Sept. 10: AKIMBO Artwalk

For one day each year since 2011, dancers and performance artists take over the bridges, parking lots, playgrounds, streets, and buildings in Station North for the AKIMBO Artwalk, an annual performance showcase organized by Deep Vision Dance Company. "The stage is only part of where dance, music, theater, all of those things are happening,” AKIMBO co-founder Sidney Pink told City Paper last year. “They are happening in galleries and on street corners and parks and all these other places. I think that's a reflection of the general Baltimore arts scene….it's partly a lack of resources and venues but also just our innovative spirit, I think, makes us want to naturally do things in unusual places." This year, over 150 artists performing individually and in groups will participate in the Artwalk, which you can explore freely with the help of the yellow-clad guides. Also be sure to check out the AKIMBO teaser outside in Station North at 5 p.m. on Aug. 26, and the post-festival AKIMBO Spree (a condensed version of the festival’s highlights) at 8 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Windup Space. 1-6 p.m, Station North Arts and Entertainment District,, free. (Maura Calllahan)

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