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Prism Annapolis

Prism Annapolis is a premier event venue located at the top of West Street across from the Westin in the heart of the Annapolis Arts District. Prism acts as a blank canvas to bring your creative vision to life! With a knowledgeable staff and a list of vendors to make your event memorable…

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Face Behind the Mask: Sherrie Ward of Wine & Design

Wine & Design is located at 32 West St, Annapolis, MD. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Faraci. Wine & Design is a true family affair, the partnership of Sherrie and Scott Ward, and Sherrie’s sister Charlotte Faraci. Located on upper West Street, the bright, colorful studio offers teacher-led painting…

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The First Sunday Arts Festival: Redefined

Aerial view of First Sunday Arts Festival on West Street. Photo courtesy of the Annapolis Arts District. The First Sunday Arts Festival, simply known as First Sunday to many, is one of those things Annapolitans have come to rely on and take for granted. Even for those who don’t set out to attend as…

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6 Ways to Explore Annapolis this December

You may not think of Annapolis as a your ideal wintry retreat this season, but according to Travel + Leisure Magazine, Annapolis is one of America's Best Towns for the Holidays. This holiday season promises to be no different. Whether you want to wander around town taking in the quiet of the season…

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Artist Mark Peria’s Colorful Birthday Surprise

A text from Charles Lawrance came across Mark Peria’s phone: “Can you help me in the gallery?” Mark headed over, parking his car near their Annapolis Arts District co-op gallery, FinArt, but a familiar Pennsylvania license plate caught his eye. He spotted his friend Jim, who made a surprise trip to…

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Annapolis Restaurants Celebrate Renovations

Out with the old and in with the new seems to be the motto around town recently. A handful of Annapolis restaurants summoned their inner Chip and Joanna Gains makeover skills as they revamped their locations. Sailor Oyster Bar is no stranger to shocking their clientele and making a statement…

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Women behind the Annapolis art scene: Joann Vaughan

When Joann Vaughan started school at the age of five, her father asked her, “Joann, what did you do for the good of the community today?” That’s a profound question for a five year old! Her parents were very taken with the Kennedy’s call to service, and modeled their beliefs. By asking her that…

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