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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: July 20, 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: Crapemyrtle Festival 2018 When: Friday, July 20 from 9:00 am – […]

July 20, 2018


6 Ways to Explore Annapolis this July

Summer is in full swing here in Annapolis! Festivals, events, outdoor dining, sailing, water cruises, concerts – it’s the perfect time to visit Annapolis and experience everything the city has to offer. From lacrosse games and outdoor concerts, to paddleboarding and walking tours, there’s no better place to than in Annapolis this July. Dinner Under […]

July 06, 2018


Award-Winning Performers at Maryland’s Live! Hotel

Live! Casino & Hotel is preparing an extensive opening lineup for its new, state-of-the-art, 1,500-seat Grand Event Center at the recently opened Live! Hotel in Arundel Mills’ Entertainment District. Award-winning comedians for its opening slate include Dane Cook, Dennis Miller, Tracy Morgan, and Ken Jeong. Musical acts will feature a diverse slate from 90’s superstars […]

July 02, 2018


Meet Local Artist Patrice Drago

If you are in or around the Annapolis arts scene, odds are you have met or heard of Patrice Drago. Whether it is through her artist residency at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, blogging for Explorer Annapolis, serving as a Board Chair for Maryland Federation of Art, or being an advisor for the first […]

June 19, 2018


Top Artsy Things to do Around Town in June

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: Annapolis Arts Week feature three annual events – Paint Annapolis, First Sunday Arts Festival, and Annapolis Arts & Wine Festival – […]

May 31, 2018


6 Ways to Explore Annapolis this June

Fun, outdoor festivals and events dominate the entertainment landscape of Annapolis in June. Aside from all the great tours, on the water activities, and outdoor dining options, this June welcomes back a new, annual arts event. There’s live music, art, food, and so much more happening throughout the month. Here is a taste of what […]

May 30, 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


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