The Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Baltimore County Arts Guild present the return of the inaugural Arts & Drafts Festival. The three-day, free summer music and art event celebrates the Baltimore County art community with live music, visual artist vendors, hands-on art activities and specialty beer releases.

The fun kicks off Friday, June 24, with a concert featuring Sweet Leda and Lower Case Blues, from 6 to 10 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday guests can enjoy and purchase art from over 60 regional artists specializing in pottery, woodworking, stained glass, acrylic and watercolor painting, mixed media and more. This interactive, visually-engaging exhibition serves as a marketplace for unique, curated pieces. In addition to visual art, local musicians will be taking to the festival stage with live performances continually throughout the day. The full list of participating visual artists and live music performers at the Festival Stage can be found here.

WHEN: Friday, June 24 from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

WHERE: 5001 Washington Boulevard, Halethorpe, MD 21227

HOW: This is a free event open to all. (No tickets or registration)

WHO: More than 60 of the region’s best artists. All children must be accompanied at all times by an adult of legal drinking age.

About the Baltimore County Arts Guild

As the managing entity of the Baltimore County Arts & Entertainment Districts, the nonprofit Baltimore County Arts Guild shapes communities through the transformative power of art. In addition to community-based creative projects, the Guild provides arts experiences through concerts, exhibits and programs at its newly acquired arts center, the Clubhouse, in Catonsville. In the truest sense of a guild, the organization continues its decade-long mission to support local artists by providing affordable studio space in a nurturing environment.

About Guinness

The Guinness brand was established in 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin.  Brewed using four main ingredients, water, barley (malted & roasted), hops and yeast, Guinness is the world’s most popular stout brand. The iconic beer is brewed in 49 countries worldwide and sold in over 150 with almost 9 million glasses of Guinness beers enjoyed every day around the world.  The most GUINNESS is sold in Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Nigeria and Cameroon. More information can be found at

About Diageo Beer Company

Diageo Beer Company USA (formerly Diageo-Guinness USA) is the U.S. beer and flavored malt beverage business of Diageo. Brands within Diageo Beer Company include the iconic Guinness, Harp, Smithwick’s and Smirnoff ICE.

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