The festival’s organizers hoped to bring together artists and highlight local organizations and businesses.
The event included singing, spoken poetry, stand up comedy and more.
The award is in honor of Jim Henson, a University of Maryland alum who created the Muppets.
Daniel del Pino is also an artist-in-residence and associate professor or piano at Texas Tech University.
The performance was part one in a two-part series that continued on Wednesday.
Carmen Balthrop was a professor at the music school for 36 years and performed as an opera singer on Broadway.
Artists share experiences to prompt change as protestors vandalize art in the name of activism.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of martial law in the Philippines, which has led to human rights abuse for its citizens.
The murals are modeled after the different schools at the University of Maryland.