For decades, visitors have traveled to Annapolis to walk through our colonial streets and admire our outstanding architecture.
Throughout town you will also find an impressive array of public art like outdoor sculptures, paintings, murals and stained glass in public spaces that will tempt you to explore the City for its art alone. Along with an array of international award winning sculptors, today modern artists are adding to the creative legacies of Annapolis. Murals commissioned by the Art in Public Places Commission adorns walls throughout the City. In addition, art is found in Annapolis's historic houses, museums, churches and cemeteries, the State House, and the United States Naval Academy and St. John's College.
The Art In Public Places Commission (AIPPC) was established by the City Council in 2000 and is funded by the City of Annapolis, Foundation Grants, private contributions and sponsors interested in special art projects. Art In Public Places began its history in the 1930s with the Federal Art Project. It commissions art for public places.
The Annapolis AIPPC annually sponsors a summer concert series on the City Dock. Thursday Night with the Stars features local musicians from 6:30-8 on Thursdays in July and August. AIPPC also features local artist exhibits at City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, throughout the year.
Funding from AIPPC have supported an international competition with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, a choral with St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, many of the murals prominent in town, the Shoals sculpture and, of course, this Catalogue and Art Tour