Artscape

The area's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site...read more

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2019 Sondheim Winner: Akea Brionne Brown

2019 Sondheim Winner: Akea Brionne Brown

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces Akea Brionne Brown as the winner of 14th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

Finalists exhibit at the Walters Art Museum, located at 600 N. Charles St., on Saturday, June 15–Sunday, August 11, 2019. The exhibition and ceremony are free open to the public. The 2019 jurors were Laylah Ali, Regine Basha and William Powhida.

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Artscape 2019 Festival Schedule

Artscape 2019 Festival Schedule

The 38th annual Artscape is headlined by R&B vocal group SWV (also known as Sisters With Voices) on Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm, James Brown Dance Party featuring Fred Thomas of James Brown’s Band with special guests on Saturday, July 20 at 7:30pm, 80s icon ska band English Beat on Sunday, July 21 at 5:30pm and the world premiere of Squonk’s brand new show “Hand to Hand,” with performances throughout the weekend.

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Artscape 2019 Theme: Discover

Artscape 2019 Theme: Discover

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on “Artscape Saturday”—July 20—the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) has announced the festival’s 2019 theme is Discover. Explore the festival’s exciting array of delightfully unexpected and out-of-this-world experiences.

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New for 2019

New for 2019

As the city’s arts council, events center and film office, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city. At Artscape, BOPA highlights artistic opportunities in four core pillars: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts and Culinary Arts. There is truly something for everyone to discover at Artscape!

Image Credit: Choose Your Own Adventure by Becky Borland and Graham Coriel-Allen