On Wednesday night, a fire broke out in the building that houses Open Space and eliminated access to the gallery. While everyone involved here has stayed completely safe, the building is now legally off limits, and we are forced to close our doors for the time being. Most of the gallery’s valuables made it out of the space undamaged though many Open Space members and residents of the building lost music gear, tools, personal possessions, studios and housing.
We want to extend a huge thank you for every helping hand that has been offered our way and to express lots of love to the community that’s gathered during this time.
Please stay posted for upcoming benefit events and updates as we reconfigure. We will also have an online donation system up and running shortly and will be communicating our needs moving forward.
Currently, about 14 of us have been displaced and are looking for housing. Please see the following Craigslist ad for more information: http://baltimore.craigslist.org/hou/3786654254.html
Please send any potential housing leads to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, the support of the community means the world to us. We could never have gotten this far without everyone and are confident that we will be back and better than ever! Thanks again!