Oct 23

1914 Affair

Exhibiting a collaborative work of art featuring fourteen emerging and established artists, Wvrdrobe and Cheyanne Zadia host their 5th Annual 1914 Affair experience at Area 405, Saturday, October 22nd, 2016.

1914 AFFAIR is equally three parts style, music and art. The indoor festival-like experience features a live concert, collaborative art exhibit, hiphop cyphers, fashion exhibits, interactive art, networking, and games. This marks the 5th Annual Year! This season’s “STYLE, SOUND, MOVEMENT” theme has called for a unique, thought provoking collaborative art exhibit which brings attention to the game of chess in relation to current events in Baltimore and around the world. It is our pleasure to create this platform here in Baltimore, Md so that artists and influencers here may be inspired to think more strategically when overcoming current challenges. Admission is $25 including complimentary wine before 8pm and food. Performances start at 7:35pm. Exhibit is revealed at 8pm. Our proud sponsors are Pixilated Photobooth and Strangers With Style.

Tickets are now being sold  HERE, at Pipedreamz Boutique and Dovecote Cafe.

















ABOUT WVRDROBE: WVRDROBE, a clothing company created by Cheyanne Zadia, sets out to encourage the progression of individuality and cultural influence in Baltimore, Md by creating experiences that sheds light on Baltimore’s raw talent and curating platforms for tastemakers to connect, build, and EXPERIENCE ART. The brand hosts a range of events focused on music, fashion, health, spiritual growth, and of course art.

ABOUT CHEYANNE ZADIA: Cheyanne is an artists, curator, and designer based in Baltimore. She has dedicated her time and efforts to bridging the gap between cultures and creatives in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

Sep 3

Elect an Artist with Lisa Austin

Artist and Activist  LISA AUSTIN

joins us at AREA 405 Friday, September 2nd in conjunction with September's back to school ALLOVERSTREET to have a fundraiser and talk about how artists are vital to today's democracy.

Artists can help transform the opaque structures that thwart each community's potential.The first ELECT AN ARTIST was held in Richmond, VA this June to get artists - from poets to painters - to start thinking about running for local elected office and local board. Instead of oppositional thinking, our democracy needs Collaborative- Creative problem-solvers. 

Come enjoy a beverage and get creatively involved in running your community.

Donations are welcomed to help support the upcoming ELECT AN ARTIST website as well as 2017 campaign of social sculptor (Lisa Austin) who plans to run for Mayor of Erie, PA.

Suggested Donations: 
Event $5-$25.
One-of-a-kind-numbered-T-shirt $20.
Buttons - $5.

Join us Friday for this important event!

Aug 29

Call for entries for XXChange

Call for entries for XXCHANGE

Call for artwork by women/womyn artists, makers crafters, and designers of all gender identities and expressions using but not limited to traditional methods of sewing, textiles art, weaving, welding, woodworking, cold connections, and contemporary techniques e.g., laser cutting or digital design and fabrication. 

baltimore women's maker collective

Through the support of a Grit Fund Grant from The Contemporary (the nomadic, non-collecting art museum, Baltimore, MD) Baltimore Women's Maker Collective is holding "XXChange" at AREA 405 this fall at AREA 405. This event provides  a platform for the arts community to network and engage with more self-identifying women interested in pursuing and/or participating in the fields of art, craft and technology.

WhereAREA 405 in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District

WhenNovember 4 - December 1, 2016

ReceptionFirst Friday, November 4, 5-8pm

Saturday November 12: Planned events include: artist talks, fabrication demonstrations, workshop and panel discussions. Participants include Zoë Charlton, Hannah Wides, Stewart Watson, Ellen Durkan, Myrtis Bedolla, and others to be announced .

Saturday & Sunday December 3 & 4, planned Sale and Symposium

Deadline for Applications: August 31

Submission Fee: $15.00.


The City of Baltimore is in the midst of a cultural renaissance. While artists’ studios, maker spaces, DIY workshops, and tech labs are proliferating in neighborhoods across the city, within these progressive working environments encouragement and support for marginalized groups may be lacking. To address these issues, a small group of like-minded people came together to form The Baltimore Women’s Maker Collective (BWMC), a growing, intersectional feminist group of artists, creative entrepreneurs, and craftspeople. The BWMC was recently awarded a Grit Fund Grant by The ContemporaryXXChange is able to expand the visibility of BWMC and celebrate the achievements of all people in the greater Baltimore region and beyond who are breaking gender and racial barriers. Through XXChange, we hope to build a creative exhibition and series of symposium style events that complement the community and conversations already taking place. This event will provide the arts community an opportunity to network with and inspire more self-identifying women interested in pursuing and/or participating in the fields of art, craft and technology. 

Artists selected for the exhibition are eligible for one of 15 honoraria awards of $100. 

This application is open nation-wide and all are encouraged to apply

The exhibition space at Area 405 can accommodate larger installations. Proposals of new work will also be considered and must include a detailed proposal statement, appropriate drawings and descriptions. Please contact Baltimore Women's Maker Collective directly for details at info@bwmcollective.org


Artists selected for the exhibition will be eligible for one of 15 honoraria awards of $100 each. Honoraria will be awarded by the jurors to artists whose work demonstrates outstanding achievement. The jurors' decisions are final.

Exhibition Space:

Area 405 is a 7000 square foot exhibition and event space in the heart of Baltimore City that promotes arts and cultural programming as a venue for artists, and for 13 years has supported collaborative events with local and regional organizations. The is gallery located in the Oliver Street Studios Building which currently houses over 40 artist studios and The Station North Tool Library, with its proximity to maker-spaces of all kinds, it is the ideal space for this special exhibition. www.area405.com


Eligible artists include all women, gender fluid, and trans* artists, makers, designers, and craftspeople whose work can be described as CRAFT or POST CRAFT. This includes makers using traditional craft mediums such as metals, ceramics, textiles, industrial or fashion design, book making, new or mixed media, as well as artists using any materials and processes once associated primarily with handicrafts to express new concepts. If you are a maker or own a small business making art or craft, we want to see what you make!

All types of art and craft will be considered.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

All submitted works must be available to exhibit for the full duration of the exhibition.

All are encouraged to apply; this application is open nation-wide.

Application Process:

Upload application materials to www.submittable.com    

You may submit three digital images and one detail image of each of work completed within the last 3 years. Images must represent work being displayed. No descriptions, names or text of any sort should be layered onto the images. ( if you are submitting new work, please send a proposal of the work to

info@bwmcollective.org along with the images to the submittable upload

1. Maximum File Size- 3MB per image

2. Save each image as a  .jpg

3. Label each image “FirstNameLastName1.jpg” (i.e.: TubmanHarriet1.jpg)

4. Use 1-3 to match image descriptions on application.

5. Label details “detail 1.jpg etc.”


Notification will be made by email to the address provided in your submission.


Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping work to and from the gallery October 29- November 1 and December 5-7, 2016.


- MYRTIS BEDOLLAwww.galeriemyrtis.com

Founder of Galerie Myrtis in 2006, Myrtis Bedolla has 20 years of experience as an advisor to institutions and private collectors in the acquisition and sale of fine art and provides professional curatorial services, lectures and educational programming to corporate, civic and arts organizations. The mission of the gallery is twofold: to exhibit artists who deserve recognition for work that explores our cultural and historical landscape, and to celebrate art movements that have paved the way for greater artistic freedom.

- ZOË CHARLTONwww.zoecharlton.com

Zoë Charlton makes drawings that explore the ironies of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. She depicts her subject’s relationship with their world by combining images of culturally loaded objects and landscapes with undressed bodies. She received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin with recent exhibitions including ConnerSmith Gallery in Washington, DC, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Harvey B. Gantt Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Studio Museum of Harlem. She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant, and a Ruby Artist Grant. Charlton is an Associate Professor of Art at American University in Washington, DC. She is represented by ConnerSmith, Washington D.C.

- BREON GILLERANwww.feelforsteel.com

Breon Gilleran is a sculptor, blacksmith, and printmaker. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1981 and an MFA from the University of Maryland in Sculpture in 2002. Breon is an Assistant Professor of Art at Goucher College. She maintains an active studio practice at Area 405 exhibiting widely both nationally and internationally with a recent solo exhibition at McDaniel College, 2015.

- MEGAN VAN WAGONERwww.meganvanwagoner.com

Megan Van Wagoner is a sculptor who tells stories with everyday objects. She completed her BFA in ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1997 and an MFA from the Mount Royal School at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2000. She has participated in residencies at ArtFarm, the Vermont Studio Center, has traveled to Jingdezhen, China to study contemporary ceramic production in 2012. She is the recipient of a Maryland Arts Council Individual Artist Award. Megan has recently shown solo exhibitions at Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC, Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD, and Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD. She currently teaches art and design at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, Maryland.

This project is partially supported by the Grit Fund, a regional regranting program administered by The Contemporary and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

 This exhibit is sponsored by Baltimore Women’s Maker Collective, AREA 405 and THE GRIT FUND.

7:00 pm19:00

BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas Launch

Get ready for Journal 2!!!

Get ready for Journal 2!!!

Did you love Issue One of the BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas? Did you celebrate our first rollout party with us last November? We hope you'll put our biannual magazine release events on your calendar and continue to celebrate our publication and the incredibly rich, diverse, and fascinating art scene that Baltimore provides.

The second issue of the BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas has arrived! Come celebrate with us on Saturday, June 4! Purchase your tickets today!


Enjoy a cocktail reception at Area 405! A $25 ticket includes drinks, snacks, a chance to bid on amazing local art, DJ Dude Diligence and dance floor, and ... the first chance to take home the second issue of BmoreArt's print magazine!

This full color publication is a unique art piece in itself and a time capsule of Baltimore's creative individuals and output. 

Issue 2: Money explores the theme of money for artists; how sustainable practices impact art production and the versatile and creative ways that artists fund their careers.

Like the first BmoreArt publication, this publication features content created only for print, with writing by Bret McCabe, Julie Scharper, Ashley Minner, and Kerr Houston, photos by JM Giordano, Justin Tsucalas, E. Brady Robinson, Joe Hyde, Kelvin Bulluck, Tommy Bruce and Sean Scheidt, with illustrations by Alex Fine. Issue 2 includes conversations with a cross section of Baltimore area artists, collectors, creative professionals, and philanthropists.

Grab a magazine for yourself and another for your favorite artist! We can't wait to celebrate with you! Here at AREA 405! Saturday, June 4th 7-10pm


BmoreArt Site

Jun 15

Legacy, an exhibition of Corcoran Students front gallery

Legacy, artist reception 7-9pm Friday June 3rd in conjunction with June Alloverstreet. 

Legacy features works by the Corcoran School of Art & Design. Demonstrating the conceptual and material breadth of this group of young artists, Legacy encapsulates the development of a new and diverse generation.

The eleven students exhibiting include Amber Boris, Claudia Lamy, Noah McWilliams, Anthony Pattermann, Arel Peckler, Patrick Quinn, Ali Sengul, Jordan Shelton, Lionel White, Khadijah Wilson, and Rachel Van Dyke. Legacy is coordinated by professors Lisa Dillin and Jonathan Latiano. 

Alloverstreet is a first Fridays monthly art walk throughout the Oliver Street corridor featuring upwards of 10 art galleries and exhibition spaces, with a kickoff happy hour at the Station North Tool Library and an artist talk at AREA 405.

Apr 22



April 1 – April 22, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: April 1, 2016, 7:00pm – 10:00pm



Gabrielle Velez, Edgar Reyes, Irvin Morazan, Ricardo Ruiz, Nicoletta De La Brown, Krissty Batres, Jorge Galvan, Ryan Flores, René Treviño, and Justin Zachary

curated by Ashley Delara DeHoyos

TRACES, Ni de aquí, Ni de allá (neither here, nor there) reflects the cultural complexities of Latinidad and examines the aesthetic values and characteristics of producing work under the Latin American umbrella. Featuring the work of ten artists currently living in Maryland, Virginia, Texas and Pennsylvania with diverse familia heritage across the Latin American diaspora–from Mexico, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Panama, California, New York and Texas.

Focused in Baltimore, a city too often defined by a limited, black-and-white conversation with regards to identity, TRACES intends to reframe the conversation and broaden its parameters. By shining light on the emerging Latin American population and contemporary art scene, TRACES aims to facilitate needed discourse around the Latin American experience in the United States and issues relating to cultural essentialism, acculturation, and assimilation.

Through visual art and performance, TRACES unpacks the connections between one’s environment, heritage, and experience. Using digital media, photography, sculpture, fiber, and other approaches, the artists investigate traces of their own histories and influences in relation to current art trends.


Live performance by Nicoletta De La Brown

April 1   |   7:00PM to 10:00PM


April 8   |   Click Here for Allover Street Calendar of Events


Friday April 1, 2016

Sancocho Private preview and Intimate Discussion in the Gallery 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Opening Reception 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Live performances by Krissty Batres & Nicoletta De La Brown

APRIL 17, 2016
Unraveling the Complexities a Cultural Roundtable
2:00PM – 5:00PM

Mar 22


An exhibition co-curated by Sarah Tanguy and Stewart Watson and featuring the works of seventeen artists chosen from studio visits throughout Area 405's accompanying Oliver Street Studios. 
The exhibition will include new and recent existing works by:

Amy Boone McCreeshAntonio McAfee, Benjamin Piwowar, Breon Gilleran, David Page, David Ubias, Jackie Milad, James Vose, Joshua Wade Smith, Kyle Tata, Laura White, Liz Donadio, Margaret Rogers, Mary Anne Arntzen, Paul Jeanes, Steven Pearson, Zoe Friedman. 

