Highlighting emerging contemporary artists through artwork, prints, publications and on-site artist projects. Stay tuned for 2016!
Location: Charles Street Garage, 1714 Charles St
Organized in a style of a commercial art fair, Artist-Run Art Fair will feature mini exhibitions by 19 artist-run spaces and arts nonprofits from Baltimore and beyond. The spaces included are often off the beaten track, or hard to find spaces. By opening up access via Artscape, the artists are exposed to up to 10 times the audience that would see their work in an average year and Artscape visitors are given access to new and challenging art.
Artist-Run Art Fair is curated and organized by Open Space, an artist-run gallery located at 512 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD. Open Space's mission is to promote a vibrant, visible and connected contemporary arts community in Baltimore through producing a consistent curated program of exhibitions, annual festivals and maintaining a wide variety of supplemental events such as lectures, film screenings and music shows. Open Space shows local, national and international artists and produces events with attendance ranging from 50-50,000 people. Open Space is made possible by the love and hard work of its members and by the supportive and fruitful cultural community that exists in Baltimore. Current members include: Chris Day, Margo Benson Malter, Nick Peelor, Jasmine Sarp, Conor Stechschulte, Brendan Sullivan, Pete Razon and Colin Alexander.
The Artist-Run Art Fair will run until 8:30pm daily. During Artscape After-Hours the front of the garage will feature projected works and films curated by Kate Ewald.