05.15.15

First Sunday Arts Artists and Crafters for June 7th 2015

Posted in First Sunday Arts Vendors at 7:11 pm by Administrator

The artists are coming to Annapolis on June 7th from 11am to 5pm. They will fill the Streets and Parks at the entrance to the Annapolis’ Arts and Entertainment District during the First Sunday Arts festival on West and Calvert Streets. Admission is Free ! Parking is free at the State Parking garage on the corner of Rowe and Calvert streets just 2 blocks from the festival.

Check out the list of great local and regional artist below that are scheduled to attend. More info at www.firstsundayarts.com

West Street

Kristen Huddle Bozie’s Bags Purses / Pet
Kathy Ferris Jessica’s Hearts Foundation Jewelry/glass
Sarah Sewell-Tippin Joyful Clay Pottery/Jewelry
Sheri Weinhold SLM Gifts metal garden art
Sheri Weinhold SLM Gifts metal garden art
Sheri Weinhold SLM Gifts metal garden art
Rosemary Flood Paxis Place Pottery Pottery
Damaris Bourhland Damaris Toy works Wood Toys
Janice Brock Janice’s Table Linen
Jeffery Oh Tree to Art cutting boards
Pat McDuffie Perfectly Bazaar Stained Glass
Alice Faber Paintings/Prints
Laura Moore Laura Moore Designs Jewelry/coastal
Maureen McPhail Pine Terrace Treasures Pet / Photography/ windows
Jennifer Roros Seaside Designs Driftwood / Nautical
Sarah Taylor Framing of the Shoe paintings ceramics
Amelia Arria Cityshapes Photo photography
Trish Doty Paintings/Prints
Sarah Trevisan Sarah Studios handpaint pepermills and acc
Paul Irene Aspell Paul Aspell Pottery Pottery / Paintings
Austin Camacho Intrigue Publishing Books
Mark Fishbein Imagine Greawear clothes kids and adult
Julie Obrien Frosted Trash Jewelry/coastal
Tom Anderson Olde Dog Purses/ Wallets
Victoria Tom Darn Spunky Photography/Jewelry
Michelle Lillie Lillie Pad Studios Glass-blown
leaf fitter sponsor
Landscape Design Center plants
Carlos Zepeda Co Zaana Jelwelry/silver gemstone
Ralph Daniel Sungold Crafts Glass / Jewelry
Jill Lee Custom Dog Jackets Pet
Holly Deutch Holly Blue Jewelry jewelry/silver
3 Clothing clothing and accessories
Lisa Nardi Lisa Nardi Photography photography
Kathy Middlebrook Providence Center Pottery / Wood
Manny Zeeni Painted Coins jewelry/coins
Ruth McGovern By the Bay Creations Driftwood Art
Joan Michael Devaney Glass Art Glass / Jewelry / Blown / Fused
Eileen Russell American Creations Wood / Knives
David Guy Decker Guy-Decker Studio Photograhs/Paintings/Prints
William Phillips Kool Crab Pottery
Christopher Woods Waters Woods wood tables boats
Jacqueline Handley Jacqueline Handley Designs clothes/ Jewelry
Kathy Mebus Two Sister Seashell Designs Wedding Bouquets and Acc
Larry Taylor Taylor Turnings woodturning
David Folio Folio Art Glass glass fused
Rachael Kondyles Open Eyes Press Towels
Heather Reichard Blue Eyed DragonFly Mixed Medea Recycled Art
Aaron Krosner Kelevras Photography photography
Alison Shriver Alison Shriver Designs Paper Cuttings
Sue Whitehouse-Evenson Tres Jolie Jewelry/polymer
Jean Colandrea floor cloths
Christine Cots henna face painting
Heather Reichardson Blue Eyed DragonFly Mixed Medea Recycled Art
Scott American Design Build sponsor
Patrice De Los Rios Peruvian Trend Jewlery
Jessica Rhine Coastal Bath and Spa soap/candles/robes
Gina Seebachan Playseum framed floral
Sue Posey Posey’s by the Sea Jewery Sea Glass décor
Mary Jo Light metal garden art
Anne Taylor Parker Place rugs
Terry Pool Terry Pool Design Jewelry/silver&Gemstone
Dave Hyde Dave Hyde Photography photography
Shannon Sterner/ Eric Roberge Sterner Art Company Face Painting

