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The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) encourages everyone to ride MTA to the 33rd Annual Artscape Festival, spanning Baltimore’s Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods of Mt. Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill and Station North. The free three-day event will be held 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., July 18 and 19; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., July 20.

Public transit is the best option to get to Artscape while avoiding area traffic modifications, street closures and parking hassles:

Steps away from Artscape is the State Center Metro Station, open until midnight, seven days a week.

The Light Rail stop at University of Baltimore and Mount Royal Avenue is at the center of Artscape. Light Rail service runs from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11a.m. Sunday until one hour after the festival ends. Some stops may have earlier service so check the timetable at your boarding location for actual times.

New for 2014! MARC Train Weekend Service on the Penn Line will carry you directly to the center of Artscape.

The closest MTA Local Bus Lines to Artscape are Numbers 3, 11, 13, 19, 21, 27, 64 and 91.

Mobility service will operate on its regular schedule.