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Big Red painted steel sculpture by David Friedheim
Big Red painted steel sculpture by David Friedheim

Station North is best known as the hub of Baltimore's underground arts scene. Geographically, the Station North District consists of the Charles North, Greenmount West and Barclay communities. There is an eclectic mix of older row houses, new condominium developments, artists communes and apartment buildings. Spend a few minutes walking up or down Charles Street and it is easy to see why Rolling Stone named Baltimore "Best Scene" in 2008. In a mere five block radius, one can enjoy the latest indie movie release at the Charles Theatre, rock out at a "home-brewed" electronica dance party in The Hexagon or check out a DJ spinning tunes at one of Baltimore's dance clubs, The Depot.

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Cities turn to creative placemaking to revitalize neighborhoods

Cities across North America are relying on the arts to create more vibrant spaces, boost local economies and drive foot traffic to dormant areas. 

Film series launched by local artists promotes the retro

Step inside Gunky's Basement, a monthly film screening curated by two of Baltimore's best known artists. Jimmy Joe Roche and Dan Deacon show movies from the 80s and 90s in their original 35-millimeter format.

Step OUT for an artists' conference in Station North

Researchers, developers, artists and community members will discuss the challenges associated with development and gentrification at the Artists & Neighborhood Change Conference. The event takes place June 20-21 in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. 

More than a market: Waverly maps out a new plan for its future

Waverly Main Street has hired a local urban design firm to create a new master plan for the area that includes streetscape improvements, a new slogan and the redevelopment of several buildings. Leaders want the area to be known as a place to shop and dine — and not just the Saturday farmers' market.

Expanded Maryland Film Festival to feature Matthew Porterfield's latest movie

Baltimore filmmaker Matthew Porterfield talks about his latest film "I Used to Be Darker," showing next week at the Maryland Film Festival. The movie premiered at Sundance and picked up awards in Nashville and Buenos Aires.  
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