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Current Scoop on the Vintage Loop

Captain Harvey’s Antiques , once a country store, is chock full of irresistible antiques and collectibles. Photo courtesy of Captain Harvey’s. Now that we’ve gotten all of the de-cluttering out of our systems, there are some gaps that need filling. Carve out time this weekend (though at least a…

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Art & the Maryland State House

History is the Maryland State House’s biggest lure for visitors. Fine art is easily overlooked when standing under the great dome of the only state house ever to have served as the US capitol. George Washington Comes to Town When you’re soaking in the aura of the restored Old Senate Chamber…

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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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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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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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Auctions and Lotteries: Art in the time of COVID-19

Katherine Burke and Jay Fleming at the Annapolis Collection Gallery. Photo courtesy of Annapolis Collection Gallery. We are all in varying stages of transition on the path to whatever will be our new normal, and for many it's starting to take shape, however slowly. The Annapolis area galleries are…

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Building an Art Exhibit with Jo Fleming

Before an art exhibit goes up, most galleries resemble an empty office space. Plain white walls, a visible chair or two, some power tools, and what could possibly be yesterday’s lunch. This is a special time because from the outside looking in, it seems as though this is a time of rest when in…

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Get Crafty this Holiday Season

After a season of heightened consumerism, nothing helps me recenter quite like making things with my hands. It helps me quiet my mind and refocus my attention on the things that bring me joy. Luckily in Annapolis, whether you’re a crafting newcomer or a celebrated professional, there are plenty of…

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Artists Who Collect Art: The Comports

With the fast approaching Annapolis Arts Week, a week-long citywide celebration of the arts where you’ll find plenty of artwork to offer for your own collection - I wanted to take a closer look at the art that artists collect. So I've settled on bringing that to light in this series: here you will…

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2019 Annapolis Film Festival Recap

I had the opportunity to be behind the scenes at the opening night of the 2019 Annapolis Film Festival. The rest of the weekend, however, had so much in store. Over 75 films, Q&A's and panel discussions with industry pros made Annapolis one of the most exciting places to be last weekend. Lucky for…

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