The cumulative biographies and exhibition records of this group of artists are astounding. They are Trawick Prize winners, Sondheim Prize Finalists & Semifinalists, many have having exhibited at The Walters Art Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Evergreen Museum, and too many exhibition spaces and university galleries to count.

The exhibition dates: are February 20th -March 20

Opening Artist Reception: Saturday, February 20th 6-9:30pm

Gallery hours Sunday 28 feb 12-3, and by appointment -info@area405.com
Alloverstreet Art walk and artist talk Friday March 4th 6:30 -9pm
Sat march 12 Green Gala  (ticketed event) 7-11 pm
Friday- Sunday March 18-20 Tool Library Symposium (ticketed event)

Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and arts writer, as well as a curator for Art in Embassies (AIE), U.S. Department of State, in Washington, DC. Since 1983, Tanguy has developed over a hundred and fifty exhibitions. Recent independent exhibitions include“Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art,” Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania; the 20th anniversary exhibition for The Kreeger Museum, Washington, D.C.; “Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art,” Katonah Museum of Art, New York; and an ongoing exhibition program for the American Center for Physics, College Park, Maryland. She was associate curator of the public art collection at the new Washington Convention Center (spring 2000-winter 2002). In addition to numerous exhibition-related
essays, she has written for The Washington Times, Sculpture, New Art Examiner, Glass, American Craft, Metalsmith, Urbanite, Hand Print Workshop International, Turning Points, Mid-Atlantic Country, Baltimore, and Readers Digest.
As an AIE curator, Tanguy has created over 75 exhibitions of American art for U.S. ambassadorial residences overseas since fall 2004. She has also curated four art collections for the public areas of the new US embassies in Addis Ababa, Helsinki, Monrovia, and Sarajevo, and is currently working on the art collections for Ankara, Athens, Moscow, Niamey, Oslo, Taipei, and The Hague. The exhibitions and collections bring together works by contemporary U.S. and host country artists around shared themes, and include painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media and new media work, and works on paper.
The daughter of a diplomat, Tanguy was born in Penang, Malaysia. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Georgetown University. While working on her a Master of Art degree in Art History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she returned to Washington, D.C., as a summer intern at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Thereafter, she has worked at the National Gallery, the International Exhibitions Foundation, The Tremaine Collection, the International Sculpture Center, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Hechinger Collection, and Art in Embassies.

Feb 9

Ornamenta Baltimore Jewelry Center Benefit FEBRUARY 6th

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE for this event due to the blizzard.- it has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 6th - we hope you can make it!

Join the Baltimore Jewelry Center for Ornamenta on FEBRUARY 6th from 7-10pm at Area 405! Ornamenta is the second annual benefit party of the Baltimore Jewelry Center, a new metals and art jewelry makerspace in Station North offering classes, workshops, and studio rental. Ornamenta will feature a pop-up exhibition of student and faculty work, a stellar silent auction, food by Blacksauce Kitchen, an open bar with signature cocktails, and a DJ and dancing! Tickets are just $55 and can be purchased at http://bmorejewelrycenter.bpt.me or at the door!

All proceeds benefit the Baltimore Jewelry Center's free educational programming like workshops, exhibitions, and artist talks as well as our scholarship program.

Oct 25

Una Noche Flamenca

Area 405 is proud to host our 11th Annual, Una Noche Flamenca!

October 24th 2015 8-11pm

The internationally renown talents of Flamenco artists Anna Menendez and Edwin Aparicio, guitarist Ricardo Marlow, percussionist Behzad Habibzai and vocalist Héctor José Márquez. This year, we also have the distinct honor of welcoming international flamenco star, Norberto Chamizo to Area 405's stage.

Please join us as we celebrate once again these wonderful artists in our rustic Area 405 interior. We will provide the ambiance, they, the magic!

Doors open at 7:15 light tapas provided.
Seats are first come, first served, and are set in a relaxing tablao style with tea lights and cafe' tables with Spanish wines and non alcoholic beverages available .

Only 135 seats will be available at just
General admission is $40 each. 
We are offering Greenmount West/ Station North community residents and neighbors HALF PRICE! That's just $20 for a world class performance!
so please see the special ticketing price for this at brown paper tickets booking
If you aren't from our neighborhood, but feel you need community pricing, please contact us at info@area405.com with your information, and we will try to accommodate you.

This show will sell out - buy your tickets early and avoid the rush!

Artist Bios:

Anna Menendez
Anna Menendez, is a Washington DC based Flamenco artist. She began as a ballet dancer, but found her true passion in Spanish dance. Anna has performed with many dance companies and has been a solo Flamenco artist since 1997. Ms. Menendez has performed at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, in over 50 children's concerts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with The Washington Opera, and in October of 2011 Anna and her company “Pastora” performed as a part of Velocity at the Sydney Harman Hall in Washington DC . Ms Menendez has performed in
and myriad concert halls, tablaos and venues throughout the country. Most recently Ms. Menendez performed in Flamenco Aparicio’s production of “Intimo” at the “Teatro Nacional Ruben Dario” in Managua, Nicaragua.
Ms. Menendez is a 2003 Artistic Fellowship Award recipient from the D.C. council for the Arts and Humanities for excellence in Flamenco dance. Along with performing regularly, she is a choreographer and teacher at the American Embassy of Dance in Washington, DC. She is also a Teaching Artist with Young Audiences of Maryland under who’s direction Anna has developed a series of programs integrating literacy and learning through Spanish dance.

