North Avenue Arts District

March 29, 2009 at 11:21 pm (Reporting)

Friday, as the night ended, I finished my investigative time at the Zodiac for my piece on Wham City. On the way back to my car, I couldn’t help but stop in front of the building where the walls were still bumping with techno music. The building I stood in front of was The Hexagon and they were holding a dance party.

I didn’t want to pay six dollars, because everything was about to close, so I stood outside and looked at the upcoming events. Eventually I was invited inside to hang out. It was rainy and cold. I thought that was nice.

After a bit of chit-chatting with some folks at the front of the venue, I struck up a conversation with Leigh, a member of the Hexagon and she gave me a little bit of information.

The Hexagon is part of the North Avenue Arts District, and it’s a small Do-It-Yourself community space that’s funded by its members. They put on all sorts of events – if it’s booked, no problem. The events are inexpensive and split 50/50 between the venue and the performer(s).

I can’t wait to actually go in. It sounds like fun, and I think some part of the district may be where my next story comes from.

Interestingly enough, I came across this story from the Baltimore Sun last year. Basically, it overviews a whole bunch of expansions and reconstruction on the larger part of the area.

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