Tent Space for Baker Artists to Display & Sell Art at WTMD's First Thursday Festival!

As Maryland's largest free concert series, WTMD's First Thursday Festivals bring about 10,000 people each month to Canton Waterfront Park for live music, local food and artisans. It runs once per month, June through September. Last year they added a Baker Artist Portfolios village featuring 10 artists from www.bakerartist.org. This year, they're expanding that to include around 18 Baker Portfolio artists per event

June 6
July 11 (second Thursday due to July 4th)
August 1
September 5

WTMD will be setting up ten 10x10 tents per event, each with two 6-foot tables and tablecloths, where folks can display and sell their works. The Baker Artist Portfolios village will be right along one of the main thoroughfares connecting the parking lot/vendor village with the park/main stage grounds.

Load in takes place at 3 p.m. each day, and the festival runs 5-10 p.m., although most vendors leave by 9 p.m.

Artists can apply to participate at a single event during the summer concert series.

There is no cost for artists to apply or participate.

Note: Since First Thursdays already has a musical component, these will be for visual artists and artisans, not musicians/performers. 

Artists with questions or who are interested in participating should contact Sam Sessa, Director of Events at WTMD at [email protected]


Call for Baker Artists at the Inner Harbor!

Baltimore by Baltimore (BxB) is a series of 5 all-day music festivals that serve as a platform for Baltimore's all-star artists, makers, and creatives to showcase our creative community to the world! Located at the city's most iconic outdoor stage, the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, every 1st Saturday from June to October, from 12pm-8 pm. Each month, this series is led by a different producer, celebrating various cultures, music, and themes. To see the 2024 lineup and more info, please go here. 
Expanding on a successful collaboration in 2023, GBCA and the Waterfront Partnership will be facilitating up to 10 booths per Festival to feature Baker Artists to share and sell their work. This opportunity is presented free of charge to any artist who has an active Baker Artist Portfolio. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to participate to share and sell their work. This platform is a great way to enjoy an afternoon engaging with the public at the beautiful waterfront. BxB sees 3,000-10,000 attendees at each event. Artists will be provided  with a tent, table, chair, signage, and marketing support for the event. You bring your creative spirit, table decor, and your art! 

Are you an artist who sells paintings or prints? Great!
Are you a poet who wants to sign and sell books? Please join us.
Are you  a musician looking for fans and downloads? Come hand out cards.
Have a wild idea you’re working on and want to tell people about it? Sign-up!

This opportunity is for booth space only, and not an application to be a performer for the BxB Festival itself. Due to proximity to music stage, amplified sound is not permitted.

Please complete this brief (FREE) interest form by clicking here. Once we receive your response, we'll review it, and contact you to confirm your spot.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email [email protected].