If you're in the area and consider yourself an art fanatic, the Annual Arts and Wine Festival is a great way to spend your next weekend in Annapolis. Held on June 9 and June 10, 2018, the weekend-long festival showcases the works of Annapolis' premier artists, set in the shadows of the famed Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Along with over 200 artists seelling their work,there will be an artists pavilion with live art demonstrations, 17 food trucks, over 20 Maryland Wineries to sample, and live music played throughout the weekend. Take the opportunity to view and purchase the area's fine artwork while enjoying some of Maryland's best wines in one of Annapolis' most recognizable landmarks. It's also the perfect way to end to the Inaugural Annapolis Art Week.
Art, Wine, and More
Named one of the nation's Top 25 Arts Destinations in American Style magazine's 12th Annual Arts Designation Poll, Annapolis is home to a ton of great artists. All kinds of artistic styles and forms will gather together for the weekend displaying their skills in glass-blowing, wood work, painting and much more. New this year is the Artist Pavilion, where juried artists (chosen by Maryland Federation of Art) will create artwork onsite in front of festival attendees, showcasing the immense talent of the area's artists. Also new this year are two murals (one of which is a “paint-by-number” styled canvas where children can help create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece) being created at the festival over the weekend.
It's also the perfect occasion to sample the state's most acclaimed wines by the glass or bottle while enjoying the Annapolis sunshine. With over 20 wineries at this year's festival, there's plenty of tastes and regions to choose from to find a new, favorite Maryland wine!
New in 2017, the festival has partnered with Naptownmusic to bring in local bands and musicians, adding to the festival's celebration of local talent. Live music will be playing throughout the weekend as you discover for your favorite Maryland wines, regional artwork, and enjoy the sunshine.
Pet-, family- and vino-friendly, the artist-oriented Festival is considered one of Annapolis' leading arts festivals, offering a wonderful chance to experience the rich talent the area has become known for. Learn more about the Arts and Wine Festival, the artists, musicians/bands, wineries, food, and purchase tickets by visiting their website HERE.
Looking to enjoy every drop of the Annapolis Arts and Wine Festival? Book a room at one of the city's many hotel options to make the most of the weekend.