Want to know more about Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay? Walk down our streets and you'll bump into area residents and small business owners who are happy to give you the inside scoop on their favorite places, pastimes, insider secrets, and bargains. To make it easier for you, we've recruited some of these same individuals to share their thoughts and insights with you through blogs. Be sure to check in regularly for their take on upcoming events, family-friendly activities, sustainable practices, fashion trends, Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay history, outdoor recreation, and so much more. They welcome your feedback. If there's a new topic you'd like our bloggers to pursue, let us know. Better yet, if you like to write and would like to be considered as a blogger for our site, contact Elizabeth Heubeck.
City Hall Chambers once had lots of art. A mural depicting the founding of Annapolis was commissioned in 1995 as a permanent legacy to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Capital City. Soon after, photos of the original oil paintings of the four signers of the Declaration of Independence from Annapolis were added. To bring some gender balance to City Hall, the Art in Public Places Commission (AIPPC) ordered portraits of three celebrated women whose lives made a significant and lasting imprint on this region's history. Find who these esteemed women were, why their portraits' shelf-lives were cut short, and where they've found a new home.…More
Several years ago a report for the City suggested that Annapolis, the colonial Athens of America, had the potential to be a national visitor destination for the Arts.
The City does have some interesting art works by very distinguished artists...but who knows what and where?…More
Annapolis in winter is the perfect time for seeing our town's architectural treasures. The leaves are off the trees along our narrow streets, revealing otherwise often hidden features of these historic gems. We're home to more spectacular brick colonial buildings than any other place in America, as well as an extraordinary collection of Victorian homes. Situated perfectly for a walking tour, the buildings are all within easy strolling distance of each other; they're also close to delightful pubs and shops for ducking in and getting warm.…More
Deep winter is a gardener's delight. In January, seed catalogs arrive, replete with plump tomatoes, leafy red-speckled lettuces, zinnias and coneflowers in a rainbow of colors. Imagination takes flight and the perfect garden emerges in the gardener's mind. Perfection takes a lot of hard work amid the showers of spring and the heat of summer, down among the insects and weeds. Perfection is a fleeting thing, probably never to be achieved. But in February, as the first seedlings sprout under glass, all is possible!