The Ynot Lot
2015-2016, STATION NORTH, BALTIMORE, MD
The Ynot Lot is an outdoor event venue located on the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street in Baltimore City. Through community gatherings and public events, the Ynot Lot encourages daily encounters with art, performance, and design events that are created by a range of local and national cultural organizers. The Ynot Lot encourages projects that center social justice, intergenerational and cross-cultural collaboration, daring arts and cultural work, and youth-run or youth-oriented events. During my time running this venue, I used the Ynot Lot as a way of working with people who hadn't organized cultural events before to build up skills, in addition to hosting a range of events from farmers markets, workshops, parties, fashion shows, and more.