On behalf of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts seeks participants for the Monumental Bicentennial. The one-day festival celebrates the 200th anniversary and reopening of Baltimore’s iconic Washington Monument on Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 10:45am to 5pm. Calls for entry are open toentertainers, exhibitors, farm & food vendors and In the Neighborhood participants. To apply, participants should follow the directions outlined at www.promotionandarts.org; click “Events & Festivals.” Presented by Bank of America, the event is centered on the 600 block of N. Charles Street with festivities taking place throughout the surrounding parks. The Monumental Bicentennial is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy.
Entertainment may involve street theater, pop-up performances and historical re-enactors as well as music and dance performances. Performances should be 15-60 minutes in length. All performances take place outdoors. One-on-one engagement with the public is encouraged.
Exhibitor spaces, including merchandise, at the Monumental Bicentennial must meet one of the following thematic criteria: Patriotic/Americana, Colonial/Historic/George Washington, Baltimore/Maryland history.
Farm & Food Vendors
The Monumental Bicentennial celebrates George Washington’s agricultural background with a farm and food section of the festival. Farmers and food vendors with products thematically related to this event and “picnic” style foods (i.e. produce, preserves, corn bread, cured meats, fried chicken, etc.) are encouraged to apply.
In the Neighborhood
Mt. Vernon attractions and institutions are invited to host an event, exhibition, performance or promotion at the festival. In the Neighborhood participants receive mention in The Monumental Bicentennial related publicity and promotions.
For more information on participating in the Monumental Bicentennial, visit www.promotionandarts.org or call 410-752-8632.