Open Space is an artist-run gallery located at 512 W. Franklin St. in Baltimore, MD. Open Space’s mission is to promote a vibrant, visible, and connected contemporary arts community in Baltimore through a consistent curated program of exhibitions, annual festivals, and a wide variety of supplemental events such as lectures, film screenings, and music shows.

The space was founded in 2009 in the Remington neighborhood of Baltimore and grew to include a library and performance space in addition to a spacious gallery. In May of 2013, Open Space was displaced by a two-alarm fire. Open Space continued to work on programming including its two large-scale annual festivals, the Publications & Multiples Fair and the Artist-Run Art Fair, while seeking a new home. As of October 2014, the group has resumed its curatorial practice on West Franklin Street.

Open Space’s core curatorial perspective is variety; because the gallery is run as a collective, members bring in various backgrounds and interests which creates a diverse calendar of shows including a wide range of mediums and points of view. Open Space shows local, national, and international artists and produces events with attendance ranging from 50-50,000 people. We strive for a contemporary art community which is highly visible both in Baltimore and in a national art dialogue. It is also our mission to connect those producing quality contemporary arts programming across Baltimore to one another and those outside of Baltimore doing the same. Open Space is made possible by the love and hard work of its members and by the supportive and fruitful cultural community that exists in Baltimore.

We are looking for artists, curators, performers, and friends who are interested in joining us at Open Space.