The Baltimore Youth Media Showcase is a celebration of student-produced film and video works from youth producers in and around the greater Baltimore area, representing academic and extra-curricular programs from:
Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore School for the Arts
Baltimore Youth Film Arts
The Griot’s Eye Program
Media Rhythm Institute
New Lens Productions
Root Branch Film Academy
Park School of Baltimore
Wide Angle Youth Media
The showcase will take place in the SNF Parkway’s main historic auditorium and will be FREE and open to the public! Bring your friends, family, and schoolmates to enjoy short films, PSAs, music videos, documentaries, animations and more, all created by Baltimore-area students!
Character Study Shorts
Four of our BSA Student films will be screened as part of Friday’s Youth Day at the Parkway!
8. Department of Beauty Maintenance: Trash-Scape
Location: Charles Street Bridge North of Penn Station
Artist: Thick Air Studios- from Detroit, Thick Air did DEAR BALTIMORE at the first Light City
The Department of Beauty Maintenance (DBM) is a performative sidewalk cleaning service that promotes sustainable behavior and civic engagement. Part street performance and part service company, DBM WALKS the streets as a well-equipped troupe of sharply dressed superheroes engaging with the public with a goal of changing perception around littering and picking up trash. Throughout the festival the DBM employees will work with festival-goers to construct Trash-scape a street performance evolving over the course of the Artscape weekend. By shaping and erasing a changing sculpture of recyclable material. As materials accumulate, the sculpture will shift and grow within a large contained area of Charles Street Bridge.
9. The University of Baltimore Presents Gamescape at Artscape
Location: H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, 1415 Maryland Ave
Gamescape is open from 11 to 9 Friday and Saturday and then 11 to 8 on Sunday.
Do you love video games? Or – does your child?? Do you like air conditioning and/or do you want to inspire your child to grow up and make lots of money designing video games?
The University of Baltimore Presents Gamescape at Artscape is a high-quality program showcasing video games and the creative people who make them. Visitors can browse and interact with selected video games from local and national video game developers, as well as a few classic consoles. Organized by Pure Bang Games and MAGFest, Gamescape is sure to delight with over a dozen games in our air conditioned space!
Official text: Love the games showcased at Gamescape? Become a pro at creating them. More than 100 companies in the Baltimore-Washington area are involved in interactive development. In the University of Baltimore’s B.S. in Simulation and Game Design program, you’ll gain the hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge necessary to take your career in the multi-billion dollar gaming industry to the next level.
10. Screen Station (Artist: Baltimore Youth Arts)
Location: 1700 Charles Street, west side of the street
Printmaking has been a medium for advocacy, protest and resistance to people fighting against oppression throughout history.
Baltimore Youth Arts wants to share the skill of screen printing with the festival-goers of Artscape as an accessible art making process while also spreading the message from BYA youth to the larger community. The Screen Station will provide a free public screen printing station where visitors to Artscape will learn to use silkscreens and inks to print messages related to youth advocacy, justice, and the justice system. Paper and fabric will be provided and festival attendees are encouraged to bring their blank materials to print on.
Honorable Mentions (We couldn’t resist)::
Elemental Progression (Artist: String Theory Theater/Dirk Joseph)
Location: Mobile and roaming a long Charles Street.
Four large, festival scale puppets will start in separate corners of the Charles Street corridor and slowly make their way to each other and interact at meeting spaces along the street. As the puppets wave their way through the crowd to meet up with each other they will engage in a communal exchange of coordinated movement and dance here smaller puppets will emerge to encircle and respond to the various elements. Puppets will pass through and interact with the crowd and scheduled times throughout the weekend.
Leavings (Artist: Nariko Marvit-Suyemoto)
Location: Charles Street Near Penn Station
Leavings is comprised of large scale sculptures of often found left behind or single use objects. . That festival goers can spend time with, stand next to, selfie against, sit upon, and consider themselves in scale with. The sculptures are made of cardboard and papier-mache, painted and coated with poly acrylic
KIDS CAPE! Hands-on activities for children and their families!
Location: Pearlstone Park, adjacent to Cathedral and Preston streets
Featuring Interactive Dance with Dance & Bemore’s FazaFam, Believe in Music, and more!
Kidscape will also feature The Y.A.T.T.A.S. (Young Artists Training to Achieve Success) Performing Arts Program, directed by Kenyatta Hardison, the Cardinal Shehan Performing Arts Director. Youth will teach Inspirational Show Tunes with choreography and singing featuring excerpts from hits like “This Is Me” from the Greatest Show and “Dancing in the Streets” from Motown. Youth attendees will have the opportunity to perform to a track or acappella. Visit them in the Y.A.T.T.A.S. Performing Arts Music Room tent in Pearlstone Park from 11:00am-5:00pm.
Media Rhythm Institute joins us for two workshops:
Channel Me Media workshop enhances reading literacy and math skills while encouraging entrepreneurial thinking and empowering youth to expand their knowledge of the media industry through research and documentary projects. Our goal for Artscape youth is to inspire young people to explore careers in multimedia and improve their quality of life by offering exposure to positive opportunities to learn about how to take photos, podcasting, learn interviewing techniques and explore the many career paths that exist within the multimedia industry. These classes will be facilitated by our youth in Channel Me Media.
Bmore than Dance workshop is an interactive session with high intensity and fast paced music. Dance instructors break down the basic maneuvers of Baltimore Club; Cherry Hill, Spongebob, power step, crazy leg, heel toe & kick outs. You will also learn how to incorporate all these moves in single routine.
Join us at the Kidscape Performance Space! In the heart of Pearlstone Park, the performance space is an interactive platform with demonstrations and performances, featuring education and entertainment, with programming from a wide range of organizations.