The festival, the largest of its kind in the country, works with artists to showcase crankies from Baltimore and beyond! A crankie is basic in concept: it is a scroll that provides the visual narration to a story or song. Versions of the crankie have been around for hundreds of years, if not longer; their most recent iteration is directly linked to moving panoramas popular in the 19th Century. In recent years, artists have begun to embrace the intimacy of the format, creating multi-layered, immersive experiences for audiences.

Full lineup of artists and musicians to be announced in the coming weeks. All performances feature the same lineup of artists and musicians!

4 Shows! January 6th at 8pm, January 7th at 4 & 8pm, & January 8th at 2pm
Virtual Ticket available for January 7th at 8pm

Tickets on sale October 20, 2022

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