MDOT MTA Transit: A Safe and Affordable Travel Option to Baltimore’s World-Famous Artscape Celebration July 19-21



Use MDOT MTA’s Transit App to Track Your Bus Arrival
and Make Your Ride to Artscape a Breeze


BALTIMORE, MD (JULY 18, 2019) – As fine artists, craft designers and art exhibits take center stage at the annual Artscape festival July 19-21, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) encourages visitors to leave their vehicles at home and take public transportation. MDOT MTA provides riders with safe, reliable and affordable transportation to Baltimore’s Arts & Entertainment District for all the sights and sounds of Artscape.


“Customers can save on gas, and avoid traffic congestion and parking challenges on Mount Royal Avenue, Charles Street and Bolton Hill by taking transit to Artscape,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “We encourage bus riders to plan their trip using our Transit app, and purchase tickets through our mobile-ticketing app, CharmPass.”


The closest MDOT MTA Local Bus routes to Artscape are CityLink Gold, Green, Lime, Silver and Yellow, as well as LocalLink 51, 53, 54 and 94.


The State Center/Cultural Center Metro SubwayLink Station is steps away from the festival and is open until midnight.


The Light RailLink stop at Mt. Royal/MICA is centrally located on the Artscape grounds.


Light RailLink riders should note that due to ongoing construction work being conducted by the city’s Department of Public Works, a free bus bridge is in place to serve impacted stops between Camden to North Avenue. Light RailLink trains originating from northern Light RailLink stops will alternate terminating service between North Avenue and Mt.Royal/MICA.  Riders traveling to Artscape should disembark at the Mt. Royal/MICA stop.  Transit Ambassadors will also be at the impacted Light RailLink stops to assist riders.


Light RailLink service begins at 6 a.m. on Friday, 7 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday, and will operate until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and an hour after the close of Artscape Sunday evening.


Neighbors from the Washington D.C. area can ride MDOT MTA transit to Artscape by taking MARC Train weekend service to Penn Station. Please check the weekend service schedule at


More information on Artscape and the Light RailLink bus bridge can be found here


For the latest information on MDOT MTA services, passengers are urged to check the MDOT MTA website at Customers also can call the MDOT MTA Transit Information Contact Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 410-539-5000, TTY 410-539-3497.


MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service and a comprehensive Mobility (paratransit) system. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit or, check us out on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.

Media Contacts
Brittany Marshall
Office: 410-767-8367
Cell: 443-970-0424

Paul Shepard
Office: 410-767-3935
Cell: 443-622-4181



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