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4 Shows! In-person shows are SOLD OUT, Virtual Tickets are available!
The festival, the largest of its kind in the country, works with artists to showcase crankies from Baltimore and beyond! A crankie is basic in concept: it is a scroll that provides the visual narration to a story or song. Versions of the crankie have been around for hundreds of years, if not longer; their most recent iteration is directly linked to moving panoramas popular in the 19th Century. In recent years, artists have begun to embrace the intimacy of the format, creating multi-layered, immersive experiences for audiences.
FRI JAN 6 – 8pm ** SOLD OUT **
SAT JAN 7 – 4pm ** SOLD OUT **
SAT JAN 7 – 8pm ** SOLD OUT **
SUN JAN 8 – 2pm ** SOLD OUT **
Virtual: SAT JAN 7 – 8pm Tickets Available!
Wait list for all shows begins 1 hour prior to showtime in-person.
All performances feature the same lineup of artists and musicians!
This Festival is produced in partnership with the Center for Cultural Vibrancy, whose work aims to create a more empathetic world where people respect and celebrate one another’s cultural expressions through the sharing of traditional arts, customs, and lore that promote cultural exchange and understanding and honor artistic mastery.