About Artscape

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About Artscape


Artscape, Baltimore’s largest and most beloved annual arts festival attracts an average audience of more than 300,000 people to Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District each summer. BOPA looks forward to returning in 2021 stronger and healthier, as part of the City’s recovery, ready to celebrate the landmark 40th anniversary of Artscape.

?The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts continues to plan for the best way to remain connected with Artscape artists and the community this summer. While the wait for Artscape is now longer than expected, look for BOPA announcements soon regarding virtual content and opportunities that will keep the Artscape spirit alive.

Despite this cancellation, the 15th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, an Artscape tradition, will continue this year. The $25,000 finalist award and exhibition will take place on a virtual platform with details announced soon.

As the city’s arts council, events center and film office, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city. At Artscape, BOPA highlights artistic opportunities in four core pillars: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts and Culinary Arts. There is truly something for everyone to discover at Artscape!
  • 350,000 attendees over three days of festival
  • Economic impact = $28.5 million
  • 2020 marks the 39th year
  • 140 Artists and Makers
  • Live concerts on outdoor stage
  • Immersive visual arts experiences
  • Robust performing arts program
  • Dance, fashion, street theater, and jazz
  • Family-friendly events and entertainment
  • Film, experimental music, improv and comedy
  • Inquisitive literary arts program
  • Culinary arts with delicious local eats and refreshing beverage program
The Details

What: Artscape,The Area's largest FREE arts festival

When: Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19, 2020

Where: Mount Royal Avenue and Charles Street, in the Midtown and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods

Time: 11am-9pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11am-7pm on Sunday (Artscape After Hours takes place Friday and Saturday from 9-11pm)

Admission: FREE!

How: Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Artscape is held outdoors in tents, and inside the neighborhood's premier exhibition spaces and performing arts venues. The festival is 100% free and accessible, and takes place rain or shine.

Questions? Email the Artscape staff before, during or after the festival.
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