Ends on May 19, 2017

ARTSCAPE 2017: In the Neighborhood Application

The 36th annual Artscape, America's largest free arts festival, returns July 21-23, 2017. The festival's theme for 2017 is...

Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Artscape hours of operation are Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 11am-9pm, and Sunday, July 23 from 11am-8pm. Artscape After Hours returns Friday and Saturday nights, on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.


Artscape is now accepting applications from businesses and organizations in the Bolton Hill, Midtown and Station North Arts and Entertainment district who are offering a unique experience for festival-goers. 

Business Participation Ideas:

  • Art Exhibitions
  • Coupons/Discounts on Services/Goods
  • Food and/or Beverage Specials
  • Performances
  • Specialty Menus

Please Note: Participants should be self-contained; the festival will not provide any production elements.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 19, 2017.

Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance.

You will be notified if your application has been approved and accepted no later than Friday, May 26, 2017.


Have questions about applying to Artscape? Attend an Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.



Questions/Contact Information:
Should you have any questions, or need to brainstorm ideas of how you can get involved, please contact Tess Cooper, Festivals Coordinator (tcooper@promotionandarts.org).


In the Neighborhood is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA). Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion& The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

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