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HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 11, 2010) – The entertainment for Taste of the Arts was announced today. The event will occur on Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Downtown Hagerstown. The event is being sponsored by the City of Hagerstown and the Downtown Alliance. The net proceeds will assist The Maryland Theatre and the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation (BISFA).

Participants will be able to listen and view local artists at work while simultaneously tasting culinary sample treats from 12 restaurants. The restaurants and their featured entertainment include: Uncle Louie G’s Homemade Italian Ices & Ice Creams, 34 E. Washington St.; Bulls & Bears Pub & Restaurant, 38 S. Potomac St. (Barbara Ingram School Musical Theatre); Taj India, 28 S. Potomac St. (BISFA Dance, Instrumental & Vocal Music and a Visual Arts Display); Rocky’s Pizza Caffe’ Napoli, 40 N. Potomac St. (BISFA Vocal Music); Schmankerl Stube, 58 S. Potomac St. (Visual Art); Skyline Coffee Co., 2 W. Washington St. (BISFA Visual Art); The Rhubarb House, 12 Public Square (BISFA Vocalist Megan Lancaster); Leiters Fine Catering Inc, 28 S. Potomac St.(BISFA Dance, Instrumental & Vocal Music and a Visual Arts Display); Ava, 28 S. Potomac St. (Jazz Music); The Peach Pub, 43 S. Potomac St (BISFA Visual Art); Durango Restaurant, 12 E. Washington St. (BISFA Vocalists); and Laila’s Kitchen, 4 E. Franklin St (BISFA Vocalists).

Passport tickets for the event are $20 with a $3 mailing fee and a $4 internet charge (if purchased online). The passport ticket also entitles patrons to free entrance into the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Instrumental Music Concert at Bridge of Life (14 South Potomac St.) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Phantom Flash Photo will also be taking place during intermission at 9 p.m.

Individuals who get their passport ticket stamped at every restaurant are eligible to enter to win a $500 gift certificate from Anderson Photographs, 4 S. Potomac St., or $300 in Downtown Dollars. The winners will be drawn at the Concert.

Advance passport tickets can be obtained by calling 301-790-2000, by stopping by 21 South Potomac St. (the Maryland Theatre) or on-line at www.mdtheatre.org. END