Hands-on activities for children and their families!


Location: Pearlstone Park, adjacent to Cathedral and Preston streets

In honor of Artscape, the year of no theme, the entire family can enjoy limitless interactive crafts, demonstrations and performances at Kidscape. Festivalgoers can enjoy a number of arts programming such as:
  • The interactive instrument petting zoo with Baltimore School of Music
  • STEAM activities with Legos and robots with The University of Maryland Extension Baltimore City 4-H
  • Hands-on science demonstrations facilitated by CAPE Science Inc.
  • Activities illustrating the role of art and design in the life of a sailor with Historic Ships in Baltimore
  • Table-top craft activity with Port Discovery
  • Puppet making and the art of puppet theater with Betsy Kendrick Arts
  • Juggling and interactive hula hoops demonstration by Baltimore Hoop Love (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Face painting by Planet Awkward with an array of colorful design
New for 2018
Kidscape will also feature The Y.A.T.T.A.S. (Young Artists Training to Achieve Success) Performing Arts Program, directed by Kenyatta Hardison, the Cardinal Shehan Performing Arts Director. Youth will teach Inspirational Show Tunes with choreography and singing featuring excerpts from hits like “This Is Me” from the Greatest Show and “Dancing in the Streets” from Motown. Youth attendees will have the opportunity to perform to a track or acappella. Visit them in the Y.A.T.T.A.S. Performing Arts Music Room tent in Pearlstone Park from 11:00AM-5:00PM.

Kidscape Performance Space
Join us at the Kidscape Performance Space! In the heart of Pearlstone Park, the performance space is an interactive platform with demonstrations and performances, featuring education and entertainment, with programming from a wide range of organizations.


Friday, July 20 (Youth Day)
12:00pm - Believe in Music
1:00pm - Hippodrome Foundation presents “Freak Flag” Broadway Shrek Musical
2:00pm  - Y.A.T.T.A.S Performance Arts Program
3:00pm  - Contemporary Arts Inc. presents the SAX Camp Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, July 21
11:00am - Terry Marsh & The Music, Movement & ‘Magination
12:00pm - Dance & Bmore FazaFam Family Jam
1:00pm - Harvey & Sam Puppet Company “Off To The Races”
3:00pm - Y.A.T.T.A.S Performance Arts Program
4:00pm - Dance & Bmore FazaFam Family Jam

Sunday, July 22
11:00am - Magic with Liam Laugherty
1:00pm - Maryland Academy of Dance Ensemble
3:00pm - Y.A.T.T.A.S Performance Arts Program

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