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The Bell Foundry sells for $725,000, ‘urban living’ complex planned

Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr

Once a thriving DIY arts space in Station North, before its tenants were abruptly evicted and the building was condemned by the city over code violations in December 2016, the Bell Foundry building has now been sold to developers to be built into an “urban living” complex.

Baltimore Rock Opera Society Hits its $75K Fundraising Target for a ‘Forever Home’

A rendering of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s planned space, “The Paradise,” by Greg Bowen.

Thirteen months after being suddenly evicted from its longtime headquarters on the first floor of the Bell Foundry building, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society has successfully raised more than $75,000 to build a “forever home” and better secure its future.

After Year Filled with Setbacks, BROS Returns with ‘The Terrible Secret of Lunastus’

A shot from a rehearsal for “The Terrible Secret of Lunastus.” Photo by Sean J. McCormick.

Baltimore’s dedicated rock opera ensemble is making a triumphant return from a godawful year next month with a spirited revival of its 2011 space adventure-comedy, “The Terrible Secret of Lunastus.”

Baltimore Rock Opera Society Removing ‘$HAME 100’ Tag from Bell Foundry, Put There by Local Graffiti Artist

Remnants of the graffiti tag at the Bell Foundry on Friday morning.

For hours last night, Joe Martin, headquarters operations captain for the nonprofit Baltimore Rock Opera Society, stood on a ladder outside the Bell Foundry building in Station North, wielding a power washer borrowed from the Station North Tool Library. He was removing 15-foot high black spray paint from the exterior of the beleaguered artist space.

Baltimore Rock Opera Society to Receive Permit to Re-Enter First Floor of Bell Foundry

The Bell Foundry in 2013, by Tyler Merbler

After three months, at least one of the Bell Foundry’s tenants is being let back into the building to resume their work.

Baltimore Rock Opera Society Says Burglar Stole Tools from Shuttered Bell Foundry Building

The Bell Foundry building in 2013, photo by Tyler Merbler

Weeks after the Baltimore Rock Opera Society lost its workshop, practice and band rehearsal spaces, the group now says some of their equipment was stolen from the vacant Bell Foundry building late Monday evening.

Mayor Pugh Launches Task Force to Create Safe Working, Living Spaces for Baltimore’s Artists


Just over two weeks after city officials condemned the Bell Foundry building in Station North and evicted dozens of artists in the process, Mayor Catherine Pugh today announced the formation of a task force entrusted with creating more safe, livable and workable spaces for Baltimore’s artists.

In Wake of Bell Foundry Closure, Baltimore Rock Opera Society Launches Fundraiser for a Permanent Home

A rendering of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s planned space, “The Paradise,” by Greg Bowen

Last Monday, city officials pushed dozens of artists out of the Bell Foundry art space in Station North due to fire code violations. Among the unfortunate creatives suddenly left without studios and practice space were the dedicated members of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.