the space


EMP has been lighting up a formerly empty corner of Baltimore’s Westside since 2011. We use the space for our own artistic projects, regular programming, and other crazy ideas. Of course, we want to keep EMP lit up all the time with life and art in the community so we’ve opened up the doors to local and visiting artists to affordably create and present their own work (and crazy ideas).

Check out the “calendar” page for what we’ve got at EMP currently and the “programming” page for regularly occurring EMP events (and how you can get involved!).


WANT TO RENT EMP? We have affordable rentals for the space for one night or short-term runs of events — anything from private parties to music shows to theatre productions  to workshops to discussions and talks. Contact us at for more info and pricing.


ABOUT THE SPACE:   We’re 5000+ square feet of goodness on the first floor of the historic Faust Building, a turn-of-the-century former shoe factory. EMP is a rotating art gallery, a theatre, an experimental workshop, and a DIY movie house all rolled into one.

EMP is located at 307 West Baltimore Street, on the corner of West Baltimore and Howard.  MAP IT.

There is metered street parking and several parking garages in the area. We are right at the UMD/Baltimore St Light Rail Stop, a short walk from Circulator stops (Purple/Orange) and three blocks from the Camden MARC station as well.