A year ago

We were just beginning initial work on our first venue, MONDO, and had recently settled the purchase of two adjacent derelict buildings on Howard Street with the city. Since then we've been fundraising, experimenting with programming, and finishing building out our first venue, MONDO, a 300+ person bar and multi-use arts venue. Final construction is currently underway on MONDO and we're almost ready to start hanging up those red curtains and host our grand opening this year.

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Can you believe it?


From the seeds of an idea in 2013 to our project now blooming on Howard Street, we're completely dedicated to the idea of creating a critical mass of art and community on our little corner of downtown West Baltimore. Amidst all the development that is now unfolding around us, we are carving out a permanent home for our mission - to have a cultural hub owned and operated for artists and by artists with a neighborhood bar, multiple performance venues, tons of studios, and live-work space. In this, we hope to incubate Baltimore's future mid-size arts organizations and provide safe, affordable space to keep artists working and thriving in Baltimore

Of course, we need your continued support to make this fully flourish. There are numerous day to day operational priorities that need your help, especially at this critical juncture in the project, right before we open our first venue fully to the public!

Join the Abell Foundation, the Jim and Patty Rouse Charitable Foundation, Baltimore Community Foundation, the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore Development Corporation, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, and over 400 individual donors in the community who believe in our vision. 

Make a difference today.