Last Saturday, I attended the Baltimore Artscape festival. What is Artscape? Here’s a description from their website:
The largest free public arts festival in the country, Artscape features 150+ artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on four outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, fashion, film, experimental music and performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and multiple street theater locations; and a delicious, international menu of food and beverages that is available throughout the festival site.
This being entirely up my alley, I had to attend and I ended up having an absolute blast. Of course, I had to take the opportunity to design a fun outfit, so I fashioned a new version of my “hands-bra,” some huge sunglasses, my butterfly wings, and a variety of other fun fashion accessories.
My outfit turned out to be way more of a success than I had imagined. Literally over a hundred people requested to have my photo taken with them (including police officers and Mormons!). In fact, it became so over the top that Micah ended up making his own collection of photos of people taking my photos! You can view them on his Flickr here.
Since he was so busy taking photos of people taking photos of me, I don’t have as many pics of me and my friends, but he did manage to get a few fun shots.
I can’t wait for next year’s Artscape!