Artscape is a summer tradition like no other, where Baltimore reunites and comes together. Celebrating its 39th year in 2020, Artscape is proud to showcase artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, teen-focused activities and programming, film, experimental music, improv and comedy; an inquisitive literary arts program; and culinary arts with delicious eats.
Every summer, the entire region eagerly awaits Artscape. The festival’s iconic features include 50+ live concerts with national headliners, talented artists and makers, blockbuster performances, scrumptious food, spontaneous street theater, impactful visual installations and more. Artscape’s can’t-miss weekend of cultural enrichment nurtures the mind, body and soul of everyone who attends, and sparks a positive vibe that spreads citywide. This joyful spirit has inspired Artscape’s 2020 theme, Art for a Healthy City – presenting a variety of activations, stages, shows, workshops and hands-on projects, poised at the intersection of health and the arts. Festivalgoers can experience the therapeutic power of dance and movement; express themselves with journaling, poetry and spoken word; explore their untapped creative potential through music, pottery and painting; become inspired and informed with interactive, large-scale exhibits; and taste nutritious and delicious recipes at the brand-new culinary arts stage. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, come dance in the streets to celebrate the arts in Baltimore!
Hours: Friday and Saturday: 11am - 9pm | Sunday: 11am-7pm
Artscape After Hours: 9pm - 11pm (Friday and Saturday only)
Location: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District
Kidscape, the festival's children's area, showcases family-friendly organizations and entertainers with fun craft ideas, hands-on activities and workshops, demonstrations, and creative dance and/or music performances. Kidscape is located in Pearlstone Park, the green space between Cathedral and Preston streets.
In keeping with the spirit of the festival, all crafts, demonstrations and workshops must be free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend. All activities must be staffed during all festival hours.
Non-Profit Arts/Cultural and Educational Organizations passionate about the arts and youth in Baltimore are encouraged to apply. This application is for groups looking to have an exhibit space at the festival, to provide youth-focused activities for school-aged children, and engage with festival-goers. Artscape requires the ratio of content be 80% craft/programming and 20% marketing/promotions of your organization.
Applying does not grant acceptance. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed nor considered. Applications will not be accepted nor reviewed after the application deadline (11:59pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020).
WHAT ARTSCAPE PROVIDES:
-  10' x 10' exhibit space,  table and  chairs
- Access to electricity
- Festival-issued sign featuring your organization's name
- Listing with link to your organization's website on Artscape.org
- Access to an audience of 350,000 over three fun-filled days of festival!
Performers specializing in children's entertainment are encouraged to submit a Performing Arts Application (link).
Teen performance artists interested in applying for Artscape are encouraged to submit an application for the festival's adolescents program, Teenscape (link).
Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this prospectus.
Questions? Contact Susan Fortkiewicz, Festivals Manager (via email or direct dial 443-263-4347).
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) invites the public to an information session(s), to learn more about Artscape, and various programs and events BOPA produces. The information sessions will cover a range of topics including but not limited to: performing artists, food and beverage vendors, visual arts projects, exhibitors, etc.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Ayo Figueroa, Festivals Programming Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-752-8632).
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6pm
BIG Theater (Baltimore Improv Group)
1727 N. Charles Street │ Baltimore, MD 21201
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am
Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library
Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor
400 Cathedral Street │ Baltimore, MD 21201
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:30am
* Please note: Parking is NOT provided; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*