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


Get Ready for “Little Women” at Annapolis Opera

By: Natasha Joyce

Crisp Autumn days like these remind me of the New England of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women. If you enjoy this story, you’ll be thrilled to hear that Annapolis Opera is producing the opera version in early November at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Written and composed by Mark Adamo, Little Women […]

November 01, 2017


Annapolis Theater Heats up in August

By: Natasha Joyce

It’s August, which means many theatre companies are winding down their summer programming and revving up for their 2017-2018 season. Whether you’re looking for dinner and a show with friends, new and adventurous theatre, or an evening under the stars, Annapolis theater has it all! Here are three must-see shows in August. The Complete Works […]

August 07, 2017


Local Artist Charles Lawrance and FinArt

By: Patrice Drago

I love interviewing artists.  The story behind the artist is almost always multi-dimensional and adds another lens through which to see their work.  This was true of my discussion with Charles Lawrance. It was an easy conversation; he’s a soft-spoken, even-tempered guy.  His work stands alone of course, as all good artwork does, but I […]

June 02, 2017


Behind the Scenes with The Colonial Players of Annapolis

By: Natasha Joyce

It’s a dreary, rainy Saturday in Annapolis, but inside The Colonial Players of Annapolis (108 East St., Annapolis, MD), lights shine brightly as actors rehearse Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Playwright Christopher Durang’s Chekhov-infused comedy is the final full-length play in Colonial’s 68th season. Crew members hang cherry blossoms and test sound clips. […]

May 23, 2017


A Recap of the 5th Annual Annapolis Film Festival

By: Sinead Harold

The Annapolis Film Festival kicked off this past weekend – and what an event it was. This year’s festival started the evening of Thursday, March 30th with the opening night hosted at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts. In attendance was none other than famous director Rob Reiner, whose movie LBJ was premiering that night. […]

April 04, 2017


Maryland Art Proudly Displayed in Legislative Offices

By: Patrice Drago

Maryland is a state that recognizes the value of art, demonstrated by the fact there are only two American states that provide more funding for art.  We love art! Nowhere is there a better evidence of this wide support of Maryland Art than at the Lowe House Office Building (6 Bladen Street) in Annapolis.  Across […]

March 17, 2017


Meet Local Artist Christian Smooth

By: Malcolm McFadden

If you aren’t familiar with young filmmaker and photographer, Christian Smooth, you should be. Recently noted as one of the Seven Anne Arundel newsmakers to watch for in 2017 by the Capital Gazette, Christian and I have known each other since high school. In school, he was known for his records in track and field. These […]

February 22, 2017


Maryland Hall – Offering Well-Rounded and Innovative Experiences

By: Patrice Drago

If you live in our area, or are a frequent visitor, you are probably aware of the full spectrum of arts offered to the community. We are fortunate to have access and exposure to all types of high-level performances and education from several institutions and organizations. One of the most well-rounded of those is Maryland […]

January 23, 2017