Artscape: Art for the Masses

Artscape: Art for the Masses

Kimber Watson
Jul 16, 2009

Yes, it's that time of year again when Baltimore is all a buzz. Whether you live in Charm City or not, it shouldn't matter; this weekend is the ideal time for a visit. Heralded as "America's largest free art festival," this annual three-day event plays host to a slew of designers, sculptors, alt-crafters, and musicians...

DIY Section

If mentioning the word free isn't enough to grab your attention, then how about free concerts. No matter your musical preference, there is sure to be something here to please. Cake, Robin Thicke, Dionne Warwick, and Robert Randolph & the Family Band are just a few of the acts that will grace one of the stages (I counted at least 4 last year). Or maybe you like a little friendly competition. There's the Billie Holiday vocal competition (named after the Fells Point native), the Cab Calloway competition, and the Sew Me What You Got contest. The latter is the first-ever Project Runway-esque contest that ends with the finalist's designs strutting the catwalk. You can also find more than 150 visual arts exhibits, a DIY section, an organic food court, and the crowd-pleasing "art car" exhibit. For more information or to plan your visit, click here.

(Images: 1: Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, 2: kw, both via Baltimore Sun)

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