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Holiday Theatre Returns!

The holiday season is upon us, and following on the heels of a year like no other, our favorite community traditions return! Every business and organization adapted gracefully to the challenges, but there are few events so ready to be experienced live quite like the performing arts. As artists are…

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First Sunday Arts Festival

First Sundays on West Street If you are looking for the perfect way to spend an afternoon, look no further than the First Sunday Arts Festival in downtown Annapolis. This Sunday will be the last festival of the season, wrapping up the festival’s 20 th year! The festival takes place on the first…

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Let's Go Music Fest

There’s a new music festival in town, and the buzz is big! Let’s Go! Music Festival is the passion project of John O’Leary, who has been bringing us another favorite Annapolis tradition, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, since 2012. But for this event, he and his co-planning partner Liz Rawlings have…

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Meet Poet Laureate of Annapolis, Maggie Benshaw

You knew Annapolis had sailing, history, and crabs, but did you know we also have…poetry? As of April 2021, Mayor Gavin Buckley appointed a new Poet Laureate of the City of Annapolis: Maggie Benshaw. Maggie is a creative writing teacher at Annapolis High School, and it was my pleasure to speak to…

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Annapolis Art in Public Spaces Commission

It started as a rivulet of eye-catching murals several years ago and has since turned into a torrent of talent adorning the continually changing canvas of a City as steeped in the challenges of history as it is committed to the essential element of evolution. Thanks to a sagacious focus on the…

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Kids Making History Tour

All over Annapolis, you can find vibrant displays of art. Whether you are captivated by the vivid color contrasts of the colonial row houses in the historic district or admiring a vintage masterpiece in the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, there is no shortage of artistry to experience. However…

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Patrick Dougherty – International Environmental Sculptor

If you’ve been on the Maryland Hall campus, you’ve probably noticed the magnificent, giant oak tree near the Nature Sacred meditative labyrinth. If you haven’t, you’ve got an exceptional reason to do so now. The tree is in the process of being surrounded by a growing, awe-inspiring sculpture being…

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