The Overlea ArtsFest is a family-friendly annual arts festival and juried art show designed to celebrate the visual & performing arts, and to promote the work of new and emerging local artists.

Artists of all genres and levels of experience are invited to submit their work to compete for prizes in up to nine different juried categories. Professional local singers, bands and dance groups from all over the greater Baltimore area entertain festival attendees. Community organizations such as Holt Park & Center for the Arts and the Rosedale Public Library provide a variety of “make-and-take” art activities for attendees of all ages. Food vendors are available with a great selection of foods, desserts and drinks. The broad range of artists, performers and kid-friendly activities have made the Overlea ArtsFest a vibrant and fun community event in Northeast Baltimore.

Overlea ArtsFest is made possible by sponsorships from Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan AssociationCarrabba’s Overlea and Weis Market in Nottingham, as well as generous donations from many dedicated art-loving residents of Overlea and beyond.

When & Where?

In 2021, the Overlea ArtsFest expands to a 3-day festival from August 6 through August 8th, as we begin a new partnership with Holt Park & Center for the Arts!

Friday, August 6th – 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Juried Art Show & Sale – at Holt Park & Center for the Arts, 34 Elmont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206

Saturday, August 7th – 11:00 am til 3:00 pm – Outdoor Activities & Performances – at Holt Park & Center for the Arts, 34 Elmont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206

Sunday August 8th – starting at 12:00 noon – Virtual Day on Facebook Live – watch the Overlea Film Festival semi-finalists, Juried Artist “Studio Tours”, and music performance “Studio Sessions” by June Star and the Kurt Deemer Band!

This year’s festivities can also be enjoyed on our website at, on our Facebook page and on Instagram@overleaartsfest.

How much is it?

It is FREE to attend the festival, partake in the activities and enjoy the performances. Artists are not charged a fee to submit their work for the juried show, nor are they charged a commission on any work sold during the show, which makes ArtsFest a very “pro-artist” event. The goal of the ArtsFest Committee is to provide a respectful and joyful experience for artists, performers, and attendees of the event.

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