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Artscape 2010 in Baltimore by Mark Johnson

mark johnson baltimore attractionsArtscape in Baltimore touts is “America’s biggest free public arts festival.” The weekend brings nationally known groups, the most effective food vendors (with loads of beverage, of course) from through the entire city, along with a group of art and artists that’s second to none.

Mount Royal, the city’s cultural district, may be the setting for Artscape, that will attract 350,000 visitors from all around the state every year. For those who have already been, you will end up straight back, and in case you have not ever gone, place Artscape in Baltimore in your calendar. It really is never to be missed.


Three days of back to back music may be the highlight of Artscape. There’s a complete program of different kinds of music on a few periods, which contains a jazz competition, the BSO, Billie Holiday Tribute Concert, theatre and opera.

Baltimore’s Artscape celebrates the arts

Getting There

The State Center Metro Subway Station is open until midnight, a week per week, and is only steps from the festival. The closest MTA Bus lines to Artscape would be the Nos. 3, 11, 13, 14 (Sunday only), 19, 21, 27 and 64. The Light Rail stop at University of Baltimore/Mt. Royal Avenue is in the centre of Artscape activities, as well as the Cultural Center stop on Howard Street is next to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Light-rail begins service at 6 a.m. on Friday, 7 on Saturday, and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Some stops might have early in the day service, therefore check the schedule for actual times for your own boarding place. Light-rail operates until 11pm MondaySaturday and the last trains will leave Artscape at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 18.

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With thousands and tens of thousands of visitors, locating Artscape could be daunting. Your best choice would be to take MTA, a cab, or that a lot of traditional of transport modes: walking. Parking on roads within the place generally is barbarous, and so my advice would be to leave the vehicle at home, garages fill up fast.