Edwin Aparicio
Edwin Aparicio is considered to be one of the most sought-after flamenco performers, teachers and choreographers in the United States. He has been described by critics as "the most amazing dancer seen in years," "a technical powerhouse dancing with blistering conviction," having "hellfire footwork" and choreographies with "beautiful, evocative imagery".Trained by the world renowned flamenco artists Tomás de Madrid and "La Tati", Mr. Aparicio made his debut at the legendary Casa Patas in Madrid in 2001 and in 2005 performed as a soloist and a company member with "Jóvenes Flamenco" at the Centro Cultural de San Blas in Madrid. Mr. Aparicio has performed with The Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center under the direction of Plácido Domingo.Aparicio is the artistic director and choreographer of the productionsFlamenco Men,Flamenco/Flamenca,Al AndalúsCamino / al flamenco, andEncuentros, co-director and choreographer ofBailes Inéditos, director and choreographer of the nationally acclaimed productionsÍntimowith Carmela Greco, which was presented in Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Portland OR, and at the Kean University in New Jersey, andEntresueño, which marked Mr. Aparicio's New York City debut as a company director Since 2008Mr. Aparicois a member of thefacultyat the Washington School of Ballet. In 2013heperformed as a guest artist in The Washington Ballet's production of Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

Norberto Chamizo
Born in Germany to a family of Spanish emigrants, Norberto began studying dance at 19. He moved to Madrid to dedicate his life to Flamenco studying at Amor De Dios with acclaimed artists Tomas De Madrid, Circo, La Tati and more. Since 2001, he has performed as a soloist in the COMPAÑÍA FLAMENCA TOMÁS DE MADRID and has toured throughout Europe, Northern Africa, and Japan.teaching Flamenco since 2000. Norberto frequently appears as a featured performer at the legendary Madrid Tablao Casa-Patas with renowed artist Carmela Greco and others.
Norberto is a director, choreographer and teacher of Flamenco since 2002 spreading his technics worldwide. In 2004, Norberto formed his own company Flamenco Joven, with which he regularly tours internationally, most notably spending several touring seasons in Japan, Germany, Spain, The Canary Islands, and New York.

Ricardo Marlow
As a young child, Ricardo (Richard) Marlow was introduced to the guitar by his father, the eminent classical guitarist John E. Marlow. He went on to receive a degree from the James Madison School of Music (James Madison University) in 1997. Ricardo studied flamenco guitar with Maestro Gerardo Núñez, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain. He has performed with the "Danza del Río Flamenco Company," with Ana Martínez and Paco de Málaga, Anna Menéndez, and since 1997, with the "Arte Flamenco" Dance Company.Marlow is a key member of Edwin Aparicio's productions of "Bailes Inéditos," "Encuentros," and "Íntimo," where performed with Jesús Montoya, Alfonso Cid, Roberto Castellón, "La Truco," and Carmela Greco. Marlow has performed at the Mayor's Art's Awards at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and regularly performs at theaters, museums and flamenco venues in the Washington, DC, as well asnational and international venues and an original composition as part of Septime Webre's Washington Ballet production of "Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises" at the Kennedy Center.

Héctor José Márquez
Héctor José Márquez a Flamenco cante is from Washington, DC. Mr. Marquez originally studied flamenco guitar in Granada, Spain, with Paco Trujillo, then in Sanlúcar de Barrameda he studied cante with Rafael Bernal, Ismael De La Rosa, Amparo Heredia "La Repompilla" and Maestro Rafael De Utrera. Upon returning to the U.S. he began to work in local tablaos. Mr. Márquez has performed with Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Center Stage, GALA Hispanic Theater, the Harman Hall, Instituto Cervantes, Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío in Nicaragua and the Old Town School of Folk Music. Mr. Márquez has also worked with Pastora Flamenca, Auxi Fernández, Nelida Terado, and Natalia Monteleon with Arte Flamenco. He performed at Alegrias La Nacional in New York City, The United State's most famous Tablao. Mr. Márquez performed as a guest artist in Septime Webre's Washington Ballet production of Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" at the Kennedy Center and can be found performing with many national and international companies.

Behezad Habibzai
Behzad Habibzai brings over 20 years experience as a musician. A drummer, composer, classically-trained percussionist, and founding member of the New England underground punk band The Rhetorics, Behzad began playing flamenco guitar at the age of 14 after exploring various world music. Behzad performs with Flamenco Aparicio, Pastora, Arte Flamenco, and Pasion y Arte at theaters and festivals including but not limited to the Atlas Theater's Intersections Festival, Gala Theatre's Fuego Flamenco Festival, Sidney Harman Hall's Velocity DC Dance Festival, the Creative Alliance, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the DC Feria, and chamber music performances with members of the United States Army Field Band. Since 2013, Behzad has co-produced three programs under the ensemble name Sonsonete with soprano vocalist Meghan Pilar Whittier exploring a program of flamenco and Spanish art songs. Additionally, Behzad has performed in numerous productions in the metro area's theater scene serving as onstage musician at the Constellation Theatre, WSC Avant Bard, and Gala Hispanic Theatre. Behzad has given workshops and lectures at George Mason University, Peabody Conservatory, and the Mid-Atlantic Guitar Festival, and has been a guest artist at the Ibero-American Guitar Festival twice. Behzad is proud to have maintained an active studio teaching flamenco guitar at the Guitar Gallery in Washington, DC and has been serving as accompanist for the flamenco classes at the American Dance Institute for over a decade.

Dec 31

The New Day Campaign, First the Pain

 Area 405 is proud to be a part of the New Day Campaign, a series of 15 exhibitions and 60 events throughout the Baltimore region.

This initiative uses art to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction, making the world a more healing place. Together we can show where stigma ends and healing begins. Join us this fall.

November 14th - December 20th 2015

What pain looks like when one is suffering with mental illness or addiction, or affected by a loved one’s hurting, and what flows from that pain. How might we find a place of compassion to become part of the solution rather than contributing to the suffering?

 First the Pain II features a new and immersive video and sound installation by Phylicia Ghee  and new and existing works representing the theme through drawing, painting, print making, and photography by artists Jenna Kahn, Michelle LabonteAshley Minner, Nicolette Norman, Lydia PettitAlyse Ruriani,Emma Jo Shatto and Laura Weiner

First the Pain II Opening Reception & Intrepid IPerformance 

and Opening Reception

November 14, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Opening Reception for First the Pain II is part of the Healing Experiences Series and includes a performance of Intrepid I. 

Listen In with ellen cherry: COMBAT
November 21, 6:00 - 9:30pm

Presented and recorded before a live audience, song-and-story-alchemist ellen cherry brings her webcast “Listen in with ellen cherry” into new territory, exploring the topics of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and healing through music,…

Listen In with ellen cherry: WAR ZONE
December 5, 6:00 - 9:30pm

Presented and recorded before a live audience, song-and-story- alchemist ellen cherry brings her webcast “Listen in with ellen cherry” into new territory, exploring the topic of intergenerational trauma in the city of Baltimore through music and…

Intrepid II Performance
December 6, 5:00 - 7:00pm

In conjunction with the exhibition First the Pain II, New Day Campaign’s resident healing artist, Phylicia Ghee, performs and presents others in performing Intrepid, a full-body drawing and healing experience about letting go and letting in. 

gallery hours will be posted here and on our facebook page  and are also by appointment


Aug 4

Gilding The Lily


Gilding The Lily

June 12- August 1 2015

Curated by René Treviño and Stewart Watson
Opening Reception: June 13, 2015, 7-10pm
Artscape Gallery Network Reception: July 17, 2015, 7-10pm

“Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion”
--From the film Donnie Darko

The artists in this exhibit use glitter, gold leaf, silver Mylar and other reflective materials in their work. These works literally sparkle and yet they also condemn or implicate. Often this work is a mirror that pointedly reflects our consumer driven politics or the ephemerality of our existence. Looking simultaneously to the past and future, these artists gild lilies, explore the depths of space and perform magic.

