Thank you for your coverage of this past weekend's Art Outside festival — a real gem of an event for everyone in Baltimore ("Art Outside returns to Druid Hill Park," May 16). My wholehearted congratulations to Barbara Shapiro and her team who succeeded (for the second year in a row) to bring together a true cross section of the community through a festival that not only celebrated visual and performing arts but also another gem of ours, Druid Hill Park.
It was not lost on me, however, that many of the patrons of this event probably have not set foot in the park in many years — other than to come to this now-annual event or to visit The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Perhaps we can use the energy surrounding Art Outside to begin a region-wide discussion on how the park (and other beautiful spaces in the city) can attract greater numbers, and show one of the many positive aspects of Baltimore life.
David Golaner, Baltimore
The writer is executive director of the Edward A. Myerberg Center.
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