| Jul 18, 2012
| 11:50 AM
A juke joint, a national park and a health spa for cars — all located within about five blocks of one another. For three days beginning Friday, a stretch of North Charles Street will be transformed into what just might be the coolest stretch of...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 7:29 PM
It's 3:37 p.m., and 2-year-old Hattie's right leg is covered in melted SpongeBob SquarePants. She came by the cartoon-shaped ice cream less than 10 minutes before at a roving stand near the intersection of Mount Royal and Lafayette avenues.
| Jul 18, 2012
| 11:59 AM
As cool as Artscape's Roadside Attractions corridor sounds, it's far from all Baltimore's free arts festival has to offer for 2012. Here are six more reasons not to stay home this weekend:
Music, music, music R&B singer Brian McKnight headlines the...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Artscape kicked off its lineup of headlining acts with Fantasia Barrino, an R&B singer who found fame and a solid fan base on the third season of popular show “American Idol.”
Barrino kept her set-up simple; rather than trick out the stage...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 6:27 AM
Today, it's hard to imagine Baltimore without Artscape, the city's annual outdoor festival of the arts that begins Friday. In the three decades since its founding, the great gathering in the heart of midtown's arts district has become part of the warp and...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 9:37 AM
When Robert Marbury was 19 years old, he necked with Ricki Lake on camera. At age 29, he spent a year sailing in Indonesia, where he says his ship was attacked by pirates.
Four years later, he was one of the three co-founders of the Minnesota Association...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 6:21 AM
A half-dozen artists, ranging from a sculptor specializing in what he calls "tombstones for a cemetery that has turned carnival" to a photographer focusing on abandoned spaces and objects, have been announced as finalists for this year's $30,000 Janet &...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 7:07 PM
Matthew Porterfield, the filmmaker behind "Putty Hill" and "Hamilton," was named the winner of the sixth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize on Saturday.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Twelve area bands, specializing in styles ranging from reggae to hip-hop, will be playing Artscape 2012, The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announced Monday.
The winnings bands are 7IghQ and Bumpin Uglies (reggae), Brooks Long (blues),...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:47 AM
For the past seven years, Darnella Parks and her entire family — from toddler nieces to her 84-year-old grandmother — have attended Artscape. They come for the crafts, the food and, most of all, the live entertainment.
But this year, the 33-...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:24 PM
R&B artist Brian McKnight, rockers Clutch and funksters the Rebirth Brass Band will headline this year's Artscape festival, set for July 20-22.
The performance lineup, along with other details of the three-day festival that attracts about 350,000...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 5:02 PM
A Washington, D.C., artist who works in multiple media was awarded the 2012 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize — a $30,000 purse — at a ceremony Saturday evening at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Renee Stout, whose painting, drawing,...