City Gate

Wendy Dean Omnibus Publishing Book Publisher MD Authors
Cynthia Johnson C Farrell Johnson Fine Arts prints/cards
Regen Lynn Alloyed Earth Jewelry jewelry
Karen Forbes Bead Quest Jewelry

Whitmore Park

Hallie Farley Greystone Handcrafed Jewelry Jewelry
Tybar Middlekauff Wicked Rabyt Candles
Eric Laura Mahaffey Annapolis Caramel Company Food- Caramel
Jo Giannico Jolin Designs Jewelry
Andrew Aughenbaugh Augies Adventures photograhs
Clair Guerra Twinkle Candle Company Candles- soy
Livia Fiorio Liva Caterina Art Paintings and Henna
Simply Di Designs Jewelry
Colibri Crafts
Fay Mauro Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center nonprofit
Angel Lacey Froggy Pants Creations Dog Acc
Beads at Garden Lampworked glass beads accessories
Kimmings Jewelry Jewelry
Stephen Cimo Azul 2 Artisans Imports Nepal/mexican
Heather Brice Tropic of Capricorn Jewelry
Michael Strickland M + D Gift Art Clocks
Phyllis Proctor Maddi Fine Art Paintings
Renee Guerassio Beautiful Designs by Renee Jewelry/Ravens
Barclay McCauley Barclay Soap Co soap
Tish Mayne Kitchen Saver sponsor
Nate Andrea Oshea Great Frogs Winery Winery

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04.24.15

First Sunday Arts Festivals continues to blossom in Annapolis on May 3, 2015

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 1:09 pm by Administrator

What started out as 2 businesses on West Street in Annapolis hosting art receptions at the same time on Sundays in 2001 has grown today into a monthly arts and crafts festival called First Sunday Arts. In the first few years the festival was lucky to survive as West Street was under construction with its streets, sidewalks and underground utilities being replaced. Today the new brick lined West Street welcomes visitors and locals to the Arts and Entertainment Gateway of Annapolis.

Over the years the festival has grown. Today it is bringing thousands of locals to the first blocks of West Street and to Whitmore Park on Calvert Street in Annapolis. They come to shop from local and regional artists and crafters selling their artwork. Over the years more than 1,000 different artists and Crafters have exhibited at the festivals. Each month you will find just over 100 vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glass, clothing, purses, wood-turnings, furniture, sculpture, photography, paintings and more. With the first festival of the year just being a week before Mother’s Day this is the perfect place to find something unique and original for mom.

All the restaurants in the festival area will be setting up cafes in the streets, so its easy to take a break and enjoy some good food. Several of the restaurants also host entertainment indoors during and after the festival including Ramshead Tavern, 49 West coffeehouse and Gallery, Stan and Joes and Tsunami.

Performers throughout the festival will be showcasing live music, dance, theater and more in 3 free performance areas including, Weisman Park near the Visitors Center which is s a good spot to relax in the shade, the parking lot next to Stan and Joe’s Saloon hosts the main stage and Whitmore Park on Calvert Street will host the new Community Art Performance Stage. The kids can also have fun getting faces painted or trying a henna tattoo.

For the month of May bring your camera to the festival because the festival will be extending the May Day celebrations with flower baskets throughout the festival made by the restaurants, galleries and vendors. Plus there are several galleries with new exhibits in the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District to check out, including Nancy Hammond Gallery, Fin Art, Whitehall Gallery and The Annapolis Collection Gallery.

