First Sunday Arts Festival: Holiday Edition


— As the holiday season approaches the popular First Sunday Arts Festival kicks off the holiday shopping season on November 4th on the historic streets and parks of Downtown Annapolis Maryland with some of the regions best artists, crafters, musicians and food.

This is your opportunity to have fun while shopping in a street festival with live music, cafes, food trucks and your neighbors. Here you can meet the people that make the items you select and truly get to appreciate the craftsmanship. Shop from Hand Crafted Jewelry, Wheel Thrown Pottery, hand knitted hats and scarves, Photography, paintings, candles, forged metal arts, Fused glass, home décor, and more.

The afternoon also includes a great line up of free entertainment/Live music. For the kids there is face painting, and the coolest game room in town at Mission Escape Rooms – Annapolis.

Performers throughout the festival will be showcasing live music at four free performance stages including, Weisman Park near the Visit Annapolis Visitors Center which is a good spot to relax in the shade, the main stage next to Stan and Joe’s Saloon, City Gate Park on the second block of West Street, and on Calvert Street in Whitmore Park hosted by Priddy Music Academy.

As you shop at the festival be sure to check out the nearby unique boutiques and galleries in the Annapolis Arts District including Nancy Hammond Editions, The Annapolis Collection Gallery, FinArt Gallery & Studios, Whitehall Gallery, ArtFarm Annapolis, Wine & Design,Cindy Loo Hoo’s Boutique and more.

Show your support for the Arts, Made In USA and Made in Maryland by inviting your friends to First Sunday Arts Festival. Parking is free all day at the Calvert Street Parking Garage at 19 St Johns Street and free parking until 4pm at the Whitmore Parking Garage at 25 Clay Street.

Also mark your calendar for December for the lighting of the Holiday Light Canopy andAnnapolis Chocolate Binge Festival on West Street.

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