Saturday, June 22


11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 23


11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Halethorpe, MD

The premier cultural event in Baltimore County, featuring curated artists, music performers, fun activities for all ages, and food & beverages from our host sponsor, Guinness Open Gate Brewery!

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The Arts & Drafts Summer Music & Arts Festival will once again kick off the summer at Guinness Open Gate Brewery on June 22 – 23, 2024, celebrating the arts and music from the Baltimore County community as well as the DC region and beyond. Presented by the Baltimore County Arts Guild (BCAG), the event includes visual artists, live music, hands-on art, fun activities, and food and specialty beer releases from Guinness. 7,000+ festival goers are expected at this year’s Arts & Drafts Festival. Make plans to attend this fun event and bring your family and friends!

This is no ordinary arts festival. Regional artists are curated, and hand selected by BCAG to showcase their art across a wide variety of mediums for guests to purchase, including jewelry, pottery, woodworking, glass, acrylic and watercolor painting, mixed media, and much more, plus local vendors.

In addition to visual arts, these musicians and bands will be performing continually throughout both days:

Jazz from the Kevin Howard Band, Reggae/Soul/R&B from Brian Cunningham Project, Eclectic Rock / Funk / Rock & Roll from the Pineapple Band and Skies in Chaos, and Irish dance tunes from The Pilgrims of Deep Run. View the complete schedule.


Learn more about the artists exhibiting at the 2024 Arts & Drafts Festival, as well as our sponsors. Find your favorites on the Festival Site Map so you can stop by their booth!

DEADLINE April 5, 2024.

Interested in volunteering?

Check out how to get involved in the Arts & Drafts Festival to support the arts and music of the region!

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Check out all the buzz about the Arts & Drafts Festival!

The festival is getting a lot of media coverage on DMV area television, radio, and print outlets, including WBAL-TV 11 News Sunday, WJZ News at 9, Fox 45 Morning News, 98 Rock Maryland Perspectives, Baltimore Style, and much more!

See Maggie Mae Neiss, one of the featured festival artists, on DC News Now’s Living Local DMV:

Listen to Arkia Wade, Baltimore County Arts Guild President, discuss the festival on Baltimore Positive WNST AM 1570 Radio.

WBAL-TV 11: Hear the interview on WBAL-TV 11 with the Baltimore County Arts Guild Executive Director and one of the featured artists of the festival.

Spotlight On Maryland on Audacy: Tom Cook was joined in studio by the Baltimore County Arts Guild’s President Arkia Wade and Executive Director Monica Herber, to talk about the Catonsville, Maryland-based non-profit’s mission, goals, and their 4th annual Arts & Drafts Summer Music & Arts Festival, June 22nd & 23rd at Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe.

Hear the interview about the Arts & Drafts Festival featured on WMAR-2 Baltimore!

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

Presenting Partner

Patron of the Arts

Champion of the Arts

Community Partners

Booster of the Arts

Advocate of the Arts

Friends of the Arts

The Loverde Family Community Fund

Media Partners