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Station North A&E District

The Station North Arts District (SNAD) is the premier arts district in Baltimore and beyond. Exemplified by a thriving and diverse arts ecosystem, the district is driven by a vibrant, multi-disciplinary and evolving creative community with access to the tools, resources and assets it needs to flourish.

About this A&E District

Station North Arts District supports and advocates for a thriving and diverse arts community by promoting civic and cultural engagement, harnessing and directing resources and preserving and enhancing the creative vibrancy of the district. SNAD works as a convener, connector and promoter to assist existing and recruit new artists and artistic entities.

Our vision is a vibrant, accessible, and diverse community in the heart
of our city. We see SNAD as a space to experiment, learn, create, build, share, play, push boundaries, and imagine.The character of our artistic community is bolstered by a diverse and engaged group of residential, business, institutional, nonprofit, maker, and innovation neighbors, as well as formal and informal public spaces, making the district one of the region’s true bright spots. The SNAD community helps to make our city a meaningful and spirited place, fighting for greater equity,
pushing the boundaries of expression and identity, and manifesting a spectacular ideal for us all to believe.

We see our work in three interconnected categories: District Promotion, District
Activation, and Artist Support and Engagement. Our programs, events,
investments and initiatives all support those three focus areas. As a result,
SNAD will also be more closely collaborating with Central Baltimore Partnership
(CBP). CBP has served as a longtime partner and ally, providing strong
operational support as well as having mission alignment. This alignment
allows SNAD and CBP added capacity to more fully engage in our focus areas
and use our operational resources more effectively and efficiently.
SNAD will continue to build the foundation that will make our shared
vision possible through every project, collaboration, event, and initiative.
Our commitment is to bring as many voices into the conversation and to
celebrate this beautiful creative ecosystem as best we can.

Community Anchors:
Motor House, Impact Hub, Open Works, Baltimore Print Studios, Station North Tool Library, Baltimore Design School, Parkway Theatre, Made in Baltimore, Baltimore Rock Opera Society, Baltimore Jewelry Center, BYKE Collective

Non-Profit Leaders:
Central Baltimore Partnership, Neighborhood Design Center, Arts Every Day, MD Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts, MD Citizens for the Arts, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Baltimore Creative Acceleration Network

Institutional Anchors:
University of Baltimore, Maryland Institute College of Art, Johns Hopkins University, The JHU-MICA Film Centre, Baltimore Museum of Art, Union Memorial Hospital, and Penn Station

Residential and Studio Anchors:
City Arts, Copycat, Cork Factory, Motor House, Area 405, Schuler School of Fine Art, Nelson Kohl Apartments, J. Van. Story Branch Sr. Apartments

Artscape, Pride, Baltimore Marathon, Asia North, Maryland Film Festival, Station North Art Walks, Ynot Lot Programming year-round

Galleries/Artist Services:
Area 405, Cardinal, Full Circle Fine Art, Gallery CA, Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute,
ICA Baltimore, Leidy Gallery at the Lazarus Center, New Door Creative, Waller Gallery, Thrive Atelier, Tresor Space, MONO Practice, Artist and Craftsman, Connect + Collect- Bmore Art, Human Beings Productions

Neighborhood Civic Organizations:
Greenmount West Community Association, Charles North Community Assocation, Greater Greenmount Community Association including Barclay