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

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