Arts & Drafts Summer Music & Arts Festival
Friday, August 20 – Sunday, August 22
presented by Baltimore County Arts Guild
The Baltimore County Arts Guild presents the first Arts & Drafts Summer Music & Arts Festival on Friday, August 20 through Sunday August 22nd. The Guild is thrilled to officially partner with The Guinness Open Gate Brewery who will host the outdoor festival. A ticketed concert will kick off the weekend-long event at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 20th featuring Cris Jacobs and Kelly Bell Band. The Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday where guests are invited to experience more than 60 visual artists from the Baltimore area displaying and selling art work, glass blowing and other artisan demonstrations, an interactive creativity zone and continuing live musical performances. On Saturday and Sunday, the family-friendly event is free and open to the public, guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
Baltimore County Arts Guild President, Barbara Cox says;
“We’re excited to sponsor this event and to introduce some very talented emerging and experienced artists to our festival visitors.”
Arts & Drafts Weekend Line-Up
Friday, August 20th, 7:30 p.m.: Kickoff concert featuring Cris Jacobs and Kelly Bell Band (doors open at 6:30pm). Tickets are required ($20) and can be purchased at www.artsanddraftsfestival.org.
Saturday, August 21st, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Free Music & Arts Festival
Sunday, August 22nd, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Free Music & Arts Festival
Live music all weekend long at the Festival Stage will feature: The Aaron Hill Trio, RED SAMMY, Carl Grubbs, Jr. Geraldine, Sweet Leda with Ron Holloway and American Idol finalist, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon.
Family-friendly creativity zone featuring:
A collaborative art project with the Baltimore County Arts Guild
Take-home ‘maker kits’ by Baltimore County Public Library
Musical instrument ‘petting zoo’ with Bill’s Music
Demonstrations, ongoing throughout the weekend, include glass blowing, pottery and Zentangle ®