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Artscape: Celebrating 32 Years of Art

The largest free arts festival in the country will continue this weekend.

New York artists Amy Mathis and Mike Berlant from the Wild Torus Performance Installation Collaboration attract the attention of passersby on July 19, 2013. Credit: Sonia Su.
New York artists Amy Mathis and Mike Berlant from the Wild Torus Performance Installation Collaboration attract the attention of passersby on July 19, 2013. Credit: Sonia Su.
For the next three days, more than 350,000 people will attend America's largest free arts festival -- Artscape in Baltimore.

More than 150 fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople will showcase exhibitions, outdoor sculptures, art cars and more, while attendees can enjoy live concerts, food demonstrations and more entertainment across 13 city blocks, according to the event website.

Stationed along the "No Passport Required" exhibition on Charles Street, multidisciplinary artist Hoesy Corona says he has been working on what he calls the "Monument to the Alien" for the past couple months, and collecting relics from his performances for the past year.

Further down North Charles Street on the 1700 block, Steve Heller of Boiceville, NY, showcases his art car called Cro-Magnum at the 20th Art Car Show, with the 4th annual Crazy Ray's Art Car Lounge. This year's show features 22 art cars, he says.

Plan your visit to Artscape this weekend by checking out the program.

View a video and photos above from day one of the three-day festival.
Sean Tully July 19, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Artscape is fun but there is just way too much "Baltimore art". I don't consider toilets with flowers growing out of them or grass covered Cadillac's as art.

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