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The Little Italy Neighborhood Association and the Baltimore Jazz Alliance collaborate on this 3 day arts extravaganza

(Baltimore) – Be a part of the creative process at the Fifth Annual Little Italy Baltimore Madonnari Arts Festival as artists give vision and voice to this year’s theme, Courage. Whether expressing the courage to stand up for our convictions, the courage to create, the courage to explore new worlds, the courage to speak out for those who have no voice, or honoring those among us or have come before us who have demonstrated or personify courage, our artists will define in personal and universal terms that much honored virtue. We look forward to sharing our Little Italy Neighborhood with our guest artists and patrons of the arts.

This year’s Festival is proudly presented by the Little Italy Neighborhood Association and the Baltimore Jazz Alliance. Fifty visual artists from Italy, Belgium, Mexico and all parts of the US will join our local artists September 6-8. In addition to the exquisite street paintings to be located on S. High Street between Pratt Street and Eastern Avenue, Fawn Street between S. High Street and Albemarle Street will be the site of a soundstage and bar with continuous live music by Baltimore’s exceptional performing artists, including the Eric Byrd Trio, the Carl Grubbs Ensemble, Stone Hill All-Stars and the Kings of Crownsville, who will be joined by international favorites, ASCAP recording artists, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, and from Nashville, BMI recording artists, Harpooner and ASCAP recording artist, Sarah Potenza. Artists and artisans will also open shop at our pop up art market to be located on Stiles Street between S. High Street and Albemarle Street. Bring your emerging artists to the Children’s Chalk Center, enjoy our street performers and al fresco dining at participating Little Italy Restaurants and meet the artists as they create their street paintings. There is plenty of parking in the Little Italy Parking Garage and the Fleet and Eden Garage. A full schedule of events will be posted shortly.

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Sponsorship opportunities:

Media inquiries: Cyd Wolf, (410) 967-5441 [email protected]

In the event of rain, the art and music will continue inside the participating Little Italy Restaurants.

This Festival is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council


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