Maryland Avenue Shopping

Face Behind the Mask, Katherine Burke

Annapolis Collection Gallery is located at 55 West Street, but all of their artwork is available for purchase online. Image courtesy of Annapolis Collection Gallery. The Annapolis Collection Gallery, run by Katherine Burke, is a unique type of art gallery. For the past 12 years at its present…

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Antiquing in Anne Arundel County

A timely array of political buttons adorns one of the shelves at Silk Road Antiques. Image courtesy of the author. Scouring an antique store is the modern-day version of a treasure hunt. Whether your dream find is nineteenth-century porcelain, an Eames side chair or a 1970s fringed jacket, there…

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BWI and Beyond - a Mecca for Art

Respective Perspectives in the International Art Gallery at BWI. Photo courtesy of BWI. There’s nothing like seeing really good art in unexpected places. Most visitors and residents of Anne Arundel County are familiar with the vibrant art scene of Annapolis. The net of exceptional art is actually…

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The Clay Bakers on Main Street

The Clay Bakers on Main Street is home to Karen baker's pain-your-own-pottery, glass fusing, and clay studio! Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. We spoke with owner, Karen Baker, of downtown Annapolis' only paint-your-own pottery, located right on Main Street, The Clay Bakers! Her studio caters to…

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Sean Hetrick: The Musician Behind the Mask

Sean Hetrick. Photo courtesy of Sean Hetrick. On a small floating raft, nestled along the marsh on Back Creek, local musician Sean Hetrick stands, singing and playing his guitar, as paddleboarders and kayakers raft up around him. Some listeners just bob up and down on the creek, letting the music…

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Falling for Fall at Annapolis Town Center

Sketch Night is just one of the Fall events you'll find this season at Annapolis Town Center. Photo courtesy of ArtFarm Studios. Annapolis Town Center is one of many local businesses this year that has shown it knows how to pivot. The shopping center known as much for its fun events as it is known…

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Future History Now: The Breonna Taylor Mural

The Breonna Taylor Mural was a labor of love for Jeff Huntington and Julia Gibb, founders of Future History Now. Their vision, organization and execution of this tribute memorial in the historically black neighborhood of Chambers Park, not only inspired Annapolis- but inspired the world! The…

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Face Behind the Mask: Dave Murphy, Artist & Volunteer

Dave Murphy stands with his art at Gallery 57 West in downtown Annapolis. Photo courtesy of Dave Murphy. Activity was beginning to ramp up on a sunny Friday morning in downtown Annapolis, when I met up with Dave Murphy. He had suggested that we get together at the Annapolis Visitor's Center…

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Quiet Waters Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Artist Joe Barsin created this commemorative poster for the 30th anniversary of Quiet Waters Park. Photo courtesy of Anne Arundel County. When I first started looking at houses in the area in 2002, the goal was to get outside the hectic pace of life inside the Washington Beltway. Our real estate…

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