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Artscape 2011: Map, highlights, FAQ

This free festival, which takes place on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street, is one of America's largest celebration of the arts. Expect tons of arts and crafts, dozens of live music performances and several other performing and visual arts events. 2011 headliners include Fantasia, G Love and Matisyahu.

  • Friday, July 15: noon - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 16: noon - 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 17: noon - 8 p.m.

Map and festival highlights

Stages

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Transit

1 = University of Baltimore/Mt. Royal Avenue Light Rail Stop

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2 = Cultural center Light Rail Stop

3 = State Center Metro Subway Station

WELLS FARGO MAIN STAGE

Friday

6:30 p.m.

Miguel,

R&B/hip-hop

8:30 p.m.

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Fantasia,

R&B

Saturday

2 p.m.

8 Ohms,

funk

3:30 p.m.

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Carolyn Malachi,

jazz/soul

5 p.m.

Nikka Costa,

funk/rock

6:30 p.m.

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Southern Culture on the Skids,

rock/surf

8 p.m.

G Love & Special Sauce,

blues/roots

Sunday

Noon

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The Jon Bailey Band,

ska/roots

1:30 p.m.

The Players Band,

ska

3 p.m.

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Can't Hang,

reggae/rock

4:30 p.m.

Pietasters,

ska

6:30 p.m.

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Matisyahu,

reggae/hip-hop

FESTIVAL STAGE

Friday

12:30 p.m.

Mosno Al-Moseeki,

world

2 p.m.

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James Murphy,

gospel

5 p.m.

E Major,

hip-hop

6:30 p.m.

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The Superland Stage Band,

funk

8 p.m.

Telesma,

psychedelic groove

Saturday

1 p.m.

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Unity Reggae Band,

reggae

2:30 p.m.

Pompeii Graffiti,

pop

4 p.m.

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The Kings of Crownsville,

R&B/jazz

5:30 p.m.

The Rise Band Show,

R&B

7 p.m.

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Andy Poxon,

blues

8:30 p.m.

The Crawdaddies,

roots rock/zydeco

Sunday

1 p.m.

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Orch Kids,

classical/variety

2:30 p.m.

The Band Belief,

pop/hip-hop

4:30 p.m.

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Larry Brown Quartet,

jazz

6:30 p.m.

Big Daddy Stallings,

R&B/contemporary jazz

URBANITE STAGE

Friday

Noon

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Baltimore City Public Schools Showcase,

variety

6 p.m.

The Corporates Contemporary,

jazz

7:30 p.m.

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Matt Wigler,

blues

9 p.m

Lee Pearson,

jazz

Saturday

1:30 p.m.

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Alex Jay,

soul/jazz

3 p.m.

Bottle of Blues,

blues

4:30 p.m.

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Eric Byrd Trio,

jazz

6 p.m.

Turn Around Norman,

jazz

7:30 p. m.

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Love Craft,

jazz

9 p.m.

Kevin Driscoll,

blues

Sunday

1 p.m.

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Time Out,

jazz

2:30 p.m.

Dockta D & the Infirmary,

blues

4 p.m.

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Community Groove,

jazz

5:30 p.m.

The Idle Americans,

blues

7 p.m.

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Tom Williams Quintet,

jazz

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GAMESCAPE

Come play some state-of-the-art video games and meet the local artists and creators behind them.

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STREET THEATER

A steady stream of street performers -- everything from speed painters and magicians to jugglers and an urban circus -- will be wowing crowds from the steps of MICA's main building.

RABBIT HOLE ART EXHIBIT

New this year, Pearlstone Park, near Cathedral and Preston streets, gets turned into an outdoor sculpture garden and fantasy environment. Highlights include an exhibition of miniature playhouses called Wonderland Estates, a Mini Prix for kids to race pedal-powered cars and a giant picnic table. Organizers say this might be the best picnicking spot at Artscape.

JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL

The Meyerhoff will play host to a free concert by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at 2 p.m. Saturday, featuring the music of Mozart, Vaughan Williams and Haydn. On Sunday, the acrobatic freneticism of the Brian Sanders' Junk acrobatic dance troupe will present shows at noon, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets required.

HIGH ZERO WORLDS IN COLLUSION

High Zero Foundation presents three days of mind-bending performances by Baltimore artists, including the traditional, the experimental and the just-plain-strange, with a new performance every hour from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, noon-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets required.

1982 ART EXHIBIT

Music, art, fashion and installations transport visitors to the Charles Street Bridge back in time 30 years. Get a makeover, learn breakdancing and try your hand at some '80s power ballads through the magic of karaoke.

ART CARS AND ART CARS LOUNGE

The Art Car Lounge features seating made from recycled car parts. A parade of gloriously decorated (and undeniably funky) art cars begins its procession into Artscape at noon Saturday, beginning at of North and Mount Royal avenues and winding its way through to Station North.

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FAQ

Is all this really free?

Yes.

Location:

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Held along Mount Royal Avenue from North Avenue toSt. Paul Street. Additional attractions alongCharles Street. The festival is held outdoors in tents and inside the neighborhood's premier exhibition spaces and performing arts venues.

Bathrooms:

Temporary bathrooms and hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the festival grounds. Accessible bathrooms are available at each location.

Tickets:

Festival-goers may reserve tickets in advance on Artscape.org, or pick them up at Guests Services inside the Patricia and Arthur Model Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Opera House.

First aid:

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Basic first aid services will be available at Guest Services (located Inside the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric). Guest Services staff will also have radio contact to on-site medics. Medical emergencies should be directed to 911.

Pets:

Sorry, leave them at home.

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