Like a warm evening sun after a summer thunderstorm, various arts festivals hang pleasantly on the horizon: The Fourth Annual Caribbeana Arts Festival opens Sunday in the 2100 block of R Street NW, close by the Fondo del Sol Visual Arts Center building. The street will be closed to traffic, and the festival should attract quite a few lovers of Hispanic and Caribbean music, food and drama . . .
In Baltimore Friday through Sunday is Artscape '85, also celebrating its fourth year. The festival, sited along Mount Royal Avenue, in and around the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Lyric Opera House, promises nine visual art exhibitions, including a juried show and outdoor sculpture as well as photography exhibits, video shows, contemporary and traditional crafts and film. A number of performers will croon and hoot for the masses: Herbie Mann, Betty Carter, the Baltimore Trombone Choir, Robin and Linda Williams, New Grass Revival, Richie Havens, Moon August and many others. (For details, call the Baltimore Arts Festival at 301-396-4575.) . . .
Add Arts '85 doesn't enliven one of Washington's Next Great Neighborhoods -- the Gallery Place area -- until Sunday, Sept. 1, but plans for the festival are already taking shape. Participants will include the D.C. Jazz Workshop Orchestra and On Beyond Zebra; film screenings will include John Sayles' "The Brother From Another Planet." (More information can be obtained by calling 783-7898.)