UBalt Welcomes Artscape Back to Midtown
September 7, 2023
Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations
The University of Baltimore will welcome Artscape, the nation's largest public arts festival, to midtown Baltimore on Sept. 22-24. This is the first year for the festival since 2019.
Among Artscape's many highlights will be Kidscape, which will take place on UBalt's Gordon Plaza (corner of Mt. Royal Avenue and Maryland Avenue) on Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 11 a.m.
"Kidscape will be a haven of creativity and wonder for children aged 4 to 12," Artscape says on their website. "[T]he Kidscape Mainstage will come alive with captivating performances."
NOTE: This year, because of the timing and impact of Artscape, UBalt will move to the online environment for instruction and university services. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 21 through Monday, Sept. 25, the physical campus will be closed. The public will not be permitted to enter campus buildings; students, faculty and staff will not have access to UBalt facilities. Essential personnel will report as scheduled.
Various road closures will occur, resulting in potential traffic congestion as early as the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 19. Baltimore City Department of Transportation has posted a full list of traffic modifications, some of which will occur as early as Monday, Sept. 18. Public transportation, including buses, metro and light rail, will be available for free throughout the weekend. UBalt's shuttle bus service will be unavailable between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25. The normal shuttle service schedule will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
To support this information getting out in a timely manner, the campus text alert system will be activated; UBalt community members are encouraged to subscribe to this system.
Learn more about Artscape.