7-12-11: Party Like it’s 1982

July 12, 2011 at 8:05 am Leave a comment

Remember 1982?  It was the year Prince William was born; cyanide was found in Tylenol caplets, the Orioles’ Earl Weaver announced he was retiring, and “Eye of the Tiger” was the number one song.

It was also the year that the Baltimore Arts Festival moved from downtown to what’s now known as the Mount Royal cultural district and became Artscape.

This year, Artscape celebrates its 30th anniversary, and 1982 is the theme of the art that’s being displayed on the Charles Street Bridge.  Tom Hall talks about the evolution of the festival with Fred Lazarus,  president of MICA., who had the idea to move the festival uptown.  He also speaks with Bill Gilmore, the executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, which produces Artscape.

Headliners this year at Artscape include American Idol winner Fantasia, blues/roots artist G Love and Special Sauce, and on Sunday night, the reggae/hip hop artist Matisyahu. The festival runs from Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17.

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