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Trying not to blush but we're not the only ones excited for the future of Le Mondo and its ongoing success. We've been featured in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal, Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore Style, BMORE Art, Baltimore City Paper, and others!
Much like the art that will be experienced here, the interior aesthetic of the soon-to-open, artist-owned space Le Mondo is experimental, nonlinear, and slightly unorthodox
It’s in my interest that artists be able to stay for the long term. And it only seems fair that if I'm going to build equity because of their work, they be able to build equity too.
Artists can help revitalize derelict strips; the city and state can help the artists get started. The combination, Bales says, means Baltimore is “able and empowered to take huge, bold risks.”
"What Le Mondo and Current represent are models and catalysts for other sustainable arts activities," Solomon says.
For years, most of the 400 block of Howard Street sat dormant. But this summer [...] the first part of this unprecedented art space and performance venue opened proving that with hard work, anything is possible
This is not just another redevelopment project, but something conceived as a downright noble cause. There's something very cool and heartening about such idealism and commitment. Considering that the arts groups are part of the DIY, decidedly low-budget movement in town, there's something very brave about all of this, too...
The next great chapter in the history of downtown Baltimore is just waiting to be written. The first, tantalizing paragraphs were provided on Thursday [with this approval for Le Mondo].
BALTIMORE CITY PAPER
They imagine a much different vista than one sees today when looking at the crumbling buildings on Howard, with performance spaces lining the street, and rather than competing, helping to bring more vitality to the area and to each group.