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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; Screening Location: Parkway Theater, 5 West North Avenue, Baltimore


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts invites artists and filmmakers to submit works for consideration to be included in Animations on the Big Screen at the Parkway Theater, an exhibition of time-based media content that explores the range and diversity of traditional and experimental forms of animated short films.  Accepted works will be screened together twice on the afternoon of Sunday, July 19, 2020 at the Parkway Theater; a panel discussion regarding the topic of animation will be held between the screenings.

Submitted artworks should be shorter than 7 minutes in length, and must be the original content of the applying artist.  Approximately 100 total minutes of film will be selected for inclusion in the screenings.  Works must also be sensitive to the fact that Artscape attracts an extremely large and diverse audience of all age ranges, including young children.  


There are no geographic or age restrictions for application; artists of all age ranges from everywhere are encouraged to apply.


Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Applicant Notification: Early May, 2020

Screening: Sunday, July 19, 2020 (times TBD)

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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