Artscape’s Environmental Focus

Did you attend Artscape this year? We did, so maybe you saw us there!

It seemed as though the art festival had taken an environmental focus this year with major support from the Maryland Energy Administration, as well as many of the vendors set up for repurposing initiatives. (Vacants to Values, Retrofit Baltimore, VoltRide, etc…) It is truly inspiring to see so many initiatives taking hold within Baltimore. Learn more about these programs by clicking on them. This will take you to their websites where you can learn more, and support the health of our city!

In the meantime, check out these photos from the weekend:

We shared a common sponsor with Artscape this year. Maryland Energy Administration center stage early Sunday morning.

We shared a common sponsor with Artscape this year. Maryland Energy Administration center stage early Sunday morning.

Hope you had a chance to stop by and talk to us about the ELF, an electric assist trike!

Hope you had a chance to stop by and talk to us about the ELF, an electric assist trike owned by Volt Ride.

Lots of environmentally focused groups at ArtScape this year! Retrofit Baltimore serves as a resource for the community and provide information about the potential for energy retrofits to dramatically lower your energy bills, while making your home healthier, safer and more comfortable

Lots of environmentally focused groups at ArtScape this year! Retrofit Baltimore serves as a resource for the community and provides information about the potential for energy retrofits to dramatically lower your energy bills, while making your home healthier, safer and more comfortable.

Did you take the lightrail to Artscape? Or the bus, circulator, or MARC train? The festival sat conveniently in a public transport hub. Surely the best way to save $10 on parking...

Did you take the lightrail to Artscape? Or the bus, circulator, or MARC train? The festival sat conveniently in a public transport hub. Surely the best way to save $10 on parking…

Interdisciplinary artist and MICA alumna Kasey Jones '14 (Community Arts) created a sculpture of the aquarium's beloved green sea turtle, Calypso

Interdisciplinary artist and MICA alumna Kasey Jones ’14 (Community Arts) created a sculpture of the aquarium’s beloved green sea turtle, Calypso

Jones filled her large-scale piece with over 4,000 recycled plastic bags. The goal of her sculpture was to bring attention to the harmful impact plastics are having on aquatic animals like sea turtles.

Jones filled her large-scale piece with over 4,000 recycled plastic bags. The goal of her sculpture was to bring attention to the harmful impact plastics are having on aquatic animals like sea turtles.

Manual labor art, the best kind of art.

Manual labor art, the best kind of art.

MDE

MEA factoid!

 

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