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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It’s always a hit downtown, rain or shine. The 31st annual Artscape is happening in downtown Baltimore.

Andrea Fujii shows us what’s going on this year.

At Artscape, there is something for everyone. There’s food, music and its namesake… art.

“I really like art because it shows how you express yourself,” said 8-year-old William Savage.

“I wanna look at all the art because I like to draw,” said Serena Newton.

One of the most popular exhibits is an interactive piece.

“I like when I was controlling the eyes, it opened and the eyes moved,” said 8-year-old Aliyah Powell.

“Maybe one of ‘em will realize they want to be an artist or it’ll turn something on in them,” said Christian Ristow, artist.

Thousands are expected to attend Artscape, which circles several city blocks on Mount Royal Avenue, and this year’s weather is a relief for many visitors.

“Not too hot, a little fine mist, no rain,” said Dorothy Newton, visitor.

And if it starts to rain, there are lots of things to do indoors like dance performances at The Lyric.

With visual and performing arts for all ages and a price tag of free, it’s always a hit with families.

“It’s a very family friendly event. We have Kidscape, which is on Mount Royal Avenue, and that’s the home for kids all weekend,” said Dionne McConkey, Artscape.

Artscape organizers recommend taking public transit. But there are parking garages and on-street parking located nearby.

Artscape runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, click here.

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