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Click HERE for a printable copy of this application prospectus.


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; Fair Location: 1714 Charles Street, Baltimore


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites artists, authors and artist collectives who create books, prints, multiples and other editions to participate in the Artist Prints & Book Fair within the 39th annual Artscape.  In addition to exhibitors, this fair will host a program of speakers, performance artworks, panel discussions and workshops.  Participants in this fair can choose to exhibit and sell their works, to participate in the scheduled programming, or both; please indicate your preference within your application.

This unique art fair environment is set in a parking garage (1714 Charles Street) within the festival footprint, right in the heart of the Station North Art and Entertainment District.  Walls will be installed around the perimeter of the space, creating a pop-up gallery.  Exhibitors will each be given a table (with two chairs) and approximately 6 to 8 feet of gallery wall space to sell their works; exhibitors may elect to purchase additional tables if space allows.


There are no geographic or age restrictions for application. 


  • There is no fee to apply to the Artist Books, Prints, Multiples & Editions Fair.
  • Artists & Artist Collectives curated into the fair will have the following costs for participation:
  • Six or Eight Foot Table & Two Chairs: $50.00 (each exhibitor will also be given six to eight feet of wall space to hang works)
  • Additional Table: $50.00
  • Additional Chairs: Free


Modest performance honorariums may be available and will vary depending upon the nature of the performance and length, but will begin at approximately $50 for a performance 30 minutes in length.  Artists proposing workshops or performances that require materials purchase for participants should include these details within their applications.


Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Applicant Notification: Mid-April 2020

Acceptance of Invitation Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020

Table Fee Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2020

Installation: Thursday, July 16 from 6pm – 8pm and Friday, July 17 from 8am – 10:30am

Artscape: July 17 - 19, 2020; Friday & Saturday: 11am – 9pm, Sunday: 11am – 7pm (the garage will open at 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday mornings to allow exhibitors to prepare for each day)

De-installation: 7pm – 10pm, Sunday, July 19, 2020

Submission of online application shall constitute agreement with all conditions in this application. 

Questions? Contact: Kim Domanski, Visual Arts Curator at kdomanski@promotionandarts.org or direct dial at 443-286-2043.


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 (afigueroa@promotionandarts.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

Facebook Live


* Please note: Parking is NOT provided for the information sessions; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

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