The Artscape Festival in Baltimore Maryland is America's largest free arts festival with over 350,000 in attendance. Taking place in Downtown Baltimore, Artscape features live entertainment, a full schedule of performing arts, hands-on projects, demonstrations, street performers and a variety of international fare.
General Directions to the Artscape Festival
The Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric is located at the center of the festival at 140 West Mt. Royal Avenue, 21201. This is a good address to enter for GPS navigation; however, keep in mind there are several road closures that take place the weekend of the event. You may want to navigate to any of the nearby parking garages.
From Annapolis, Washington, D.C. and the Baltimore Beltway
Take I-95 to the 395 expressway into Baltimore city. Pass the Baltimore Ravens Stadium on your left and bear to the right onto Conway Street. As you are now facing the Baltimore Inner Harbor with Oriole Park at Camden Yards behind you, make a left onto Charles Street. Follow Charles Street for 13 blocks northbound to the corner of Charles Street and Mt. Royal Avenue. The road is closed at Charles Street and Mt. Royal Avenue. The Artscape festival takes place on Mt. Royal Avenue, Cathedral Street and Charles Street.
From Pennsylvania, northern Baltimore county, etc.
Take 1-83S to the Jones Falls Expressway into Baltimore city, to the St. Paul Street exit. The Artscape festival is to the right on Mt. Royal Avenue (the Mt. Royal Avenue and Maryland Avenue JFX exits will be closed due to the festival). Make note that several road closures take place the weekend of the festival so it is best to navigate or find a nearby parking garage.
Other Methods of Transporation to the Artscape Festival
For longer distance travel, take Amtrak to the heart of Charm City. You can also take MTA transportation including the Light Rail, Bus system and Metro Subway. The Charm City Circulator (CCC) is a fast, FREE and fun way to travel around Baltimore. For more information to taking the Charm City Circulator to Artscape, check out their website here.