Artscape Is Shifting To September

We're taking more time to collaborate on a bold new vision for America's largest free arts festival.

Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts (BOPA) is planning the return of Artscape. COVID-19 made it necessary for us to take a hiatus, and BOPA is eager to bring Artscape back better than ever. The hiatus gave us time to re-envision Artscape while respecting and accommodating how the pandemic has changed us all, especially how we engage during large public events. We envision a bold, ambitious festival with a singular focus on the Arts. An Artscape that is more accessible to everyone, and one that brings a lasting impact to communities in our city. We are working with those communities, partners, and stakeholders to ensure their voices are heard and included.

The origin of Artscape was to have a positive economic impact on the artists and makers throughout the city. Baltimore is overflowing with creative talent, and we set out to reimagine Artscape in the tradition of the world's great art festivals. A new Artscape promises to draw art enthusiasts from around the country and the world, ensuring that Baltimore becomes a world-class center of artistic excellence. However, visionary plans take time to realize. So, this fall, BOPA will present a preview of the Artscape to come in 2023. We are looking forward to sharing the plans we are putting in place and cannot wait to unveil them to City of Baltimore in September. We'll update this site with more details as this event takes shape.

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Explore other exciting events throughout the summer presented by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, like performances at the Baltimore Farmers' Market and exhibitions at the Top of the World Observation Level and the Bromo Tower.