Sight Unseen: Peggy & Fred in Hell

December 15, 2013

Baltimore's mobile, monthly, experimental film screening series, Sight Unseen, brought renowned artist Leslie Thornton and her surreal, quasi-apocalyptic work-in-progress Peggy & Fred in Hell.

Mimetics EP Release Party

November 1, 2013

Local "ecclectic" jazz trio, Memetics performed and celebrated the release of their EP we jazz econo (Strong Records).

Baltimorgue: The Dan Meyer Choir

October 27, 2013

In the shadow of the Greenmount Cemetery Gates, the Dan Meyer Choir conjured up the ghosts of a few folks who have died in Baltimore and presented them in four-part harmony.

Potluck Storytelling: Awkward! Stories About Sex

September 27, 2013

Kevin Griffin Moreno and Jessica Keys brought their Potluck Storytelling Series to Area 405 for a night of enlightening, shocking, and cringe-inducing tales of the way we deal with that most primal of animal behavior. Appropriately, our exhibit Knowing was their backdrop.

Knowing: Having tasted knowledge, we grew naked

August 25-September 22, 2013

Nineteen artists explored themes of nakedness, creation and separation in this monumental multi-media show.

What Weekly: The Artist, The Art, and the Lack of Wardrobe

Rhymes with Opera: Criminal Element

July 13,2013

The Baltimore-based, Baker-Award-Winning vocal and chamber music ensemble, Rhymes with Opera, performed a new, fully-staged production of David Smooke's 2010 "non-opera" Criminal Element and also debuted 12 new one-minute operas commissioned specifically for the Area 405 performance. (Photos courtesy of RWO.)

Criminal Element Preview - David Smooke's Puppet Opera, Blogpost on The Glass, July 9, 2013 by Chris McGovern

House Dignified

June 20-July 28, 2013

In House Dignified, artists Amanda Burnham, Margo Elsayd, Frank Perrelli, Jessica Braiterman, Kathryn Cornelius and Joshua Johnson use location as portraiture to communicate notions of family, community, conflict, identity, and re-gentrification. The exhibition was part of the Artscape 2013 Gallery Network and was on view in compliment to Romeo & Juliet.

bmore<art>: Urban Identity, Decay and Gentrification: A House Dignified at Area 405 Reviewed by Brian Young

Romeo & Juliet 

June 20-30, 2013

Set simultaneously in 1913 and 2013, the Baltimore Performance Kitchen used the romantic and tragic classic to look at the life of a building, a block, a neighborhood, and a city. (Photos courtesy of Baltimore Performance Kitchen, Kevin Griffin Moreno & Jessica Keyes.)

City Paper Review

The actors on The Mark Steiner Show

Una Noche Flamenca

June 8, 2013

The world-celebrated talents of Flamenco artists Anna Menendez, Behzad Habibzai, Edwin Aparicio, Hector Marquez, Ricardo Marlow and Yolit Yospe were on dazzling display in AREA 405's annual gallery-turned-taberna before a most enthusiastic audience.

City Ranch

May 19, 2013

As in years prior, Area 405 hosted City Ranch for its annual afternoon of outreach with horseback rides up and down Oliver Street, arts activities for the kids, and a street-wide BBQ. The FREE fun was followed by a evening fundraiser dinner inside the gallery.

Area 405 was honored to host these community events in 2013:

  • Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School Hands On! Gala, April 27, 2013
  • Casa Baltimore's Art of Sharing Annual Art Auction Fundraiser, April 28, 2013
  • Station North Arts & Entertainment District Artists and Neighborhood Change Conference, June 21, 2013

Station North Tool Library Grand Opening

April 26, 2013

The lending library of tools officially opened its doors in the adjacent space of our complex at 417 East Oliver. The kickoff party festivities includedOpening festivities included power tool races, screenprinting, membership prizes, costumes, beer, and dancing.

On Loan: Formality

March 30-April 20, 2013

AREA 405's 2nd annual regional, juried, student exhibition featured artists from a 150 mile radius of Baltimore. Curator Cara Ober selected over 50 works of art from students from Towson University, MICA, University of Maryland, College Park, St Mary's College of Maryland, Massachusetts College of Art & Design Low Residency MFA, George Mason University, American University, Montgomery College.

bmore<art> photos

City Paper Article, "Rogue Galleries", April 17, 2013

Sweet 'Art February 16-March 13, 2013


Sweet 'art was a celebration of the collaborative and connective qualitites that have grown Area 405 into a vital part of Baltimore's arts and cultural community over the past ten years featuring 30 collaborations from 61 artists.

Radar Redux: The Sweet Smell of Success — AREA 405′s Ten Year Anniversary Collaborative Celebration