As the holiday season approaches the popular First Sunday Arts Festival hosts its season finale on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Annapolis. This event is gearing up to be the biggest event yet with over 130 artisans filling the historic streets and parks in the Annapolis Arts District with some of the region’s best artists, crafters, musicians, and food.
“The festival continues to grow and every month new artisans join the festival. We are so lucky the community supports so many great local artisans,” said Erik Evans, The Festival’s Executive Director.
The festival provides the community with the opportunity to buy local and to have fun while shopping. Here you can meet the people that make the items you select and truly get to appreciate the craftsmanship. Shop from handcrafted jewelry, wheel-thrown pottery, hand-knitted hats and scarves, alpaca clothing, photography, paintings, candles, forged metal arts, fused glass, and home décor. The festival has also teamed up with the Annapolis Community Foundation to give away 500 trees in the Whitmore Park section of the festival.
Performers will be showcase 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, on the second block of West Street under the trees, and on Calvert Street in Whitmore Park hosted by Priddy Music Academy. Be sure to check out the music of Alyssa Shouse whose YouTube Channel following has over 270,000 subscribers while you enjoy the festival.
Admission to the festival is free. Annapolis Parking is free all day at the Calvert Street Garage at 19 St Johns Street and free parking until 4 pm or $2 all day at the John Whitmore Garage at 25 Clay Street. For more information about the festival, visit: www.firstsundayarts.com