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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you grew up in Baltimore, you probably remember the art shows in Druid Hill Park. Well, now they’re back.

Ron Matz reports on Sunday you’ll have a chance to enjoy local artists, food and entertainment at the second annual “Art Outside.”

The flowers are blooming and Baltimoreans are enjoying Druid Hill Park. On Sunday, the park welcomes an outdoor art show.

Last year Barbara Shapiro brought back Art Outisde to the area around the reservoir.

“It goes back to the 50s and 60s. It ran for about 10 years. Some of Baltimore’s most noted artists, including Reuben Kramer, Aaron Sopher, Joe Sheppard and Betty Cooke, all displayed in the art shows in those days,” Shapiro said.

Art Outside is back by popular demand.

“I was born and raised in Baltimore. I feel very strongly about the city. I think we’ve had some bad times, but I really think we’re on the cusp of great changes, and I hope this will be one of them,” Shapiro said.

Eighty local artists will display their work.

“This year we have over 80 artists around the lake, which is phenomenal. Last year and again this year we will have a distinguished artist’s tent,” Shapiro said.

Shawn Theron will be there with Baltimore’s first mobile art gallery.

“We’ve been so well received in Baltimore. It’s a great thing to do. Maybe we can get other trucks up and going. We want to get art mobile and get it out there to loads and loads of people. Rather than having everybody having to go to the museum world, let’s take it to them,” said Shawn Theron, owner of the Sogh Art Truck.

And enjoy a Sunday in the park.

“We also have a tent sponsored by the Ivy book store. They’re going to be selling books about Maryland artists, and they’re going to have speakers every 15 minutes,” Shapiro said.

Art Outside begins Sunday morning at 11 o’clock in Druid Hill Park and continues until 5 p.m.

“We’re inviting everyone to come out Sunday, have a blast, come check the art out across the board and see Baltimore’s very first art truck,” Theron said.

In addition to all the art, there will be seven food trucks and entertainment all day.

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