Hands-on activities for children and their families!


Location: Pearlstone Park, adjacent to Cathedral and Preston streets

Friday-Saturday: 11am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm

In honor of Artscape, the year of no theme, the entire family can enjoy limitless interactive crafts, demonstrations and performances at Kidscape. Festivalgoers can enjoy a number of arts programming such as:
  • The interactive instrument petting zoo with Baltimore School of Music
  • STEAM activities with Legos and robots with The University of Maryland Extension Baltimore City 4-H
  • Hands-on science demonstrations facilitated by CAPE Science Inc.
  • Activities illustrating the role of art and design in the life of a sailor with Historic Ships in Baltimore
  • Table-top craft activity with Port Discovery
  • Puppet making and the art of puppet theater with Betsy Kendrick Arts
  • Juggling and interactive hula hoops demonstration by Baltimore Hoop Love (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Face painting by Planet Awkward with an array of colorful design
New for 2018
Kidscape will also feature The Y.A.T.T.A.S. (Young Artists Training to Achieve Success) Performing Arts Program, directed by Kenyatta Hardison, the Cardinal Shehan Performing Arts Director. Youth will teach Inspirational Show Tunes with choreography and singing featuring excerpts from hits like “This Is Me” from the Greatest Show and “Dancing in the Streets” from Motown. Youth attendees will have the opportunity to perform to a track or acappella. Visit them in the Y.A.T.T.A.S. Performing Arts Music Room tent in Pearlstone Park from 11:00am-5:00pm.

Media Rhythm Institute joins us for two workshops:

Channel Me Media workshop enhances reading literacy and math skills while encouraging entrepreneurial thinking and empowering youth to expand their knowledge of the media industry through research and documentary projects. Our goal for Artscape youth is to inspire young people to explore careers in multimedia and improve their quality of life by offering exposure to positive opportunities to learn about how to take photos, podcasting, learn interviewing techniques and explore the many career paths that exist within the multimedia industry. These classes will be facilitated by our youth in Channel Me Media.

Bmore than Dance workshop is an interactive session with high intensity and fast paced music. Dance instructors break down the basic maneuvers of Baltimore Club; Cherry Hill, Spongebob, power step, crazy leg, heel toe & kick outs. You will also learn how to incorporate all these moves in single routine.

Kidscape Performance Space
Join us at the Kidscape Performance Space! In the heart of Pearlstone Park, the performance space is an interactive platform with demonstrations and performances, featuring education and entertainment, with programming from a wide range of organizations.

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