Written by on May 16, 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. Paint Annapolis – an outdoor painting event – challenges the status quo by bringing artists from around the world to interpret the surrounding colonial and marine landscapes of Maryland’s capital city. It’s an event no one wants to miss!

Block parties
Who doesn’t love a good party? This Arts Week, West Street has you covered as they host three unforgettable block parties: Arts District Block Party, Dinner Under the Stars, and Art on the Avenue. Come celebrate with good food, great music, and amazing company!

Exhibits & Galleries
Annapolis is a city of arts. With over 20 galleries, an entire street referred to as “The Arts District,” and countless artists calling the historic city home, it’s no wonder Annapolis has an abundance of exhibits and shows throughout the year. This week in particular, galleries fill their space with a wide variety of artwork. From pottery and glass fusing to sculpture, painting, photography, and everything in between. 

Classes & Workshops
Embrace all that is Arts Week by becoming an artist yourself. Countless organizations and businesses around town will be offering classes and workshops that cover a range of artistic and performance arts discipline.

Live Music
What’s a party without live music? Arts Week has partnered with NapTownMusic to bring you the most comprehensive list of performances happening in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County from June 1 – 10. Enjoy the musical talents of both local and national artists.

For more information and for the full list of events, visit Annapolis Arts Week.

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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