Artscape (Photos courtesy of BOPA)

(September 23, 2023) – The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), after consulting with the Mayor’s Office, the Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management and the Baltimore City Fire Department, has made the decision to resume Artscape on Sunday, September 24th, 2023. While rain is expected to continue throughout the day Sunday, winds are expected to reduce Sunday morning allowing for the continuation of this rain or shine event.

The festival hours for Sunday will be from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., allowing attendees to enjoy the vibrant arts and cultural experiences that Artscape has to offer. One of those opportunities includes a community concert by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which is making additional tickets available to the general public at no cost.

• Those interested in attending the performance at no cost may obtain tickets by visiting the BSO box office beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. Seating is general admission and on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees must have a ticket to attend the performance.

“The safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, artists, and attendees remain our utmos concern. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and take any necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all,” said Todd Yuhanick, interim CEO for BOPA. “We are excited to resume activities at noon, just one hour later than originally scheduled, which allows for the many vendors and volunteers to set up for a great final day of Artscape 2023.”

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About Artscape

Artscape is one of AMERICA’S LARGEST FREE arts festivals, rocking the cultural heart of Baltimore since 1982. It was designed as an Arts Fair and marketed Baltimore as a cultural hub.

The newly developed Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall was underway, and to draw community support and stimulate economic development and investment in the area, Artscape was born.