Last updated 5/19/18


Baltimore City College - Community Garden & Green Space

Spring 2018

BCC's Environmental Club is building a garden in their courtyard to act as an outdoor classroom, green space for students to share, filled with native species and even a composting system! The Loading Dock has been donating reclaimed lumber to help the students build their garden beds for this great project.

Sandtown South Neighborhood Alliance Community Garden

Fall 2017

The Neighborhood Alliance used donated materials from The Loading Dock to repair and update their community garden! We're looking forward to seeing how things grow!

Canton Ace Hardware's Ladies Night

October 24, 2017

Ladies' Night is designed to give Ace customers a hands-on introduction to home improvement while getting to know their Canton neighbors and resources like The Loading Dock, Inc.

MAREIA Annual Trade Show

October 18, 2017

MAREIA (Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Investors Association) hosted TLD at their 11th annual trade show in October. We had fun talking to current and potential members and donors, and showing off some materials from the warehouse!

Fell's Point Fun Festival 2017

October 7 & 8, 2017

We had a great time at this year's festival! We shared TLD info and featured unique treasures and upcycled items for sale from our warehouse.

Live Baltimore's Buying into Baltimore

We love partnering with Live Baltimore, which is a great resource for potential (and current!) home-owners in the city.

Civicworks & Baltimore Orchard Project

Earth Day 2017

These stepping stones were created during an Earth Day Volunteer event with tile and mirror donated by The Loading Dock! They were made to pair with a rain garden that was also made on that day.  This was done at Civic Work's Community Lots and Baltimore Orchard Project site in Hilltop at Clifton Park.

Maryland Community Health Initiatives, Inc. (Penn North)

February & March 2017

After a fire displaced people supported by the Maryland Community Health Initiatives, Inc., so many clothing donations came pouring in that a donation center was needed. The Loading Dock donated bi-fold doors which were turned into shelving to store the donations.

It has been so successful that they are now adding a library with more door shelving to store books & games for children to use!

Maryland Community Health Initiatives, Inc. (Penn North) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been delivering essential behavioral health and recovery services through its Penn North Community Resource Center in Baltimore City since 1993.

Their mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families struggling to overcome substance abuse, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, crime, and violence.

Fells Point Fun Festival 2016

September 30 - October 2, 2016

This free festival features music, vendors, and artists. We were so glad to collaborate with local artist Michael Metcalf again to feature installations created from materials from our warehouse!




Past Happenings

Artscape 2017: "Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits!"

The Loading Dock, Inc. had a cool time at the Artscape festival, July 21 - 23, 2017 with our cooling station installation created by local artist Michael Metcalf, made from materials from our warehouse!

Artscape 2016: "Explore What's Out There"

July 15-17, 2016

"Sink or Fly" by The Loading Dock, Inc., created by Michael Metcalf. This piece was constructed from a variety of re-useable materials from The Loading Dock, Inc., including pallets, roof slate, and bathroom sinks.


Artscape 2015

Here's 2015's installation, created by Michael Metcalf

Artscape 2013

Michael Metcalf created an amazing art installation to showcase alternative use of building materials.

Artscape 2013

Artscape 2011 & The Light Box Project

The Loading Dock (TLD) and Morgan State’s School of Architecture and Planning (MSU SA+P) partnered to create a structure out of TLD materials and a shipping container

This showcases TLD’s motto, “You could build a house with what people throw away.”  Additionally, this project will display alternative uses of building materials and provide educational space for TLD and MSU SA+P students.

Creation - In 2011, MSU SA+P students built this structure to create a workable office/educational space, with an emphasis on alternative use of those materials. For example, line the walls with commercial doors instead of drywall.  TLD donated 50% of the materials used, 85% of the materials are reused/reclaimed.

Reuse Demonstration - TLD and MSU SA+P showcased this project at ArtScape 2011, in downtown Baltimore.


Final Usage - After ArtScape, the structure was moved to TLD. You can view it in front of The Loading Dock's parking area.

9/27/12 - Highlandtown Art Cart Race

The Loading Dock staff built an Art Cart racer for the Highlandtown Art Cart Race.

We utlized lumber, a sheet of laminate, a wheel chair, a running stroller, and an office chair to create the cart.

One of our Warehouse Associates, Mike, racing the Art cart.

The Art Cart is currently on display in the TLD warehouse.

2/22/11 - TLD Donates Canned Food to Dundalk Church of the Brethren

TLD donated 204 cans of food, from the Food for Paint Swap, to the Dundalk Church of the Brethren. They have a food pantry that serves 50 to 60 people.