Would it be cool if this ferris wheel was outside Penn Station everyday?!
World's largest John Waters.
The new Station North Stage
Some highlights that I enjoyed—although I did not by any means see everything!—included the always-entertaining Baltimore Rock Opera Society, founded by and starring fellow Goucher graduates; the new Station North Stage, extending the festival all the way up to North Avenue; the (much) larger-than-life head of John Waters; the awesome shipping-pallet installation by Morgan State students; free films at the Charles; and of course, festival food. I thought the theme of “Roadside Attractions” was clever and really gave the Art Cars an opportunity to shine!
I have volunteered for the past few years but after always walking away utterly exhausted, I decided to just enjoy it as a spectator this year. BOPA, their many partner organizations, and all of the volunteers who make it happen deserve a big thank you. What a huge task it must be to organize—they do a brilliant job!
Speaking of art: have you heard about Open Walls Baltimore, the initiative that's been painting all of those colorful murals around Station North? I'm a big fan of this one on the side of a parking garage, but the whole project is wonderful in my book!
Here’s to Artscape 2013!