2018: In The Neighborhood
The 37th annual
Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns July 20-22, 2018.
For 2018, Artscape is now accepting applications from businesses and organizations in the Bolton
Hill, Midtown and Station North Arts and Entertainment District neighborhoods,
who offer a unique experience for festival-goers. Experiences with an art hook
or visual/performing arts related content are strongly encouraged.
In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an
overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the
festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, we’re going back to the basics…ART and
celebrating Baltimore’s pop-up institution, Artscape. For “the year we didn’t
have a theme” we encourage artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for
what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right
here in the heart of Baltimore City.
Produced by the Baltimore Office of
Promotion & The Arts – the city’s arts council, events agency and film
office – Artscape is America’s largest free arts festivals, attracting 350,000+
attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion
designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including
exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, photography, Artscape Gallery Network and the
$25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on three
outdoor stages; a robust schedule of performing arts including dance, opera,
theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family
events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s
entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, Baltimore-proud menu of food
and beverage available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic
impact on Baltimore City is $28.5 million.
Artscape takes place rain or shine,
and is open from 11am-9pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and 11am-7pm
on Sunday, July 22. Artscape After Hours (Charles Street only, from Preston
Street to North Avenue) is open from 9-11pm on Friday, July 20 and Saturday,
July 21 nights.
and/or Beverage Specials
Please Note: Participants are required to be self-contained;
the festival will not provide any production elements.
The deadline for submissions is Friday,
June 1, 2018.
Submissions will be reviewed and accepted/declined
by Artscape staff.
Submitting an application does not
automatically imply acceptance.
If accepted into Artscape’s In The
Neighborhood program, you will be notified by June 15, 2018.
Questions? Contact Tess Cooper, Festivals
Coordinator (via email
or direct dial 443-263-4329).
In The Neighborhood is a program of
the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is produced
by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of the
Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.
Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as
Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing
large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore
Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs
and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more
vibrant and creative city.