Annapolis Arts District


The Annapolis Art Scene

Are you looking for a bit of art while in town? Head to West Street – between Church Circle and the Westin Annapolis Hotel – and experience Annapolis’ thriving Arts District. Here, you’ll find dozens of restaurants, art galleries, and music venues offering everything from painting classes to fine art for sale and annual events.

Dining In The Arts District

Aside from various art galleries, some of the local’s favorite restaurants call the Arts District home – many of which also supply patrons with live music after the sun goes down.


a woman paints a city scene at night
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Events In The Arts District

Events are another reason why locals love the Arts District. Every first Sunday of the month, from May through November, the first block of West Street is closed for the First Sunday Arts Festival. Local artisans set up tents and offer passersby some of the area’s most unique and tasteful arts and crafts. The Chocolate Binge Festival is another uniquely Annapolis festival, packed with quirky events, entertainment, and chocolate!

With two parking garages located on West Street, the Arts District is also the perfect place to leave the car and start your exploration of the city.