Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Mount Royal Avenue | North Charles Street

Artscape, America's largest, free arts festival features continuous musical performances by local, regional and national talent on multiple outdoor stages, indoor and outdoor visual arts exhibitions, theater, opera, dance, street theater and special activities geared towards children. Artscape takes place Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, 2018 along Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street. Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

56 days until the event

2018 applications are now closed. Please check back after December 1, 2018 for 2019 opportunities. 

Artscape Youth Day
We’re not “kidding” around! Artscape’s opening day – Friday, July 20th – is Youth Day! Baltimore youth artists, makers, and performers – come join us this summer, and experience a variety of youth-focused programming, both performance and visual, indoor and outdoors), and support the creative and artistic talents of Baltimore’s youth!?

Horseshoe Casino Public Art Installation - Click here for Requests for Proposals 
The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is seeking an artist(s) to create original artwork for display at this year’s Artscape Festival 2018. Horseshoe Casino will be on site at Artscape in a 10’ x 20’ area space. Artists are asked to consider wide interpretations of this facility. This opportunity is open to emerging and established professional artists (preferred living in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area). Application submission packages should be emailed directly to both Ashley Molese and Minyanna Farmer at and respectively. Large files may be received via Dropbox or We Transfer. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 18 at 5pm. Click here to apply. 

In The Neighborhood
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. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018Click here to apply. 


Applications for emerging musicians/bands interested in performing at one of our 2018 festivals are now closed. If you are an emerging musician/band and are interested in applying to perform at one of our 2019 festivals, please visit here after May 15, 2018 to submit an application. 

The Sound Off Live! application is for emerging musicians/bands interested in performing at one of our three festivals (Light City, Artscape, and Baltimore Book Festival). Sound Off Live! is a special event, which takes place in October, where emerging musicians/bands selected from the application process perform live in front of a panel of judges, to possibly earn a performance spot (concert stage performances) in one of our three festivals for the following year.

Questions? Email

If you do not consider yourself an emerging musician/band and would like to be considered for Artscape, please email

More Information

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There are many opportunities to sponsor Artscape.

Request for Qualifications

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is no longer seeking quotes from equipment vendors for the 2017 festival season. Check back for the 2018 festival season. Please direct any questions to Tess Cooper at