Plan Your Visit

Artscape Main Stage

Plan Your Visit

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What: Artscape, America’s largest FREE arts festival
When: Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22, 2018
Where: Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill, 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, on behalf of Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

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. 

FREE Pedicab Rides

Experience the festival in a whole new motion! Artscape is excited to announce FREE pedicab rides during festival hours (Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 from 11am-9pm; Sunday, July 22 from 11am-7pm). Come check out parts of the festival you may be missing at the “top of the hill” – more Artists’ Market vendors, local bands on the Morgan State University Festival Stage, visual arts exhibits and performing arts (bonus: those are in air-conditioned indoor venues), food and beverages, a new Silent Disco, and more!

Pedicab rides take place on Mt. Royal Avenue, between Maryland Avenue and Lafayette Ave. There are two hubs to get in line for pedicab rides:

Hub #1 – Mt. Royal Ave at Maryland Ave, northwest corner by the Lyric (rides go north, up to Morgan State University Festival Stage/Lafayette Avenue)

Hub #2 – Mt. Royal Ave at Lafayette Ave, southest corner by MICA’s Cohen Plaza (rides go south, to the Lyric/Maryland Avenue)

Looking to meet up with friends and family while you’re at Artscape? Use the Morgan State University Festival Stage, the official meet up space of Artscape, as a point of reference. Look for the 8’ tall Artscape picture frame just south of the stage (great selfie/photo op!). And, to get there is easy – hop on Artscape’s free pedicab rides!


We know you love your furbabies, but pets are not allowed at the festival. Attracting over 350,000 attendees over three days – in July – the large crowds and high temperatures are hazardous for our four-legged friends.

Bag Policy

In order to provide a safer environment for the public, Artscape encourages festival-goers to use bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC (polyvinyl chloride).

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

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