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German writer and artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once wrote, "A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day...." If you subscribe to this philosophy, you've come to the right place. Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay is home to a thriving visual and performing arts community. Performances by the Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Ballet Theatre of Maryland make it easy for you to fulfill the musical part of Goethe's equation.


As for the arts component, Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay is home to dozens of fine art galleries - 25 of which are within walking distance of one another in downtown Annapolis. In addition to featuring three art galleries, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts offers classes, hosts residency programs, and sponsors musical and performing arts events year-round. The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College is the only accredited fine arts museum in the area. It's open to the public daily. Admission is free.


Arts & Culture News & Stories

Compass Rose Theater Moves to Downtown Annapolis

Compass Rose Theater has a new location. A March 22 ribbon cutting marked the official opening of their new 49 Spa Road headquarters off of Westgate Circle in downtown Annapolis. The theater’s Founding Artistic Director, Lucinda Merry-Browne, has wasted no time in bringing the theater to life. Their first show, Eleemosynary, by Lee Blessing opens April 5 and runs through May 12. On a stage filled with books, wings and spelling bees, Eleemosynary blends past and present to examine the relationship of three women: the willfully eccentric Dorothea; her brilliant and estranged daughter, Artie; and Artie’s bright and sensitive daughter, Echo...more

Hatching the Arts in Annapolis

If you're tired of holiday turkey, check out our chicks. During a short stroll along West Street in Annapolis, you'll spot five 5' tall fiberglass chickens, each with its own story to tell. There's a Chicken of the Sea, a chicken that did not make it across the road, an I-chicken.... You get the idea. It's all part of the Anne Arundel County Arts Council's Hatching the Arts in Annapolis initiative...more

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