If it’s the hottest weekend of the summer, it must be ArtScape

ArtScape 2016 has been in the books for weeks now. What’s new and earth shattering about this year’s iteration of Baltimore’s long running signature event? Heat, rain, crowds, few if any arrests. Artscape weekend is when Baltimore settles in and celebrates what it is to be in Charm City. Every year there are new features, themes, different music performances, new art; Artscape is comfortably reliable. This is not meant as a criticism. Tourists can go back home and tell tales of Artscape, recommend it to friends, and not worry about disappointed expectations.

One feature of this year’s festival was all Maryland Food!

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The theme was Space. What a theme! This year not even the sky was the limit.

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Morgan State School of Architecture and Planning presented their way of looking at the solar system.

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The Hubble Space Telescope brought its own view of space.

 

Can’t wait for ArtScape 2017? It will be here and it won’t disappoint. In the mean time the Baltimore Book Festival is coming up at the end of next month.

Can you believe May is half over?

It seems as if it was just yesterday when I was wandering around Mt Vernon checking out the 2014 Flower Mart. It was a nice warm sunny day, and everyone was having a good afternoon. Now the month is a little more than half over.

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The music wasn’t exactly stellar, but the artists were enthusiastic and it lent to a festival atmosphere. Typical for Baltimore the festival was mostly about the vendors. Tell me what a quackapracter has to do with flowers? For me the highlight of the day was the classic cars.

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