Cultural Organizations

Arts organizations, museums, and cultural institutions provide resources and information to festival-goers.

Cultural Organizations

Location: Mt Royal Ave


Ares Athena

Will showcase work from young artists from the surrounding area, responding to the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) theme. Their location at Artscape will function as an exhibition space and public voting site to determine ‘Best’ in a number of categories.

Baltimore Improv Group (BIG)
Through their partnership with Young Audiences, BIG has a long history of utilizing STEAM components into school residencies. Improv-based elements from those workshops will be highlighted. They will also promote their summer camp for kids and teens as well as BIG's normal offering of shows, classes and more.

Baltimore Jazz Alliance

A jazz advocacy group, they will highlight the ‘Jazz for Kids’ program which introduces students to jazz.

Baltimore Sister Cities, Inc.
Will explore how international Sister Cities in the program have approached topics like Transportation, Wind Power and Ancient Astronomy.

Center Stage
CS Digital is Center Stage’s initiative dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology, media, and the performing arts. At Artscape, more information about the program will be highlighted and there will be on-site examples.

Music 4 More

An organization that promotes arts in schools, this program provides instruments to school music programs. They will have information about the work they do available to the public.

National Aquarium in Baltimore

 With participatory art and multiple interactive stations, the National Aquarium will carry the festival’s “Space: Explore what’s out there” theme from the skies to the oceans. Highlighting that nearly ninety percent of the oceans remains unexplored, how little we know about the deep oceans and the alien-like creatures that inhabit them, and other mysteries of the deep. This programming will support the festival’s exploration theme in a big, impactful way, with hopes that festival-goers will also be inspired to explore and protect our blue planet.

Open Works

Open Works is a new maker space being built in Greenmount West to open Summer 2016, featuring public education programs, general memberships, special workshops, and access to a variety of making and creating tools and labs. They will be exhibiting the scope of the resources available at Open Works - 3D printing, CNC routing, wood + metal working, open studios, educational programs for youth and adults, and more.

Veterans’ Artist Program

A charity that promotes arts in veterans’ communities, this space will feature work done by local military veteran artists. Some of the featured pieces that are made out of recycled musical instruments: guitars, drums etc., will be available for purchase. Y Head Start Baltimore City (Y in Central Maryland) Will highlight the importance of STEAM in early childhood education with parents and have age appropriate activities available that emphasize science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

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