Chivas Clem
Mary Annella Frank & Francesca Bozzelli
Marian April Glebes
Jonathan Latiano
Trudi Y Ludwig
Jonathan Monaghan
Jefferson Pinder
Dan Steinhilber
Jane Yoon



May 4

Youth Resiliency Institute at Area 405 Saturday May 2nd





An Answer to Violence Through the Arts

Saturday May 2nd 12:30-3:00pm  

A Celebration of Reggae Legend Peter Tosh

Guest Speaker: Niambe McIntosh, daughter of Peter Tosh and Administrator of the Peter Tosh estate.                                                     &

The Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI) announces the Baltimore Guitarist's Against Violence Program Tosh Roots Reggae Youth Cohort Induction


WHAT:  On Saturday, May 2, 2015, fifteen youths ages 8-18 from Baltimore's Cherry Hill Homes, Albemarle Square, and other parts of the city will be publicly inducted into the Tosh Roots Reggae Youth Cohort as part of the Youth Resiliency Institute's Baltimore Guitarist's Against Violence (BGAV) program. "It is apparent even more so, as evidenced by the violence and social unrest displayed on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray that Baltimore City does not have a youth problem, it has an adult problem. Providing outlets for our youth is a responsibility of adults in order to protect our youth." said Fanon Hill, co-founder of the Youth Resiliency Institute, along with his wife, Navasha Daya.


BGAV Cohort members will have the opportunity to make their own guitars under the tutelage of musician and instrument maker Abu the Flutemaker; learn guitar basics from master guitarists; perform roots reggae concerts throughout Baltimore City beginning in September; and learn about legendary reggae artist Peter Tosh's life, music, and his example of responding to police brutality through art, not counter -productive violence. 


Students will research and learn from incidents of police brutality and intimidation that have plagued impoverished Black communities throughout Baltimore. Students will also attend Baltimore Police Department monthly Community Relations Council meetings familiarizing themselves with the organizational structural of each Baltimore City police district.


BGAV curricula honors the traditions, history and restorative capacity of the neighborhoods students live in, while demonstrating the power of reconciliation, forgiveness and conflict mediation through special visits from relatives of homicide victims and anti-violence activists.


"Imagine a Baltimore City where it was as easy to get a guitar as it is to get a gun," said Hill. "As cultural arts organizers and artists we need to go on the offensive and provide youth with opportunities to create art, fresh imagery and original songs that corroborate their experiences and challenge the status quo in Baltimore's cultural arts community."


The event is free and open to the public and will feature guest speaker Niambe McIntosh, daughter of reggae legend Peter Tosh and administrator of her father's estate. McIntosh will speak about her father and his legacy, with an eye to the importance of that legacy for young people living in difficult circumstances. According to Hill, "Peter Tosh had a lot of swagger, as you might say, but he never was a violent person. He never resorted to violence. Although he spoke about issues related to police brutality, he fought with his music, with his art form." 


WHEN:  Saturday, May 2, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Area 405, 405 E. Oliver St., Baltimore, MD 21202


For more information, contact Fanon Hill at fanon@youthresiliencyinstitute.org or (443) 934-1972.


The Youth Resiliency Institute is a program under the umbrella of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Maryland.


Apr 5

Charm City Tribe Community Seder Saturday April 4th

Community Seder and Holy Hallel After Party 


Saturday, April 4 at 6:00pm - 10:00pm  • $36/person •Register online

A night in two parts: A rousing telling of the story of the exodus from Egypt during a festive meal and Holy Hallel After Party.

What is a Holy Hallel After Party?
Your favorite pesadich desserts, potato vodka cocktails and a rock-n-roll performance of Hallel- a collection of psalms put together to be sung during joyous occasions on the Hebrew Calendar

Apr 29



Sunday, April 26th 2015

Art of Caring is a one-of-a-kind art auction advocating against child abuse and neglect, creating unwavering support for our children in Baltimore City by CASA of Baltimore City. Join us April 26, 2015, and together we can make a difference.

Artists include

Sam Holmes, 
Ryan Syrell, 
Tiffany Jones, 
Mary Anne Artzen,
Breon Gilleran, 
Make Studios,
Renee VanDerStelt, 
Justin Strom
Olivia Obineme/ Strangers with Style
Kathleen McCullough
Brandon Morse
Cara Ober
Antoine Blanton
Jeramie Bellmay
Joseph Giordano
Lisa Dillin
Abigail Parrish
Elena Volkova
Nether Baltimore
Gerald Ross
Timothy Nohe
Lauren Adams
Morris Munyana
Frank Perrelli
Rob Hackett
- and so many more!!!

Join us 3-7pm Donate, Support, Advocate



AREA 405 presents "PRESENTS"
Dec 15

AREA 405 presents "PRESENTS"

AREA 405 presents "PRESENTS"

A 2 day Market Extravaganza featuring over two dozen fine artists and crafts people from across the region.

December 12th from 4pm till 9pm 

 December 13th from 10am till 5pm


Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry (Gold, Silver, Brass, Steel, Leather, Enamel)

Illustrations, Paintings, Prints, Photographs, Clay, Sculpture, Glass Items, Forged Steel Items,

 Items for the Mind, Body and Soul

The Station North Tool Library will have knives, bike holders, cutting boards, furniture

and more!

Food Trucks will be on site with  beer, wine, coffee & tea available


Nov 13

Area 405

receives  BEST of BALTIMORE   Art Gallery from  Citypaper 2014

 All Things Must Pass an interview and review of Autumn Leaves by Jack Livingston on BmoreArt

The Contemporary Museum's CoHost Event with AREA 405 was a smashing success with the incredible GUERRILLA GIRLS - read more about it in the review by the CITYPAPER HERE

The INTENTIONAL a DC Magazine is paring up with BmoreArt and The PinkLine Project for a launch of their latest edition on November 8th - learn more about it HERE


Bruun Studios announces Autumn Leaves,

An Ambitious Community & Art project this Fall

Autumn Leaves is an exhibition and 7 free public events that celebrate individuality, reflect on meaning, and model healthy communities taking place 

September 20 through November 2, 2014 at Area 405.

