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Paint Annapolis Nocturne

Paint Annapolis is a week-long plein air paint exhibition and competition spanning across historic downtown Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County. About 50-60 artists take on the task of artistically interpreting Annapolis’ historic architecture and marine atmosphere by using only watercolor…

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Annapolis Arts Week Preview

On June 1st through June 8th, Annapolis Arts Week celebrates the diversity of the arts in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County for its third year, highlighting eight days of visual, performance, and public art. The week will feature a juried, plein-air painting competition, Paint Annapolis, the fifth…

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Meet Plein Air Artist David Diaz

I recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with local plein air painter, David Diaz. Though it’s a cloudy day, David brightens up the block with his contagious personality. We talk about when the best time of day is to capture lights and shadows, color theory, and his seriously impressive…

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Five Reasons to Visit Annapolis Arts Week

June 1 – 10 marks the Second Annual Annapolis Arts Week. This week-long celebration of the arts encompasses a wide range of artistic creativity that makes up this historic city. Here are our top five reasons to visit Arts Week in Annapolis. Paint Annapolis Attendees can escape the ordinary and…

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Top 5 Ways to Welcome Springtime in Annapolis

It is time to come out of hibernation and enjoy the warming weather. Check out our Top 5 Ways to Welcome Springtime in Annapolis. Maryland Day Weekend April 6-8 Maryland’s birthday is March 25, but we dedicate an entire weekend in April to celebrate it! Join us at over 20 locations in Annapolis and…

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3 Ways to Explore Annapolis in June

Fun, outdoor festivals and events dominate the entertainment landscape of Annapolis in June. Aside from all the great tours, on the water activities, and outdoor dining options, this June welcomes a new, annual arts event as well as a revamped local favorite in the Annapolis Arts & Wine Festival…

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Collect Art Fresh off the Easel at Paint Annapolis

Whether you are a seasoned art collector or thinking about becoming one, this week in Annapolis offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire a piece that you love and to be a part of the story behind it. Maryland Federation of Art’s Paint Annapolis, the region’s first plein air competition of the year…

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Annapolis Loves Marine Art

“Waiting for Stronger Winds,” by David Turnbaugh, at the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery Love is in the air this month, and one thing Annapolis absolutely loves is Marine Art. Marine Art is any art that depicts ships and the sea. This art genre also includes portrayals of small boats, lighthouses…

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Catching Up with Local Plein Air Artist David Diaz

[caption id="attachment_2798" align="alignright" width="400"] Trucks in Cumberland, Maryland, an oil painting by David Diaz[/caption] It’s Paint Annapolis week and all over town we see artists painting “plein air”, which means to paint outside rather than in a studio. As a studio artist and…

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