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June 19, 2008|By ARIANE SZU-TU

FESTIVAL

HARBOR EAST ARTISTS

Celebrate the artists of Baltimore and one of the most recently redeveloped areas in the city at the third annual Harbor East Fine Arts and Music Festival. Several local artists will create their own street paintings, and cash prizes will reward those with the best chalk art. Artist Michael William Kirby plans to create a 10-foot-by-15-foot chalk painting; other artists will exhibit pottery, woodworking, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Musicians, including Eric Lindell, will perform pop, funk and blues throughout the day. Restaurants will set up stations outside so visitors can enjoy crab cakes, cocktails and other fare.

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The festival is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Aliceanna and Exeter streets. The rain date is Sunday. Call 410-752-9331 or go to harboreast.com.

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[ARIANE SZU-TU]

FESTIVAL

A TASTE OF THE ARTS

The tastes and sounds of Maryland converge at Oregon Ridge Park this weekend. The sixth annual Great Grapes Wine, Arts and Food Festival features more than 120 local wines, live music and gourmet food. Chef Juan-Carlos Cruz of Food Network fame hosts the Gourmet Live cooking demonstration section. Peruse items from more than 60 artist and craft exhibits while listening to live music by bands such as King Teddy, Captain Quint and the Reagan Years.

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The event runs noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The park is at 13401 Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville. Admission is $18-$22. Call 800-830-3976 or go to uncorkthefun.com.

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[ARIANE SZU-TU]

FESTIVAL

CELEBRATE LATINOFEST

Recognize the diversity of the Latin American community in Baltimore. The Education Based Latino Outreach organization hosts the 28th annual LatinoFest, complete with music, dancing, food and artisans from Latin American countries, including El Salvador, Peru, Puerto Rico and Colombia, as well as from the Caribbean and Spain. The event, which also acts as a fundraiser for education in the Latino community, will feature plenty of music, including nine-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta II and the Los Hermanos Flores orchestra. Festivalgoers can enjoy rock-climbing walls, face-painting and clowns.

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The celebration is noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday at Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern avenues. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children younger than 12. Call 410-783-5404 or go to

latinofest.org.

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[ARIANE SZU-TU]

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