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Historic Art Outside – Free Art Festival in Druid Hill Park

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From the Art Outside Website:

Back by popular demand, Art Outside recaptures the spirit of the historic outdoor festival that was held on Sundays around the Druid Hill Reservoir during the 1950s and 1960s connecting communities and local artisans.

This day-long arts festival on Sunday, May 18, 2014, will feature Maryland artists showing and selling their artwork, a Maryland Distinguished Artist Gallery, performing arts from Baltimore area schools and arts organizations, strolling entertainment, children’s arts & crafts, some of Baltimore’s best Food Trucks, lots of free parking and more. Art Outside will be held rain or shine.

 

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Save the Date for Art Outside – Free Art Festival in Druid Hill Park

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From the Art Outside Website:

Back by popular demand, Art Outside recaptures the spirit of the historic outdoor festival that was held on Sundays around the Druid Hill Reservoir during the 1950s and 1960s connecting communities and local artisans.

This day-long arts festival on Sunday, May 18, 2014, will feature Maryland artists showing and selling their artwork, a Maryland Distinguished Artist Gallery, performing arts from Baltimore area schools and arts organizations, strolling entertainment, children’s arts & crafts, some of Baltimore’s best Food Trucks, lots of free parking and more. Art Outside will be held rain or shine.

 

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Baltimore Folk Festival at Final Fridays in Station North

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This month, Final Fridays in Station North will be overtaken by the Baltimore Folk Festival.  The event is part of the city’s Free Fall Baltimore program, sponsored by the Baltimore Office Promotion of the Arts (BOPA).  The Signal on WYPR described the festival as a celebration of influences from all styles of music, focusing on folk music’s versatility of music and instruments, nothing how pivotal it is that we all realize music can be created from anything.  Folk music, they note, is music “of the folks.”  Of the people.

There are performances throughout Station North, from the area in front of the beloved/hated Man-Woman statue at Penn Station, to The Windup Space, to Joe Squared.  Entrance into the Windup Space is $8, all other performances are free.

The Baltimore Folk Festival will also be hosting this year’s Folk Yeah Flannel Off.  From their site:
“[Come] flaunt your folk for 1st, 2nd and 3rd PRIZES provided by the fine folks at hoodSCAPE. Register anytime before 9PM at The Windup Space! We can’t wait to check out your Buffalo Check, take in your Tartans, and see you get badass in your Madras.”

Take a break from your Halloween festivities for a night, and enjoy Flying Dog’s finest brews while enjoying some music “for the people.”  Baltimore is brimming with talent, and it’s good for the community and the soul to immerse yourself in that talent, whenever possible.

Where:
Station North

When:
Friday, 6pm

What:
Folk Music Festival

Why:
Music, beer, local talent, and far from the Fells Point and Fed Hill Halloween scene.

Artscape Scrapbook (Green Leg Warmers, Surreal Skies, Dollhouse Furniture)

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This girl wore leg warmers, hand warmers, hoodie, and fishnet tights on an overcast and misty afternoon that almost welcomed such outrageously layered coverage. (Cool backpack; great skirt.)

“Image Bank” by Susan Eder and Craig Dennis

I loved the chance to take a stroll inside MICA’s Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries and survey the brilliant array of Sondheim semifinalists’ work. Above, “Image Bank” is a magical view of actual cloud formations. See the heart, see the arrow, the buffalo, the seahorse, the human dog, the dragon-swan, the unicorn skeleton… Well, what do you see?

REALLY? Fantasia to Headline Artscape

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We’re rather astonished to report that Fantasia, “American Idol” winner from way back in season three, has been named Artscape’s opening night headliner, slated to perform on the Wells Fargo Main Stage, July 15—at 8 p.m., in case you want to attend…or avoid. 

Come on, couldn’t Artscape find someone cooler to kick off the muggy and crowded arts-and-crafts carnival? We know the producers must necessarily strive to please families and young people alike, without offending batik-clad midlifers, but Ms. Barrino marks an all-time dorky low.

Last year, jam-band-y blues rockers Gov’t Mule headlined; in 2009 uber-ironic Cake—not our favorite groups these days, but each has an edge, to match their dance-able sound. This year the torch is passed to…tear-jerking Fantasia?

Sure, she sings like a pro, that’s not the issue. She played Celie in “The Color Purple” on Broadway; she sang “Summertime” so well on “Idol” that sour Simon Cowell called hers the best performance in the history of the show. But we’re over Fantasia! Everyone we know is over Fantasia. Bottom line: She reminds us of “Idol,” of dated water-cooler chatter and TV dinners gone by, and always will.

In less dreary headliner news: G. Love and Special Sauce play Saturday night at 8. At least, they remind us of “cold beverages.” Coolest and freshest act of all, Matisyahu, a Hassidic Jew critically acclaimed for blending rap and reggae, performs Sunday at 6:30.

Forty musical acts, local and national, are set to play through the weekend, so check the schedule for more details—and cross your fingers you pick a lucky set.

Artscape, the largest free arts festival in the country, showcases dozens and dozens of artists, many quite strong, and attracts more than 350,000 visitors each summer. Far fewer than “American Idol” draws—see, we’re still thinking about the damn talent show—but in many ways it’s worth the hard-to-park, people-packed grief to get to the striking visual experience.

Which band or solo artist would you most like to see headline Artscape next year? Who would be the worst possible choice, in your opinion?

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