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Summer Art Camps for Kids: Virtual and In-Person

ArtFarm Studios offers two upcoming camps as part of their August summer camp series. Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. Summer camp in Annapolis is often ruled by outdoor activities, like sailing and boating. However, Annapolis is also a haven for the Arts! Our historic town on the Bay is privy to…

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Studio 39

Nestled in the Germantown neighborhood of Annapolis, Maryland, Studio 39 is the creative and performing space for Anne Arundel County Public Schools Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program. On my first visit, I peeked in classrooms, walked through a gallery, and spent time in the theatre…

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Annapolis Indie Film Club

Meet Sam Nagy, the founder of the Annapolis Indie Film Club (AIFC). As a native Annapolitan, she dreamed of sharing her love of independent film with her local community. AIFC is a group of film-lovers on a mission to support, promote and celebrate independent films and the people who make them…

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Local Artist Kelly Blorstad

The gallery doors at ArtFarm (45 West Street) could barely open the evening of Kelly Blorstad’s exhibit release party. As I forced my way through the entrance, I strained to set my eyes on the novice creator. Skirted by family and fans, she was hard to see. But in between the head of a friend and…

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Get Crafty this Holiday Season

Ready or not, December is always the month that is turned up to 11 for the holiday. Like a giant star that shines brightest just before it disappears, the year ends with the energy of maximum festivities, decadence, and to-do lists. Courtesy of AR Workshop When I start to feel overwhelmed by it…

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ArtFarm: Annapolis' Community Art Hub

Since the dawn of humanity, it has always been our inclination as a species to make things and document our world. It is in our inherent nature to find our tribe and build community. A wander into the little shop at 45 West Street – where two biz ladies dwell – is a return to that creative…

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Art Shopping this Holiday Season

Old-fashioned holidays sometimes feel like a thing of the past, what with gift shopping promotions starting two months early and everyone shopping for online deals. Cyber-shopping has reached an all-new and frenzied high… and can give us a lot of anxiety along the way! Patrice Drago, Beginning…

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Alison Harbaugh, Local Photographer and Filmmaker

Alison Harbaugh If you’ve heard Annapolis come up in conversation when discussing art recently, there’s a good chance Alison Harbaugh had a hand in spreading the word. Owner of Freckle Photography and Sugar Farm Productions in Annapolis, Alison has always had a dream of creating a space where…

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In Annapolis, Art is for Sharing

A year ago, local artist Sally Wern Comport completely immersed herself in the beliefs, histories, and imagery of Martin Luther King, Jr., even attending the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Why? She was researching King for the illustrations of her latest Simon & Schuster children’s…

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