Artscape

America's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site...read more

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Artscape 2019 Theme: Discover

Artscape 2019 Theme: Discover

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on “Artscape Saturday”—July 20—the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) has announced the festival’s 2019 theme is Discover. Explore the festival’s exciting array of delightfully unexpected and out-of-this-world experiences.

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Artscape 2019 Festival Schedule

Artscape 2019 Festival Schedule

The 38th annual Artscape is headlined by R&B vocal group SWV (also known as Sisters With Voices) on Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm, James Brown Dance Party featuring Fred Thomas of James Brown’s Band with special guests on Saturday, July 20 at 7:30pm, 80s icon ska band English Beat on Sunday, July 21 at 5:30pm and the world premiere of Squonk’s brand new show “Hand to Hand,” with performances throughout the weekend.

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New for 2019

New for 2019

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!

Image Credit: Choose Your Own Adventure by Becky Borland and Graham Coriel-Allen

2019 Sondheim Finalists Announced

2019 Sondheim Finalists Announced

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the finalists for the 14th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The finalists are Negar Ahkami, Akea Brionne Brown, Cheeny Celebrado-Royer, Schroeder Cherry, Phylicia Ghee, Jackie Milad and Stephanie Williams.

Finalists exhibit at the Walters Art Museum, located at 600 N. Charles St., on Saturday, June 15–Sunday, August 11, 2019. The winner is announced at an award ceremony and reception on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7pm at the Walters. (Galleries open at 10am.) The exhibition and ceremony are free open to the public. The 2019 jurors are Laylah Ali, Regine Basha and William Powhida.

Image Credit (L-R): Stephanie Williams, Cheeny Celebrado-Royer, Jackie Milad, Schroeder Cherry, Phylicia Ghee, Negar Ahkami, Akea Brionne Brown

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