The Ambassador Announces: Kick-off Event

Join us for a special kick-off event for the Ambassador renovation project!

Join Artspace for a special kick-off event for The Ambassador, with DJ music, project status updates, an unveiling of marqueeand façade improvements, and light refreshments! 

Details : September 13, 2021 at 4604 Liberty Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21207 from 10 AM -11 AM

Know Where to Go:

  • All guests are requested to gather in the designated VIP area within the ShopRite parking lot for theprogram where light refreshments will be provided.
  • Due to the limited capacity in the ShopRite parkinglot during business hours, we encourage youto park in the Howell Funeral Home auxiliaryparking lot one half block away, across from Calvin Rodwell Elementary Middle School.
  • To keep everyone safe masks are encouraged but not required. Unless otherwise changed by local city guidelines.

About The Ambassador: A new community art & culture center in Northwest Baltimore

The Ambassador served as a movie theater from 1935 until 1968, when it closed. Between 1968 and the 2000s it had various uses. In 2013, the abandoned and vacant theater caught fire and was gutted. In 2018, upon invitation of the mayor and numerous civic leaders, Artspace was asked to assess the redevelopment potential of the Ambassador and submit a proposal to undertake the project. Artspace believed that a new cultural destination in Northwest Baltimore would succeed. Artspace purchased the building at public auction in 2019, with guidance from local partner Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. Artspace immediately engaged the community and neighbors about their vision for a new Ambassador Theater. This culminationof ideas, thoughts, and vision was shared in April, 2021 with a design reveal that came from those early engagement efforts. Artspace now moves into making this vision a reality and invites you to join us on continuing this journey.

Kick-off event sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation 

Project Funders: Funders: Pimlico Community Development Authority, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City, State of Maryland Capital Grants, Baltimore Community Foundation, Preservation Maryland, Southway Builders, Quinn Evans, and HDL Construction.