Worth the Trip to Artscape • free

Event Date: 
July 19, 2013 - 12:00pm - July 21, 2013 - 8:00pm

America’s largest free arts festival, the 32-year-old Baltimore Artscape, attracts over 350,000 art lovers to see local art, theater, opera, fashion, film and American music. Performers step on multiple stages to offer music from pop to opera to local bands. Explore the festival’s DIY craft exhibitors. Families find hands-on projects and workshops teaching basic art techniques at the Target Make It center. Gamers delight at Gamescape, an exhibit of the creativity behind videogame design. Browse arts to buy, hear vocalists compete in the Cab Calloway and Ella Fitzgerald vocal competitions and see large exhibits of public art. Laugh until it hurts at LOL@Artscape, where up-and-coming comedians see if they have the right jokes. FSa noon-10pm; Su noon-8pm at 1200 block of Mt. Royal Ave. & 600 block of Charles St., Baltimore:

877-BALTIMORE; www.artscape.org.