Baltimore’s thriving cultural landscape is about to get a new landmark. Motor House on North Avenue, formerly Load of Fun Studios, and a car dealership before that, prepares to open its doors next month as the city’s newest arts space and cultural hub.
What was previously little more than an indoor garage with a roughshod stage has been transformed into a performance space, art gallery and inviting bar. Motor House broadcasts its new identity with an attention-grabbing neon sign over the main entrance, just down the street from the Parkway Theater and other arts-minded venues like The Windup Space in Station North’s growing entertainment district.
Adding to Motor House’s promising prospects is the recent hire of Andre Mazelin as managing director. Formerly the operations director of the Creative Alliance, Mazelin brings two decades of experience overseeing performing arts spaces, as well as an affinity for Baltimore’s arts scene, which he speaks about with both reverence and deep understanding. It’s easy to see why it was an important factor in his decision to make a home here.
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