Artscape uses Baltimore City as its Canvas This Weekend-Films, Concerts and Art, Art, Art!!

17 Jul

artscape

July 17th, 2009–

One of the really cool things about summers here in Baltimore is anticipating Artscape here in the city. For a period of three days every summer in July, a multitude of artists performers and creative venues head into town, or come out of the surrounding woodwork, selling goods, putting on shows and exposing the community to the considerable talent at work right here in the local art scene. In addition, musical guests like Dionne Warwick, Robin Thicke, and in a move that caused my wife to freak out with joy, the quirky rock band Cake are part of this year’s line-up. The best part of all of this; save for the vendors–it’s all 100% free.

There are chinese acrobats, opera performances, electronica music, crafts, fine arts, food, and in keeping with the aim of this site….there’s a Charles Theatre Shorts Program running all weekend in connection with Artscape that will showcase local andvaried short films every 30 minutes in one of their theaters. Here’s the synopsis from the Artscape website(CLICK HERE) which you can access here for showtimes and various other information. You can check out The Charles Theatre’s website and other short film info HERE. And finally, consider taking public transportation or the light rail into the city because a number of streets will be blocked off.

The largest free public arts festival in the country, Artscape features 150+ artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, fashion, film, experimental music and performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and multiple street theater locations; and a delicious, international menu of food and beverages that is available throughout the festival site.

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Jen and I are heading down with friends tomorrow, and Im hoping to get in some short films and maybe some of Iggy’s pizza if theres room in between all the Cake.

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