The festival, running Friday-Sunday, offers some crazy-great new attractions this year
This weekend, Artscape (you know, just “America’s largest free art festival”) will bring an abundance of color and quirkiness to Baltimore for the 33rd year. The annual festival will entertain over 350,000 attendees with a slate of free performances, exhibits and activities. We’ve rounded up five of Artscape’s new must-see attractions— ranging from high-flying spectacles to a party game played on a giant pizza — so you can make the most of your festival experience.
Aerial Arts Arena
Up in the air (just a little aerial arts humor) about checking out this lineup of acrobats, dancers and more? Don’t be. Curated by Baltimore’s Daydreams + Nightmares Aerial (DNA) Theatre, the Aerial Arts Arena takes to the skies for a host of performances and visual eye candy. The schedule includes contemporary circus troupes, comedic magician Brian Kehoe, and a hybrid theatrical/dance/circus production entitled, appropriately enough, “Look Up.” “I’m most excited about the diversity that the schedule represents,” said Kel Millionie, artistic and general director of DNA Theatre. “The types and styles of aerial performance are exceptionally eclectic and very exciting.” Friday-Sunday, Charles and Preston streets.
A collection of games and activities along Charles Street, Field Day embodies the unorthodox creative spirit expected from Artscape. Participants can play a life-size board game, race down an extreme hopscotch course and play “Twister” on a giant pizza (For example: left hand, mushroom.)…