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Whether you’re looking for things to explore in the area, the latest news and updates on the area’s thriving Arts & Culture scene, shopping highlights across the county, or interviews with local artists, our bloggers are here to point you in the right direction. Every now and again, we come across a great story about our great county and post it under the Spotlight section of Explorer Annapolis to share with our readers. This curated content allows us to bring you a wider range of all the great things Annapolis & Anne Arundel County has to offer. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, or if you’d like us to share one of your blogs on Explorer Annapolis, email us at adahlgard@symmetry.agency.

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Weekend Roll-Out: May 25, 2018

Check out our new Weekend Roll-Out where we let you know about all the great happenings around Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Click back here every Friday as we help fill your calendars with non-stop fun. Take a look for this weekend’s events: Activities: USNA Commissioning Week When: May 18 – 25 beginning at 8:00 […]

May 24, 2018


Meet Plein Air Artist David Diaz

I recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with local plein air painter, David Diaz. Though it’s a cloudy day, David brightens up the block with his contagious personality. We talk about when the best time of day is to capture lights and shadows, color theory, and his seriously impressive collection of oil paints! […]

May 17, 2018


Five Reasons to Visit Annapolis Arts Week

June 1 – 10 marks the Second Annual Annapolis Arts Week. This week-long celebration of the arts encompasses a wide range of artistic creativity that makes up this historic city. Here are our top five reasons to visit Arts Week in Annapolis. Paint Annapolis Attendees can escape the ordinary and experience artists painting en plein air. […]

May 16, 2018


Annapolis’ Newest Murals

If you’ve been on West Street in downtown Annapolis within the past few years, you’ve likely seen the mural above Tsunami. Or maybe you’ve found yourself surrounded by the colorful artwork splashed across the buildings in the design district. Annapolis’ art community is continuing their mission of bringing attention to the talent in the area […]

May 09, 2018


10 Artsy Things to do Around Town in May

From solo shows to musical performances and videos of art to artistic storytelling, this month has something for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at our Top 10 Artsy Things to do around town: Stage & Screen Studios presents “Willy Wonka”. Roald Dahl recreates the childhood story of Charlie Bucket and four other golden ticket […]

May 03, 2018


5 Ways to Explore Annapolis this May

Spring is in full bloom here in Annapolis! It’s time to get outside and enjoy all the events, festivals, and activities happening throughout the month. From the anticipated arrival of the Blue Angels during Commissioning Week, to a blues festival set against the Chesapeake Bay, to the return of an outdoor dining block party, it’s […]

May 01, 2018


Annapolis Promotes Environmental Action during National Travel and Tourism Week

The U.S Travel Association’s 35th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTW) is May 6 – 12. Each year, the event works to unite communities across the country by reflecting on the meaning of travel and its connection to jobs, economic growth, and personal well-being. The U.S. Travel Association has themed this year’s Tourism Week […]

April 26, 2018


Meet Katerina Evans of the Muddy Creek Artists Guild

Meet Katerina Evans. She is a mixed-media artist, art therapist, and member of South County’s Muddy Creek Artists Guild. Earlier this month, we sat down with her at her studio in Eastport, Maryland to discuss her love for art and exploring new styles. Katerina focuses on using art and creativity as a healing tool. In her […]

April 17, 2018


5 Ways to Explore Annapolis this April

Spring is finally here! With the warm weather comes sailing season and the beginning of all the city’s great festivals and events, including three Annapolitan traditions in April – the Spring Sailboat Show, a celebration of Maryland’s birthday during Maryland Day; and the return of Annapolis’ festival season! With so much going on, there are plenty […]

March 30, 2018


Top 10 Artsy Things to do Around Annapolis in April

April is for the arts. From solo shows to videos of art, this month has something for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at our Top 10 Artsy Things to do around Annapolis in April: ArtFest at Maryland Hall is a day of creativity for children and adults. Enjoy art demonstrations, dance performances, hands-on activities, […]

March 29, 2018


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