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Second Annual Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival Celebrates Maryland Arts Education

Arts Festival Set for April 26

BALTIMORE Maryland’s second-annual Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival is set to take place Friday, April 26, 2019. The day-long event will honor and celebrate the impact of arts education in Maryland.

WHO: Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan

Maryland State Department of Education—Office of Fine Arts

Maryland State Arts Council

Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance

Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

Hippodrome Theater

WHAT: The Maryland State Department of Education-Office of Fine Arts in partnership with the Office of First Lady Yumi Hogan, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts will host the second-annual Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival. The festival will take place in fine art venues throughout Baltimore City’s historic Mount Vernon district and will feature performances from 350 students and small ensembles from 14 of Maryland’s local school systems. Art from across the board will be represented, with performances ranging from music, to theater, to dance, to visual and media art. Venue partners include Baltimore Center Stage, Walters Art Museum, Peabody Conservatory, Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, and Saint Ignatius Church. Opening and closing ceremonies take place at the centerpiece of Mount Vernon, the Washington Monument. The opening ceremony will feature a special performance selection from the musical Come From Away thanks to a partnership with the Hippodrome Theater. For a schedule and complete list of venue locations, please visit https://www.bestofmdartsed.com/.

Transportation Accommodations:

 

Arriving by Car?

Feel free to find nearby street parking, or there also are several commercial parking lots and garages within walking distance of the venues.

 

Arriving by Bus?

Buses are instructed to pull up to the Walters Art Museum 600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 on Washington Place (Charles Street turns into Washington Place near the monument) for drop off and pick up. There will be attendants helping to direct incoming buses.

 

Arriving by Public Transportation?

Check out the “trip planner” at https://mta.maryland.gov/  and enter “Walters Art Museum 600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 ” for the most direct route.

*Upon arrival, please check in at the Guest Services Tent in front of the Washington Monument, at the circle at Mt. Vernon Place and N. Charles Street.*

 

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

   Friday, April 26, 2019      

           

WHERE: Opening Ceremony – 11 a.m.

      Mount Vernon Place Washington Monument              

      699 Washington Pl.

      Baltimore, MD 21201

 

      Closing Ceremony – 4:15 p.m.

      Mount Vernon Place Washington Monument              

      699 Washington Pl.

      Baltimore, MD 21201


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