ArtFarm: Annapolis’ Community Art Hub

By: Lindsay Bolin Lowery

Since the dawn of humanity, it has always been our inclination as a species to make things and document our world. It is in our inherent nature to find our tribe and build community. A wander into the little shop at 45 West Street – where two biz ladies dwell – is a return to […]

July 17, 2018


Award-Winning Performers at Maryland’s Live! Hotel

By: Explorer Annapolis

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

By: Explorer Annapolis

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

By: Explorer Annapolis

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


Your Guide to Annapolis Summer Arts Camps

By: Natasha Joyce

From the arts and crafts festivals and outdoor concerts to the galleries and theatres, summer in Annapolis buzzes with artistic life. The season is especially exciting for kids, who have a wealth of arts camps to choose from. Many camp directors and counselors are talented local artists dedicated to teaching the next generations. Whether your […]

May 24, 2018


Meet Plein Air Artist David Diaz

By: Explorer Annapolis

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

By: Explorer Annapolis

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

By: Explorer Annapolis

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


Magic Circle Mime Company Visits Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

By: Natasha Joyce

A foolish duck, a clever cat, a menacing wolf and a brave boy named Peter. If these characters give you a twinge of nostalgia, you’re not alone. I remember listening to a recording of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in elementary school, and being enchanted by the story. The symphony is performed regularly by […]

May 07, 2018


10 Artsy Things to do Around Town in May

By: Explorer Annapolis

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