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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

Gamescape showcases games and the creative people who make them. NEW for 2020, Artscape is excited to expand Gamescape by including a gallery of works alongside the games and works that demonstrate the creativity that games inspire. Artists are invited to submit works for consideration to this gallery, where festivalgoers may purchase these pieces during the festival, with 20% of the sale going to gaming-adjacent charities, and the rest going back to the artist.

Gamescape is located indoors - in the Pinkard Gallery of the Bunting Center - at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); 1401 W Mount Royal Avenue (Baltimore, MD 21217). 

In keeping with the spirit of the festival, this exhibition is free and open to the public the entire Artscape weekend.

Any artist is eligible to apply. Any work submitted must be the work of the applicant. Accepted applicants are required to provide an appropriately framed version of their accepted work in-person during Gamescape setup. Accepted applicants are also required to retrieve their work on Sunday in the event that it has not been sold. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Submissions will be curated and reviewed by the IGDA Baltimore.

1. Complete Application: Interested applicants must fill in all parts of the form that follows this application for Artists. In the event that an applicant wishes to submit multiple works for consideration, please fill out a seperate application for each work.

2. Sample Image: Applicants should submit a sample image of the work they intend to submit. The sample image’s resolution should be no smaller than 600x600 and no larger than 1000x1000.

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). 

By submitting this application, you agree to the Terms of Use (includes Rules & Regulations, Terms & Conditions, and Liability and Insurance). Exhibitor Guidelines will be sent to accepted applicants prior to the festival dates.


  • Designated gallery exhibit space
  • 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! 

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

Questions? Jonathan Moriarty, IGDA Baltimore Chair (email).


We want to hear from you!

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; please allow ample time and plan your parking in advance.*

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