2018 Annapolis Film Festival Preview

By: Natasha Joyce

Last spring, 15,000 filmgoers and artists descended on Annapolis for the annual Annapolis Film Festival. Visitors and locals were seen mingling in the Mitchell Gallery’s elegant entryway, grabbing a bite at one of Annapolis’ many cafes and restaurants, or lining up outside the doors of Maryland Hall for a film premiere. On March 22nd, the Festival […]

March 14, 2018

Artisan Portraits: Street Artist, Jeff Huntington

By: Patrick McNamara

As part on an on-going project produced by Drawn to the Image, Artisan Portraits highlights the great artists, from a wide variety of disciplines, found here in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. This time around, I had the pleasure of sitting down with street artist, Jeff Huntington, a street artists whose artwork focuses on large, […]

March 07, 2018

11 Artsy Things to do Around Town in March

By: Explorer Annapolis

Springtime brings fresh art to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. From solo shows to videos of art, this month is proving to be an art-lovers heaven. Take a look at our 11 Artsy Things to do Around Town in March: Annapolis Collection Gallery is celebrating with Jay Fleming Saturday evening (March 10th), where this much admired […]

March 06, 2018

Annapolis Film Festival Releases Four-Day Film Slate

By: Explorer Annapolis

The Annapolis Film Festival reveals its full slate of more than 80 films from 28 countries screening during the festival: March 22-25, 2018, including a U.S. premiere and four films from Sundance making their East Coast premiere, The Festival’s new theme: Voices Strong. Minds Open, is threaded throughout the four-day program of films, panels, parties, […]

March 02, 2018

Unload with Annapolis Art this February

By: Patrice Drago

By the time we hit February, the tone is beginning to set for the remainder of winter, with the weather as the underscore and our schedules dictating the melody.  It is up to us to add the harmonizing elements to our daily lives. Luckily, we don’t have to go far to unload from the repetitious […]

February 13, 2018

Embrace Winter Art in Annapolis this January

By: Patrice Drago

I love that we get to experience four distinct seasons here in the Chesapeake region because we get to see things through a different lens with the change of every season.  The shorter days and colder temperatures of winter invite us to go inside, literally and metaphorically.  It is a time of hibernation to some […]

January 09, 2018

Art Shopping this Holiday Season

By: Patrice Drago

Old-fashioned holidays sometimes feel like a thing of the past, what with gift shopping promotions starting two months early and everyone shopping for online deals.  Cyber-shopping has reached an all-new and frenzied high… and can give us a lot of anxiety along the way! We are lucky in Annapolis, we have what many towns across […]

December 07, 2017

Art and Culture this Holiday Season

By: Natasha Joyce

Baby it’s (getting) cold outside, which means lights will soon be strung, menorahs lit, carols rehearsed and presents wrapped. Annapolis has always been a festive city, and this holiday season is no different. If you’re looking for a way to escape the cold, check out these holiday events, which range from theatre to music, and […]

December 04, 2017

A Hidden Arts Gem in Northern Anne Arundel County: Chesapeake Arts Center

By: Patrice Drago

Do you like to go off the beaten path? Anne Arundel County is quite large, and rather spread out, encompassing urban areas, waterfront neighborhoods and everything in-between.  The Arts – by which I mean visual arts, poetry, performing arts such as plays, music and dance, art education and exploration, and every other form of physical […]

November 06, 2017

4 Must-See Annapolis Visual Arts Exhibits in November

By: Patrice Drago

Are you ready for the Annapolis visual arts scene this month?  There’s so much going on, it’s hard to know where to begin, but if you have time I’d fit as many in as you can. If you only have time for four or five, I have some recommendations in the “do not miss” category.  […]

November 03, 2017