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.

For inquiries, please email to openspacebaltimore (at) gmail (dot) com. Formal proposals for exhibitions are accepted on a rolling basis. Open gallery hours are 1-5pm on Saturdays.

Current Members:

Pete Razon
Nick V
Saffronia Downing
Ricki Rothchild
Marissa Fein
Suzanne Gold

Alumni Members:

Nick Peelor
Keenon Brice
Anna Crooks
Rowan Fulton
Charles Imwold
Margo Benson Malter
Brandan Sullivan
Elana Webb
Scotty Ache
Colin Alexander
Matt Betine
Eric Bos
Carey Chiaia
Molly O’Connell
Milton Melvin Croissant III
Chris Day
Zack Genin
Max Guy
Andrew Kennedy
Sarah Konigsburg
Allie Linn
Erin Macalevey
Harvey Melchor
Neal Reinalda
Neil Sanzgiri
Jasmine Sarp
Conor Stechschulte
Eric Steiner
Nick Vyssotsky