Bringing people together to reflect upon and celebrate our lives through art, Autumn Leaves illuminates a Baltimore we otherwise might not know. Each of 7 the events presents a different group of participants, all with something to bring to the occasion, framing festivities about the autumnal time of our lives.

The exhibition features portraits and words about 49 individuals age 50 or older- these are the leaves of Autumn Leaves. These Leaves include local luminaries from fields such as public health, the arts, media, entertainment, and community advocacy, as well as many community members who have lived past 50 years  being that it is itself an accomplishment worth marking.  Also included are 49 drawings by Peter Bruun invoking the passage of time as we live our lives.

The 49 portraits have been created by seven artists:  Zoë Charlton, Ian MacLean Davis, Tiffany Jones, Ernest Shaw, E.L. Briscoe, Nicole Buckingham Kern, and Paris Johnson. 

Written works by these seven writers using just 49 words to convey his or her thoughts are featured: Jen Grow, Steven Leyva, Laura Schovan, Kevin Griffin Moreno, Nakia Brown (aka "Fire Angelou"), Jeremy Chase-Israel, and Victor Rodgers (aka "Art Vandalay").

For more information about Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves Web Site

Each event is hosted by a pair of young leaders and presents the 7 leaves sharing from the heart. With one or more performing youth art groups, a featured writer and the artist, we join together in diverse and caring fellowship, where who you are and what you bring is honored, welcome, and always enough.

The Sycamore Group

Sunday, November 2nd (doors open 4:00pm; presentation 4:45pm) 

Artist: Zöe Charlton

Hosts: Lola & Thibault Manekin

Leaves: Clarence Brown, Michael Burke, John Campagna, Cheryan Clinton, Beth Fredrick, Monique Goss & Jo Tyler

Writer: Fire Angelou (a.k.a. Nakia Brown)

Featured Youth Art Group: UNCHAINED TALENT


The Poplar Group

Saturday, September 20th 

Artist: Tiffany Jones

Hosts: Damien Davis & Dani Johnson

Leaves: Bill Clark, Anna Davis, Jeff Johnson, Gilda Johnson, Walter Lomax, 

Dean Lynes & Selwyn Ray

Writer: Laura Shovan

Featured Youth Art Group: Youth Resiliency Institute


The Birch Group

Tuesday, September 30th

Artist: Nicole Buckingham Kern

Hosts: Brad Rogers & Jennifer Strasbaugh

Leaves: Juanita Brown, Tori Burns, Paul Freedman, Julie Gabrielli, Robert Ginyard, 

Seth Knopp, & Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Writer: Art Vandalay (a.k.a. Victor Rodgers)

Featured Youth Art Group: Goaldiggers: The Sankofa Project

The Oak Group

Sunday, October 5th

Artist: E.L. Briscoe

Hosts: Maisy Cottingham & Jamie Stierhoff

Leaves: Evelyn Chatmon, Jon Spelman, Janie Baylor Stephens, Lee Stierhoff, Douglass Williams, Felton Williams, & Traci Wright

Writer: Jen Grow

Featured Youth Art Group: 901 Arts


The Ash Group

Thursday, October 9th 

Artist: Ian MacLean Davis

Hosts: Scott Burkholder & Lindsey Davis

Leaves: Elizabeth Faas-Hughes, Sallah Jenkins, Liz Lerman, , Don Palmer, Geri Lynn Peak,

Bea Scott & Florian Svitak

Writer: Steven Leyva

Featured Youth Art Group: TwentyOneOsix (2106)


The Chestnut Group

Tuesday October 14th 

Artist: Paris Johnson

Hosts: Pamela Eisenberg& Kevin Griffin Moreno

Leaves: Adote Akwe, Alvin Eng, Mel Holden, Harriet Lynn, Zinaida Rozenberg,

 Tamra Settles & Marc Steiner 

Writer: Kevin Griffin Moreno

Featured Youth Art Group: Muse 360 Arts


The Maple Group

Sunday, October 18th

Artist:Ernest Shaw

Hosts: Rodney Foxworth

Leaves: Lee Boot, Gayle Carney, Carol Higgs, Guy Jones, Ken Royster, 

Vincent Thomas & Debi Young

Writer: Jeremy Chase-Israel

Featured Youth Art Groups: Encouraging the World & Walks of Art

 limited valet parking will be available for each event $7

Autumn Leaves' four October events are part of Free Fall Baltimore, a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA).

Peter Bruun, founding director and primary artist for Bruun Studios and creator of Autumn Leaves, was one of only five artists to receive a Creative Baltimore Fund grant in support of Autumn Leaves. 

A full listing of other funders and partners for Autumn Leaves can be found at

Autumn Leaves Support

All events are free, open to the public and take place at Area 405 and no reservations area required.


Area 405 Presents
Aug 23

Area 405 Presents


Press for Macricrocosm

Citypaper's review by Bret McCabe

featuring work by

Brandon Morse, Dan Perkins, Ginevra Shay, Helen Elliott, Jarah Moesch, Julia Pearson, Lisa Marie Jakab, & Paul Jeanes

July 3rd – August 24th

Artist Reception: Thursday, July 17, 7-10pm

Following the on site exhibitions and Artscape Sondheim Semi-Final opening.

Curated by Stewart Watson

Exhibition Designer Jeramie Bellmay


Macricrocosm features the works of 8 emerging and established artists working in media including painting, video, photography, enamel and installation. Whether it is a vast landscape obfuscated to appear cellular, or the sheer scale of a painting overpowering the viewer, each artist uses his or her work to set the viewer in a position as the omnipresent being surveying a small world, or that of the singular being looking out into the vast unknown.

Brandon Morse's computer generated videos are projected onto 3 dimensional screen forms that manipulate the images further.

Dan Perkins' massive painting plays with the theme within its canvas while smaller works draw the viewer into his manufactured worlds.

Ginevra Shay's photographs are reminders of weather related phenomena, yet are direct mono prints of everyday items.

Helen Elliot's enamel works are rich abstracted fields of color, so small and filled with a world of data.

Jarah Moesch creates a microcosm complete with oversized microscope slides, a landscape, and a digital projection. This interactive piece traces blood and plasma transfers and tens of thousands of people.

Julia Pearson's rich, monumental photographs are lit from behind further abstracting their origins. Are they lunar, cellular, or something of this world?

Lisa Marie Jakab's works on paper are works that as easily suggest cosmic arrays as neural pathways.

Paul Jeanes' pair of paintings are like icy northern landscapes or swipes of information on slide under a microscope.

