Artscape 2012


Photo by Philip Laubner

And just like that, Artscape is over.

Though the weekend started rainy and wet, by Sunday, the crowds were out in the masses, and America’s Largest Free Arts Festival was booming.

What Weekly photographers Philip Laubner, Theresa Keil and Larry Cohen were on hand throughout the weekend to capture the magic and madness of the event.

For your viewing pleasure, we have divided the photos up into groups: Roadside Attractions, National Park, The Art Cars, The Music, and The People.

If you were there, please take a  moment to reminisce about the crazy weekend. If you were not able to make it, take the opportunity to see what you missed. and don’t forget to mark your calendars for next year.


Photo by Theresa Keil

Roadside Attractions

Steeped in American history, roadside attractions were popularized in the 1940s-60s, designed to attract travelers to stop while en route to other destinations. These unusual and appealing attractions can still be found all over the country and are often characterized by oversized sculptural works, novelty architecture and surprising exhibits.

The Roadside Attractions corridor at Artscape included clusters of outdoor art exhibits, interactive performances, road signs, billboards, music and theme-oriented destinations.

 


Baltimore Rock Opera Society Presents Monster World – Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Philip Laubner


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Philip Laubner


Photo by Theresa Keil

The BROS attack the Man/Woman Sculpture at Penn Station – Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore


HOUSEBOAT by artists Tommy Doyle and Will Pierce – Photo by Theresa Keil

National Park

What do you do when you have a giant parking lot on a road that’s closed for a weekend? You turn it into a temporary museum of interactive art. National Park was located just across from the Charles Theatre and included work by What Weekly Favorite Robert Marbury, along with Lauré Drogoul, Baltimore Free School, and other!


Alex Hewitt in front of Lauré Drogoul’s Sculpture – Photo by Philip Laubner


Robert Marbury installing his giant Yeti – Photos by Philip Laubner


Robert Marbury in front of his giant Yeti – Photo by Philip Laubner


Be The Yeti! - Photos by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Philip Laubner


Make people think you were somewhere else – Photo by Theresa Keil


Baltimore free School – Photo by Philip Laubner


The Music


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Clutch – Photo by Philip Laubner


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil

The Art Cars

Art cars are always fun, but as it turns out, their makers and owners are even MORE fun! With Charles Street lined with strange and unusual automobiles, these cars were a must see!


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Regular What Weekly contributor Daniel Stuelpnagel in front if his first ever Art Car! – Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore


Banana Car – Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil

The People

With over 1/4 million people in attendance, its hard to deny that perhaps Baltimore has no better time to people watch than Artscape weekend. Enjoy these samples of the curious folks we encountered!

Jim Lucio, the King of Artscape – Photo by Larry Cohen – I Shot Baltimore


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore


Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore


Photo by Philip Laubner


Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore


Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore


Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore


Downtown Kevin Brown and friend outside Station North Arts Cafe - Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore


Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore


Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Theresa Keil


Photo by Larry Cohen - I Shot Baltimore

David London

David is a writer and artist in the MD/DC/VA area. He runs the Circus of Wonders and performs surreal magic shows all over the country.

Theresa Keil

Theresa is a freelance photographer based in Baltimore

Philip Laubner

Philip is a writer and portrait photographer based in Baltimore.

Larry Cohen

Larry is a freelance photographer based in Baltimore.

  • Daniel Van Allen

    Lovely images,though there were a couple of errors in the text.
    Can you please change the caption to Phillip Laubner’s photo titled “Alex Hewit in front of Dan Van Allen Sculpture” to read “Lauré Drogoul’s Sculpture”?
    I was only helping Lauré .Also above the image in the article “National Park” her name should be substituted  for mine (I technically did not have work in that show)
    Thank you and keep up the wonderful work.
    Daniel Van Allen