2010 Whartscape will be the last
This weekend's Whartscape will be the last, according to co-organizer Dan Deacon (pictured).
Now in its fifth year, the annual celebration of under-the-radar arts, music and culture has reached critical mass, Deacon said.
This year, the festival will feature about 120 performances on multiple stages, over the course of four days. Deacon expects about 1,000 people per day this year.
"I don't think it can get any larger," Deacon said. "We do it for the love of arranging the festival, and I still love doing it, but I don’t want it to become an institution -- something that just happens. I’d like to try something new next year and branch out." ...
Deacon and the other members of Wham City, who put on Whartscape, are considering starting a yearly outdoor festival with camping, he said. They're still not sure about the details.
"We'd want to keep it similar in size to the first Whartscape," Deacon said. "We've learned a lot over the last five years."(Baltimore Sun photo by Elizabeth Malby)