Macricrocosm is a proud to be a part of the Artscape Gallery Network  where several artists have submitted to the Janet &Walter Sondheim Prize and will be open for extended hours during Artscape July 18, 19 and 20.  Hours for Macricrocosm will be posted here on our web site and on our Facebook Page Area 405 and by appointment by contacting us at info@area405.com

to find out more about Artscape, The Sondheim Prize, or the Artscape Gallery Network or our partners- CLICK HERE!

Glass Mind Theatre's RSVP
Jun 14

Glass Mind Theatre's RSVP

What Weekly review by Amanda Fortner

The Glass Mind Theatre's original production, RSVP, will grace Area 405's "outdoor theatre" beginning June 6, 2014.

GMT playfully takes the duchess of decorum, none other than Miss Manners herself, Emily Post. Based off of her book, Etiquette, the show will explore and satirize the way we "should" act and how that balances with what we want. An experience full of laughter and frivolity, and maybe even a little heart.

Devised & Directed by Ann Turiano

Tickets $15

(Seniors and Students with ID: $10)

Performances at 8PM (doors open 7:30) on June 6, 7, 8, 13 & 14.

Closing Night: Sunday, June 15, 4PM (doors at 3:30).

City Ranch Fundraiser
8:00 pm20:00

City Ranch Fundraiser

Join City Ranch as they celebrate five years of equine services in Baltimore!

Since its founding in 2007, City Ranch has been dedicated to giving urban children lifelong memories on the backs of horses and providing accessible and affordable horseback riding to the greater Baltimore community. In doing so, we hope to develop positive character in children through horsemanship and to bring the joy of horseback riding to the urban environment.

Cocktail Hour from 8 to 9 PM

Dancing from 9 to 11:30 PM.

  • Hand & Line dance to hits from today and yesterday
  • Free set-ups, wine, hors d'oeuvres and champagne!
  • Adults only (BYOB)

A donation of $30.99 gets you in on the fun. Click here to donate.

For tickets or more information about the event, please call:

Una Noche Flamenca 2014
8:00 pm20:00

Una Noche Flamenca 2014

Flamenco artists Anna Menendez, Edwin Aparicio, Genevieve Guinn (dance), Richardo Marlow (guitar), Behzad Habibzai (cajon), and Hector Marquez (cante) will make their annual pilgrimage to the Area 405 stage for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY on SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014 at 8PM.

This event presents a rare opportunity to see six flamenco talents of international repute in the relative intimacy of Area 405.


Individual $40 or $75 for two.

Light tapas are included with the ticket price. A cash bar will serve beer & wine.

DOORS OPEN at 7:15

PROCESS: Baltimore City College IB Visual Arts Exhibition 2014
May 10

PROCESS: Baltimore City College IB Visual Arts Exhibition 2014

Opening and Reception: Thursday, May 8, 5 - 8PM

Exhibition Run: May 8 - 18

Gallery Hours: Sundays, 12-3PM

Process is an exhibition of artwork by Baltimore City College Students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Program. Featuring the the work of both Juniors and Seniors, the exhibit will not only showcase student artwork, but through an examination of the process and preparations IB students practice, will illustrate the philosophy and mission of the International Baccalaureate program.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. City College is the only Baltimore public high school to offer the IB program.

This joint venture between Area 405 and City College's Art Department seeks to give these exceptional students of our public school system the opportunity to show their work outside of the classroom, as well as introduce the IB program to the population at large.

Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8:00 pm20:00

Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Citypaper Review by Bret McCabe


The Stillpointe Theatre Initiative's al fresco production of the musical by Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler will take place in Area 405's courtyard. Presented with the added flair and twists you've come to expect from Stillpointe, this promises to be their biggest production to date!

6 performances from May 2-May 10

Cash bar before and after the show and at intermission.

Doors open 7:30 PM.


CASA Baltimore's 4th Annual The Art of Caring
3:00 pm15:00

CASA Baltimore's 4th Annual The Art of Caring

THE ART OF CARING is CASA of Baltimore's major fundraiser for Baltimore City's abused and neglected children. A unique and spirited gathering of Baltimore's most passionate and dedicated child advocates and business leaders along with an eclectic group of artists and art lovers, art of caring raises critically needed funds and awareness for the health and safety of our city's most vulnerable children in the foster care system. Please join us for an affordable and exciting art auction and reception in the loft space at AREA 405 in the station north arts district, Sunday, April 27th from 3-7:00pm. Enjoy live music, food and drinks from local vendors and a diverse gallery of artwork from MICA and the region's most exciting new and established artists.

Join Us.

SINGLE TICKETS: $50 / one per person

GROUP RATE: $35 / four ticket minimum


Creative Mornings Baltimore with Michelle Antoinette aka Love the Poet
7:30 am07:30

Creative Mornings Baltimore with Michelle Antoinette aka Love the Poet

CreativeMornings is a free monthly morning lecture series for creative types.

Launched in October 2013 in NYC by Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of swissmiss, CreativeMornings has chapters around the world including New York, Chicago, London, Zurich, LA, San Francisco, Berlin, and Montréal among others. CreativeMornings/Baltimore is the collaborative result of several passionate organizers working together to bring out the best of Baltimore's creativity. The Baltimore Chapter is organized by Katie Boyts, Phil Han, Shine Creative, and an awesome team of volunteers.

Each event includes a 20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work at 10am.

CreativeMornings are free of charge!

Join Creative Mornings/Baltimore at Area 405 with Michelle Antoinette aka LOVE the poet, speaking on the theme SEX. (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Dooby’s coffee will be there with pastries and coffee. It’s all free!

Michelle Antoinette Nelson, aka LOVE the poet, is a poet, actor, musician, host and prominent indie artist/author on the national performance and literary art scenes, and in the field of creative writing education. She has appeared on CNN as a speaker at the Jena 6 rally in Washington, D.C., authored the book ‚ÄúBlack Marks on White Paper‚Äù, is the recipient of the 2011 Baker b-grant award, released multiple spoken word CDs, and has performed at the Smithsonian & college campuses nationwide. Michelle is also a Punany Poet (as seen on HBO), the playwright and star of “God’s Country” her touring one woman play, the creator of Live Lyrics! Creative writing workshops, and the founder/host of BE FREE Fridays (monthly open mic series).


Community Seder & Find the Afikomen Hallel After Party
6:15 pm18:15

Community Seder & Find the Afikomen Hallel After Party

Join Charm City Tribe at Area 405 for some or all, as we join hands with tradition to tell the story of the Israelite people leaving Egypt to wander in the desert. Celebrate Pesach like you never have before. This ain’t your Bubbe’s seder.

