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Art Outside Spotlight on Baltimore City Teacher, Turned Artist – Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper
Charles Cooper, a local Baltimore artist who creates urban art inspired by Baltimore City, its local architecture and music

Art Outside 3 returns to Druid Hill Park this Sunday, May 17 from 11 am to 5 pm. This year’s art festival will feature more than 100 artists from around the Maryland region. They will be a diverse group who reflect a wide array of influences and inspirations from around the region. Among them will be Charles Cooper, a local Baltimore artist who lives on Eutaw Street in Bolton Hill and creates urban art inspired by Baltimore City, its local architecture and music.

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Work by Baltimore Artist Charles Cooper

Formerly a Baltimore City schools teacher, Charles decided several years ago to resign from teaching and focus on art full time. The result has been the creation of a large portfolio of colorful, fun and unique prints representative of Charles’ outgoing personality and perspective on Baltimore life.

Art Outside 3 will be Charles’ second year participating in this annual arts event. According to Charles, Art Outside is his most favorite arts event of the year thanks to its intimacy and the opportunity to really engage with visitors to the festival as well as other participating artists. “There is a great energy that pervades Art Outside,” said Charles. “Last year I had the opportunity to interact with people from all over the country who seemed genuinely interested in art, collecting art and learning what inspired me to create my works. This grassroots event provides a wonderful opportunity to bring people together from all over the City for a beautiful day around the lake in Druid Hill Park.”

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Work by Baltimore Artist Charles Cooper

Art Outside on May 17



catch of the day fish (2)There are many, many ways for a community to come together. And there are just as many ways for us to celebrate our city. Now more than ever, it seems that Baltimore needs us to get out there and show our love for our city and our communities. And with the fantastic spring weather, and the amazing grass-roots organizing we’ve seen recently, this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the best that Baltimore has to offer. Druid Hill Park has long been beloved by Baltimoreans for its sprawling green hills, amazing views, and so much more. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Druid Hill Reservoir was the site of weekly outdoor festivals that brought the community together around a love of art, and of the park itself. And it’s in the spirit of these historic festivals that Art Outside was created. It’s a one-day festival the recreates the sense of creativity and community that made those historic gatherings so special.

Shawn Theron’s Art Truck Serves Fine Art at Art Outside May 18th


SOGH ART TRUCK MOCKUPWhat makes Art Outside such a fun and unique event is, among other things, the diverse collection of artists that will be at this day-long, free arts festival on Sunday, May 18 at Druid Hill Park. One of those artists is Shawn Theron who will be unveiling Baltimore’s first-ever Art Truck at Art Outside. Similar to a Food Truck, Shawn’s Art Truck serves fun and varied artwork instead of food. The truck enables Shawn to take his artwork on the road to a variety of different venues like Art Outside, open the doors and show his work instantly.

#6 – On the ART TRUCK! approx 4’ x 2’ $120

The Art Truck is designed to engage and invite his audience in for a closer look. Shawn hopes passers by step inside to see his art firsthand. Paintings hang on the walls of the truck, they are stacked in bins, and drape onto the outside of the truck, too, once he stops and parks at a location. The Art Truck is great news for Shawn’s followers, which are many. He has sold 15 thousand paintings and counting.

Shawn and his Art Truck will be at Art Outside at Druid Hill Park on Sunday, May 18. This day long, free arts festival has doubled in size since last year and will feature more than 80 artists, strolling performers and musical groups, an area for “hands-on” arts and crafts for children, Baltimore’s best food trucks, and more. The event will be held rain or shine and there is plenty of free parking.

For more information about Shawn Theron and his art truck, come to Art Outside or visit www.sogh.org. For more information about Art Outside, visit www.artoutsidemd.org.

Calling All Artists – We Want YOU!


From the sponsors:

Don’t Miss Out On This One-Day Only Outdoor Arts Festival

Art Outside returns to the Druid Hill Park Reservoir on Sunday, May 18. A showcase of Art and Artists from around Maryland, we invite you to submit your application to show and sell your artwork as we build on the success of the 2013 Art Outside event. Bringing the community together, this day-long celebration will also feature a Maryland Distinguished Artist Gallery, performing arts from Baltimore area schools, strolling entertainment, children’s arts & crafts, some of Baltimore’s best Food Trucks and more!sidebar

This juried arts event harkens back to the city’s annual outdoor art festival that was held on Sundays around the Druid Hill Reservoir during the 1950s and 1960s. Artists displayed their works, most of which were for sale. It created a unique opportunity to connect artists with the community. And now that same opportunity is open to you.  Click Here to register today.