The Ynot Lot

OWB2 closing party

The Ynot Lot
The Ynot Lot

JHU students plant trees at the Ynot Lot

The Ynot Lot

Santtu Mustonen finishes his Open Walls Baltimore 2 mural

The Ynot Lot

DJ Angelbaby and Team Squad Up perform

The Ynot Lot

TT the Artist

Launching in Spring 2014, the Ynot Lot brings highly visible outdoor event space to Station North. Through rotating public events, the Ynot Lot encourages daily encounters with art, performance, and design by the 30,000 commuters, students, residents and passerby that move through this intersection on a daily basis.  The Ynot Lot is approximately 6,000 square feet and features a 16’x20’ stage attached to a shipping container, both of which may be used for performance and storage respectively.

The Ynot Lot is managed by Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. Project partners include Johns Hopkins University, The Abell Foundation, T Rowe Price Foundation, Central Baltimore Partnership, Midtown Community Benefits District, Maryland Institute College of Art, Jubilee Baltimore, Southway Builders, Charles North Community Association, and the Cheng Family.

Call for Proposals: Programming at the Ynot Lot in Station North in Spring, Summer & Fall 2016

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by April 1st in order to secure the space for Spring and Summer programming. Apply online here!

Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. is now accepting proposals from artists, designers, performers, and community members interested in producing playful, engaging, and site-appropriate temporary programming at the Ynot Lot (4 W North Avenue) for Spring, Summer and Fall events. 

Applicants are urged to consider the following:

  • Accessibility, active pedestrian involvement, and overall impression to passerby
  • Activation and animation of the space during various times of day
  • Other events in the neighborhood
  • Public art installations must consider issues of durability, vandalism, and theft. Installations should not introduce hazards of any kind for pedestrians or Ynot Lot users.
  • Performances should consider noise levels on North Avenue and North Charles Street, as well as City noise ordinances
  • Event must be open to the public, and if possible, free

Preliminary ideas have included music festivals, opera, luaus, bingo nights, movie screenings, outdoor chess, table tennis, and temporary sculpture. If you have an idea, we’d love to hear about it!

The full Call for Proposals is available here

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the Ynot Lot Programming Committee.  Many events require at least one month’s notice in order to acquire an event permit from Baltimore City, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. SNAE anticipates the calendar filling up quickly, so apply today!

If you are interested in supporting the Ynot Lot and Station North’s other projects, please donate here.