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A Symphony for Everyone

In the art world, we hear the word “accessibility” often. Making art accessible and appealing to a wide audience is a mission many art organizations ascribe to. This includes the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra based here in Annapolis. Founded in 2003, the orchestra has been serving the community by…

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Building an Art Exhibit with Jo Fleming

Before an art exhibit goes up, most galleries resemble an empty office space. Plain white walls, a visible chair or two, some power tools, and what could possibly be yesterday’s lunch. This is a special time because from the outside looking in, it seems as though this is a time of rest when in…

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Introducing 'The Wandering' Annapolis Map

The Annapolis Arts District is one of the most walkable communities in this region, but how can we expect visitors to know this if they are not from this area? Well, this problem was an easy fix for Sally Wern Comport, Principal of Art at Large, Inc. A MAP! A simple yet significant idea, Comport…

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Wreath Making at Skipper's Pier

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like having a holiday wreath on your door ready to greet friends and family. Funny enough, until visiting Jessica at Skipper’s Pier, I had never made a holiday wreath. I didn’t even know that this was something that people actually made – I thought it was just…

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Introducing the New Arts Ambassador

If you read my last post, you’ll remember me mentioning that video and blog was my “last-ish” entry for Annapolis Discovered. Well, this post is now my official last post for Arts Annapolis. Being the host of this video blog has brought me new experiences, new friends, and an expanded love for…

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