Monday, February 9, 2009

Call for Entries: Artscape 2009

Kroiz's temporary installation on the Midway in 2008.

Last summer, architect Gabriel Kroiz created a temporary installation on the Charles Street Bridge in Baltimore near Penn Station. The exhibit was for the annual Artscape Festival. Now you have an opportunity to build on this prime piece of real estate.

Artscape 2009
Midway II Façade Design Competition


Midway II is an art installation and performance project that incorporates twenty-four 8’ x 8’ Baltimore City festival booths that line both sides facing each other to create a midway on the 1600 North Charles Street. Designers, architects and artists are invited to submit proposals for the façade of this second iteration of Artscape’s ongoing alternative to the tradition of the carnival midway.

The dominant aspect of the façade is that it provide panels to fill the spaces between the booth openings and visually tie together the entire installation. The width of these spaces can be between 3’ and 8’. Height requirements are open but the panels must block access to the backs of the booths. Other aspects can be added such as connecters across the tops of the booths, entrance elements and the like.

A $4,000 stipend will be provided for the execution of this project. This will include all costs involved in fabricating and installing all of the façade elements. The city booths, modified to have open fronts, will be installed by Artscape and Artscape staff will coordinate on the installation of the façade.

Application deadline, March 6, 2009

Installation days, July 16-17, 2009

Artscape and exhibition duration:
Friday, July 17, noon-10pm
Saturday, July 18, noon-10pm
Sunday, July 19, noon-8pm
Removal of artwork, Sunday, July 19, 8-11pm

For more information contact Gary Kachadourian at 410-752-8632