Part 1: Community Seder, 6:15pm-8:15pm, $20 (price includes after party, space is limited.)
A rousing telling of the story of the exodus from Egypt AND a festive meal with all of your favorites- gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, brisket, 4 cups of wine and 4 questions too.

Part 2: Find the Afikomen Hallel After Party, 8:30pm-10pm, $5
Your favorite pesadich desserts, potato vodka cocktails and a rock-n-roll performance of Hallel -a collection of psalms put together to be sung on joyous occasions on the Hebrew calendar.

Be sure to register by purchasing your ticket at jcc.org/charmcitytribe!

RSVP's on Facebook to the event do not secure your spot!

Cinema Series 405: Kate Ewald / Lorenzo Gattorna / A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
6:30 pm18:30

Cinema Series 405: Kate Ewald / Lorenzo Gattorna / A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

Film artists and founders/programmers of Baltimore's experimental film series Sight UnseenKate Ewald and Lorenzo Gattorna present a collaboration by the “leading lights of contemporary, experimental cinema”, Ben Rivers and Ben Russell.

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013) was shot on color Super 16mm filmstock amid the untouched landcsapes of Scandanavia and follows its unnamed main character through three separate situations. The resulting triptych explores themes typical to both Rivers and Russell: ethnography, alienation, and artistic and social primitivism.

"An art film that’s as uncompromising as it is uncommercial, A Spell to Ward off the Darkness will prove fascinating for those willing to be carried away by its gorgeous sights and sounds of nature, of merrymaking and music and its free-association approach to narrative and meaning. Mainstream audiences are likelier to run for the hills -- some of which are beautifully photographed here."(Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, 08/16/2013)


salad of warm mushrooms, marinated fennel

asparagus and goat cheese lasagne, cured salmon

olive oil and pink salt chocolates, fresh & dried fruits

$15: Reservations with payment required.

Our event is BYOB. However, we do serve a thematic cocktail with a request for an additional donation of $5 per drink, cash only.

Cinema Series 405: Stephen Nunns / Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
6:00 pm18:00

Cinema Series 405: Stephen Nunns / Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Stephen Nunns, author, playwright, theatre director, actor and Director of the MFA Program in Theatre Arts at Towson University, takes us to India with 1995's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (aka The Brave Hearted Will Take Away the Bride or DDLJ).

This romatic, comedic and musical debut by writer and director Aditya Chopra is a Bollywood extravaganza. A worldwide blockbuster, it was one of two Hindi films on the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list. DDLJ is  twelfth on the British Film Institute's list of top Indian films of all time and is considered a "must watch" for Bollywood fans, and also for those seeking an introduction to Bollywood.

$15: Reservations with payment required


1. chicken tikkas, fennel-scented spinach samosas, spicy cilantro chutney, cucumber-mint raita

2. mulligatawny soup, tomato dal soup, grilled herbed naan

3. rosewater & pistachio ras malai

BYOB: (Though we will offer Gin & Tonics and Mango Lassis with a request for a $5 donation per drink, cash only.)


DDLJ is a three-hour plus movie, so please be prompt. We will snack and mingle and get settled before Steve takes the stage at 6:30 to introduce the movie. We'll take an intermission at the half-way point when course number 2 as well as dessert will be laid out buffet-style, and you are welcome to nosh during the rest of the movie.

InDirect Effect: christian benefiel/jennifer gilman at Area 405
Apr 19

InDirect Effect: christian benefiel/jennifer gilman at Area 405

BmoreArt interview with Christian Benefiel


What Weekly review by Amanda Fortner

Citypaper Review by Bret McCabe

Opening Reception: Friday, March 21, 7-10PM

Artists' Talk: Saturday, March 22, 1PM

Exhibition: March 21 - April 19, 2014

(Area 405's gallery hours will be on Fridays, 3:30-7:30pm and noon-4Pm on Saturdays & Sundays for the duration of this exhibit. )

As with an oblique angle where two lines coming from different directions share a common endpoint, InDirect Effect brings two artists together whose disparate points of departure ultimately intersect.

Working with sawdust, LA-based artist Jennifer Gilman will create a vast, site-specific drawing across the gallery floor. Whether linear and plan-like, or painterly with brushstrokes, Gilman's landscapes contemplate means and methods as well as the relationship between artist and work, and as a result, initiate a conversation with the particular space the artist and the work inhabit.

Meanwhile, local talent Christian Benefiel's graticular timber sculptures, which rely solely on tension, weight and friction for their composition, occupy space in elevation. Like a planet in orbit, a rocky island risen from the sea, or a bird's nest, his sculptures speak of craft, terrain, architecture and gravity.

Beyond the connection of wood products employed, both artists ponder space in geometric and human terms, where the artistic urge to manipulate a material and respond to a setting creates a metaphorical atmosphere.


Space in Tension: the InDirect Art of Jennifer Gilman and Christian Benefiel, What Weekly, March 26, 2014 by Amanda Fortner

Art Review: InDirect Effect: Large-scale works reflect on perspective and structure, City Paper, April 9, 2014, by Bret McCabe

Hands On! Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School Gala Fundraiser
7:00 pm19:00

Hands On! Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School Gala Fundraiser

Area 405 is pleased to host another evening of interactive fun in support of Baltimore Montessori Public. Join us to celebrate 6 years of joyfully engaged learning!

Get the early bird deal! Buy your tickets HEREbut hurry--the discounted rate expires soon!

Share our Facebook event on your wall and help spread the word about HANDS ON! 2014.

Interested in sponsoring HANDS ON! or know someone who might be? Sponsorship information is available HERE.

Donate items for the Silent Auction!  Click HERE for an introductory letter and donation form

The Art of Caring: A Call for Submissions of Art
Apr 26

The Art of Caring: A Call for Submissions of Art

CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Baltimore is a volunteer-driven nonprofit committed to serving neglected and abused children in Baltimore City's Foster Care System. "CASA's" provide a voice for foster children by advocating their best interests, monitoring their well-being and by offering a consistent adult presence in unstable lives.

Please join CASA's mission by contributing your artwork to their 4th Annual Art Auction Benefit, "The Art of Caring" which will take place on Sunday, April 27, 3-7PM at Area 405. Your work will be showcased in an exhibition and silent auction before a very motivated audience of patrons.

As a thank you and motivation to artists who wish to participate, CASA will continue their practice of offering a share of the proceeds (30% artists, 70% CASA), and can accept up to three ready-to-hang works from each artist.

To register and submit your work on-line, please go to www.artofcaring.casabalt.org.

To learn more about CASA Baltimore, please visit their site: www.casabalt.org.

Your generous donation makes a strong statement: Grown-ups in Baltimore care and do not accept abuse as status quo.

Questions may be directed to Dana Johns, Event Co-Chair, danajohns66@gmail.com.