In Baltimore art spaces come and go. With every passing year a few spaces will come up and a few get knocked down. Be it roommates moving out, cops called to many times, money problems, or just done with it all these spaces don’t seem to have the same longevity as established venues (Ottobar, 8×10, Metro Gallery, etc.). But, there is one art space that seems to stand alone and and won’t go away.
The Bell Foundry of Baltimore is a sight to be seen just on the exterior. From it’s beautiful street side murals, elaborate graffitied walls and gates, to it’s community skate park, The Bell Foundry looks like a fortress where great things can happen. Within the space runs many different smaller entities within. Castle Print Shop for all your Screen Printing needs, The Baltimore Rock Opera Society just moving in since December 2012, and one of the most recognizable part of The Bell Foundry the basement performance space.
This past March The Bell Foundry faced what a lot of other similar spaces have faced.. The Baltimore City code rule book. And, like most art spaces run in the Baltimore city limits, and all across the nation, unknowingly The Bell Foundry did not meet code. All seemed lost as if another great art space had fallen to the woeful lake of wire where all the dead spaces go when they die. But, from the ashes The Bell Foundry has risen to say we won’t take no for an answer.
The Bell Foundry has launched they’re fundraiser campaign today on Indiegogo asking for donations to help fund the renovations and building costs needed to get the space up and running again. This is no normal art space Baltimore. This space has a firm foundation and isn’t going anywhere but up from here!
But, they need your help! Be sure to check out their fundraiser campaign to find out more information: http://igg.me/at/