From solo shows to musical performances and videos of art to artistic storytelling, this month has something for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at our Top 10 Artsy Things to do around town:
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, in association with Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, presents the 2018 Pops in the Park concert. Pack a picnic, bring the family, and enjoy an evening filled with beautiful music at Quiet Waters Park. The concert is on Sunday, September 2 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
There will be a docent-led tour of the Maryland Federation of Arts members ‘Memories’ exhibit in the Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Gallery 90 on Friday, September 14 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The exhibit features work of 25 Maryland Federation of Arts members.
The Best of the Chesapeake exhibit will be on display at the McBride Gallery from September 16 through October 14 from 12:00 – 5:30 pm. This exhibit features themed Chesapeake Bay images, including vintage boats on the Chesapeake Bay, schooners, steamboats, wildlife, marshes, small coves, family farms, and harbor towns that define this extensive waterway.
The Annapolis Watercolor Club presents “On the Town” art exhibition at the Annapolis City Art Gallery in City Hall. This exhibit is the members interpretation of Annapolis and what it encompasses. Work includes views of the historic city, the architecture, the gardens, the people, and more. Opening Reception is on Monday, September 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The exhibit is on display now through September 28 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Working the Water is a publication documenting the Chesapeake Bay’s contribution to the seafood industry by local photographer, Jay Fleming. With over 300 photographs of nearly every fishery In Maryland and Virginia, Jay sheds light on the lives of those individuals whose livelihoods is dependent on the Bay. Now, you can see his work on display at Maryland Hall, including photographs from his upcoming book “Island Life” – a documentation of life on Smith and Tangier Islands. The exhibit is on display now through November 3 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Enjoy a Decorative Arts Tour at the William Paca House and Garden on Monday, September 17 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The tour will focus on the fine decorative arts collection Historic Annapolis has acquired.
The Muddy Creek Artists Guild’s Studio Tour is September 29 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. This self-guided tour allows you to visit any (or all) participating artists studios throughout southern Anne Arundel County. Experience the behind-the-scenes and get a chance to learn the “how” and “why” of their work.
The Soothsayers 3D is an installation of sculptural prints by Emily Lombardo that focuses on the grand narrative of struggle and love that encompasses us all throughout life. This collection of appropriative art will be on display at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts now through October 12 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Architect & Apprentice is an exhibition focusing on the relationship of the Hammond-Harwood House architect, William Buckland and his apprentice and craftsman. On display until December 31 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm every day, come learn the history of one of Colonial America’s premier 18th-century architects.