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An Amazing Artscape

Executive Director's Letter

July 22, 2014

According to our good friends at Visit Baltimore, cultural tourism is one of the biggest draws for Charm City day-trippers and overnight visitors alike. It’s no wonder given the breadth and depth of offerings in the region that the sector is driving tourism and is a significant economic driver for the region.

GBCA members were out in force last weekend at Artscape. It was like a one-stop tour at the GBCA culture tent. I hope you stopped by to hear the Carl Grubbs/Michael Benjamin Jazz Duo, see the extraordinary swordsmanship skills of both Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, and watch the wonderful Young Actors Academy from Spotlighters Theatre. We were also joined by Muse 360-Dancing Many Drums, Fluid Movement (hope you had your umbrellas for this one!), Mobtown Moon, Jubilee Arts, Baltimore Improv Group, Baltimore Dance Crews Project, Deep Vision Dance Company, Ursula V. Battle, Timothy Wisniewski, Arlette Thomas-Fletcher, Joel Thomas, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Kristin McWarther, and of course the spectacular CJay Philip with Dance and Bmore and the FazaFam Family Jam!

A great big thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who staffed the tent and helped take photos at the Culture Fly airplane, created by the incredible Station North Tool Library. I am personally grateful to the extraordinary GBCA team and particularly for the brilliant efforts of David London and Carlyn Thomas. Just in case you missed any of the performances or want to relive a moment, check out the GBCA Artscape photo album.

And speaking of checking things out, fire up your smart phone, tablet or laptop to check out the brand new Culture Fly calendar and discover where you will land next!

All the very best,

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