limitless, and without walls or boundaries. Our titles are as broad as our bandwith, and our reach as far as we can zoom.
A special congratulations to those mentioned here, many of whom are artists who have or have had studios with us, have shown with us, have participated in exhibitions, have curated, have communed, have created, have collaborated, have visited, have shared, or connected with us in some way.
As we move forward to 2021, we hope to continue to be a bridge, a connector, a culture producer, a creative catalyst, hub, resource, and opportunity to grow for and with.
thank you Cara Ober we love you xoxo

BmoreArt is a creative and critical daily online journal. We believe that Baltimore’s creative class deserves to be discussed, critiqued, and well-informed.

ever grateful for our friends, our city, our partners, our community, our Baltimore
12/31/2020
Valuable Moments From the Garbage Year - BmoreArt

ever grateful for our friends, our city, our partners, our community, our Baltimore

BmoreArt is a creative and critical daily online journal. We believe that Baltimore’s creative class deserves to be discussed, critiqued, and well-informed.

Joe is open !’if you need pizza, they are back!
12/12/2020

Joe is open !’if you need pizza, they are back!

And we're open for carryout and delivery! Our good buddy John just picked up the first Joe Squared pizza to go out the door in 9 months! Call us to place your order at 410-545-0444. Beer and wine available to go as well!

Wonderful news for the neighborhood and our beloved friends at Joe Squared This is something to be thankful for
11/26/2020
Joe Squared

Wonderful news for the neighborhood and our beloved friends at Joe Squared
This is something to be thankful for

Zagat and Food Network agree. Joe Squared is a family-owned, Baltimore-bred restaurant and bar for people who love food, drink, music, art and community located in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. Our unique coal-fired sourdough crusted pizza has been named one of the best in America...

Awesomely Luvvie
11/07/2020

Awesomely Luvvie

Kamala Harris just became the first woman ♀️, the first Black woman 👑, first Indian-American woman 🇮🇳, first Jamaican 🇯🇲, first HBCU grad ✊🏾, first woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha 💚💞, to be elected vice president of the United States.

History making, legacy building, world changing woman. Kamala, we see you, sis.

🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

We mourn the loss of BCFD LT Keturah Wyatt , a parent of a child at The Baltimore Design School, our neighbors.Please ke...
10/10/2020

We mourn the loss of BCFD LT Keturah Wyatt , a parent of a child at
The Baltimore Design School, our neighbors.

Please keep her family in your thoughts and keep all our Baltimore City School families and all our first responder families in your thoughts as we continue to navigate this difficult year.
💓💓💓

Our hearts and prayers are with our BDS family, who lost a mother, daughter, sister. 💙🧡❤
#Repost @baltimorefire
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It's with great sadness to share the passing of Lt. Keturah Wyatt - an active #BCFD member. We will continue to pray for her family during this difficult time. #GoneButNotForgotten

Hey friends! A new neighbor has arrived!Games!!!!!! 🥳Welcome
10/07/2020
Justin

Hey friends!
A new neighbor has arrived!
Games!!!!!! 🥳
Welcome

Love tabletop games and love station north? Bar and cafe No Land Beyond launched this today. Help them out if you can:

Alway our congressman 💕
09/15/2020

Alway our congressman 💕

My late husband Congressman Elijah E. Cummings was a profoundly decent man whom I deeply admired and loved with all my heart. His tragic death from thymic cancer at the age of 68 was a heart-wrenching loss for his family, constituents, colleagues, and the nation. A son of Baltimore who rose to become an esteemed lawyer, Maryland state legislator, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, at the time of his death Elijah chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, a primary investigative body of the Congress. It is with immense pride and profound gratitude that I announce the September 22nd publication of his book, We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy, written in collaboration with Baltimore writer James Dale and published by HarperCollins. Elijah and Jim worked on this book throughout the last year of his life which considering the intensity of his work and his health challenges, is a testament to his strength of will and an example of values-based leadership at its finest. Featuring life lessons that fueled Elijah’s pain, passion, and purpose, the book also details his fight to root out corruption in government and contains his dire warning about the threat that Donald J. Trump represents to the American people and U.S. democracy. With a foreword written by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and an afterword written by me, this must-read book provides a roadmap to help you understand the significance of the man, the gravity of the moment, and what we must all do to save our families, communities, and the country. Last but certainly not least, I am excited and honored to announce that world-renowned actor Laurence Fishburne provides a masterful interpretation of Elijah’s voice in the audio version of the book.

--Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings

Hard cover: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/were-better-than-this-elijah-cummingsjames-dale?variant=32116408483874

Audiobook:https://www.harpercollins.com/products/were-better-than-this-elijah-cummingsjames-dale?variant=32112765534242

A Conversation with Professor Ron: Leadership and Race
09/10/2020
A Conversation with Professor Ron: Leadership and Race

A Conversation with Professor Ron: Leadership and Race

Race is an historical and ongoing conversation, but rarely framed in the context of leadership. Now more than ever, we need leadership that can properly shape racial dialogue, policy, and impact on our society. What kind of leadership is necessary to facilitate healthy relationships between races, a...

09/06/2020

Here is a list of sites for daily pick up of student lunches for Baltimore City School Children.
Stay Safe, stay healthy !

the closest collection points to AREA 405 are
Johnson Square Elementary,
Dallas F Nicholas, and
Mount Royal Elementary/Middle

This is wonderful!!!Thanks The Walters Art Museum
08/17/2020

This is wonderful!!!
Thanks The Walters Art Museum

Starting today, Baltimore City and County residents can pick up a FREE Summer Art Adventures Art Kit from the Walters Art Museum at select Baltimore County Public Library branches.

Thanks to our Manager of Family Programs, Rebecca, and the rest of our team for putting in ❤️💪💦 to create and distribute the kits! Participating BCPL branches include Essex, Lansdowne, North Point, Randallstown, Rosedale, Sollers Point, and Woodlawn.

Send photos of your completed Art Kit projects to [email protected] so that they can be included in our online gallery. We can't wait to see what you create!

07/03/2020
The Walters Art Museum

Friend, amazing Artist, and art handler Mike Mckee has created a great video
The Walters Art Museum 💓

Ever wondered how those huge paintings in museums are hung? The Walters Art Museum is full of such paintings, and it takes special skills to hang these works of art. Mike McKee, Head of Installations and Production, has worked at the Walters for 30 years installing art of all shapes, sizes, and media. Using his own drawings, Mike shares his expertise about how oversized paintings are hung in museums.

THE ZOO!
06/19/2020

THE ZOO!

We're thrilled to announce that the Zoo is reopening! 😁
MEMBER APPRECIATION DAYS: June 24-26
OPEN TO ALL: June 27
Soon you'll be able to see the animals you know and love, but you will notice some significant changes too. Read more: https://bit.ly/2Yezzfq

On writing history's first drafts
06/18/2020
On writing history's first drafts

On writing history's first drafts

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter journalists work to make sure students' voices become part of the archives we use to tell stories about our past

AREA 405's cover photo
06/17/2020

AREA 405's cover photo

Teen Playwriting with the Modell Lyric!
06/15/2020
Teen Playwriting with the Modell Lyric!

Teen Playwriting with the Modell Lyric!

Have you always dreamed of writing a play? This summer join us virtually at the Pratt as we partner with the education staff of the Modell Lyric for a biweekly playwriting class that will run for 8 weeks. Learn what makes a play interesting, how to write dialogue, and how to stage your play. You’l...

Collecting history and documentation for the future.Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
06/12/2020
Statement on Efforts to Collect Objects at Lafayette Square

Collecting history and documentation for the future.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of American History and the Anacostia Community Museum today released the following statement on their efforts to collect objects at Lafayette Square, one of several sites in Washington, D.C. where thous...

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405 E Oliver St
Baltimore, MD
21202

you can take the circulator and walk a couple of blocks we are near the lightrail, the Amtrak Baltimore Penn Station and if you are coming via Bolt bus, we are 4 blocks from the stop!

General information

Area 405 is not a not for profit, but is run like one. It is an Artist Run Space. We host 3-6 visual arts exhibitions per year, fund raising events for public schools we love, community organizations & children in foster care, as well as tons of community based projects, special events and occasionally private ones when we can.

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Located in a 170 year-old artist-owned warehouse within Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District, AREA 405 is committed to showcasing and strengthening the vitality of the arts community within Baltimore. Our 66,000 square feet warehouse in the heart of Baltimore provides a particular setting for exhibitions as well as extensive studio space for the 40+ artists who create here at Studios @ AREA 405 and The Station North Tool Library. Our building's long history as a brewery, industrial equipment maker and as a window blind manufacturer has inspired both exhibitors and performers over the past 18+ years.

A catalyst for creative collaboration, AREA 405's mission is to produce, present and promote arts and cultural programming by offering a space for experimentation and collaboration. AREA 405 has collaborated with cultural and community organizations throughout the region and from around the world since opening its doors in February 2003.

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