Maryland Avenue Shopping

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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Annapolis Collection Gallery

The Annapolis Collection Gallery is located in the last historic block of West Street, fittingly beneath the watchful eye of the mural next door painted by one of the gallery's master artists, Jeff Huntington. The gallery was founded 15 years ago as owner and curator, Katherine Burke, moved…

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Drawn to Deale at SOCO Art Labs

Deale, MD sits in Southern Anne Arundel County surrounded by water and gorgeous views of the Chesapeake Bay. Image courtesy of Peter Moreno. Can we all agree we have been cooped up inside for too long now? Yet, the great outdoors is still just that, great! So, get outside and enjoy the fresh open…

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Red Octopus Tattoo

As is the case in much of the country, there are plenty of places to get a tattoo in Anne Arundel County. Indeed, a simple Google search of “Anne Arundel County tattoo shops” will provide you with dozens of options, from the super-sleek Black Lotus Tattoo in the BWI Business District to the…

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