Attendance has grown over the years as well. Today depending on the weather its not uncommon to have 4,000 to 7,000 people attend each of the monthly festivals. The First Sunday Arts festivals are lucky to be on West Street where parking is not an issue. There is 5 parking garages including Gott’s, Whitmore, Knighton, Loews and the State Garage within a 1 to 3 block stroll from the festival. Plus with so many Annapolis’ locals attending the festival, many just walk or bike in from the surrounding downtown communities of the Historic District, Murray Hill, Presidents Hill and Clay Street. The high numbers of locals attending also means you will find a lot of friendly pets joining their families at the First Sunday Arts Festivals

To accommodate the larger festival attendance the festival has increased the hours of the festival to start at 11am instead of noon and has added a seventh month to the lineup. This years festivals will be on the first Sunday of each month May to November on the first block of West Street and in Whitmore Park on Calvert Street in Annapolis

Admission to the First Sunday Arts Festivals is always free and free parking is available at the Bladen Street State Garage on the corner of Calvert Street and Bladen Street. The first Festival of the year will be Sunday May 3rd from 11am to 5pm. Festivals continue on June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, and November 1.

For more info visit www.firstsundayarts.com

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04.23.15

First Sunday Arts festival Vendors for Sunday May 3rd

Posted in First Sunday Arts Vendors at 8:22 am by Administrator

Please join us on Sunday May 3rd for 11am to 5pm at First Sunday Arts Festivals in Annapolis Maryland. This is the perfect time to start shopping for Mothers Day and to enjoy the start of spring. Space numbers and vendors subject to change.

West Street
Space Vendor Vendor type
1 Kristen Huddle Bozie’s Bags Purses / Pet
2 Deborah Hines River Rock Glass Studio Glass
3 Sarah Sewell-Tippin Joyful Clay Pottery / Jewelry
4 Diane Dehoff Paintings with Repurpose Furniture
5 Dave Hyde Dave Hyde Photography photography
6 Janey Harrington Silk Creations by Janey Scarves / Art
7 Ruth McGovern By the Bay Creations Driftwood Art
9 Catherine Dolch Arts & Carafes Paintings/Prints
10 Diane Rison Grace at work Jewelry/scarves
11 Nicole Gordon 3 Clothing Clothing and Accessories
12 Alice Faber Paintings/Prints
13 Laura Moore Laura Moore Designsl Jewelry/coastal
17 Maureen McPhail Pine Terrace Treasures Pet / Photography/ windows
18 Sarah Trevisan Sarah Studios handpaint pepermills and acc
19 Heather Reichardson Blue Eyed DragonFly Mixed Medea Recycled Art
20 Amelia Arria Cityshapes Photo photography
23 Rachael Kondylas Open Eyes Press Textiles/prints
24 Paul Irene Aspell Paul Aspell Pottery Pottery / Paintings
26 Deanna Williams Handemade by Deanna Purses/Aprons/ Acc
27 Julie Obrien Frosted Trash Jewelry/coastal
28 Jill Jasuta Secrets of the Eastern Shore photography
29 Samantha Zippilli A Little lovely Life Kids Clothes / Furniture
30 Trish Doty Paintings/Prints
31 leaf fitter sponsor
32 Landscape Design Center plants
33 Carlos Zepeda Co Zaana Jelwelry/silver gemstone
34 Ralph Daniel Sungold Crafts Glass / Jewelry
35 April Alayne Always April illustrations
36 Holly Deutch Holly Blue Jewelry jewelry/silver
37 Sheri Weinhold SLM Gifts metal garden art
38 Sheri Weinhold SLM Gifts metal garden art
39 Sheri Weinhold SLM Gifts metal garden art
40 Dee Wagman Wagman Designs Jewelry/glass&wood
41 Clair Guerra Twinkle Candle Candles
42 Jon Renee Nordsrom Sometimes Sleep Books / Paintings
43 Thomas Snyder Swamphox Photography photography
44 Sarah Taylor Framing of the Shoe paintings ceramics
45 William Phillips Kool Crab Pottery
46 Victoria Tom Darn Spunky Photography/Jewelry
47 Jacqueline Handley Jacqueline Handley Designs clothes/ Jewelry
48 lucia Robson Author/books
50 David Folio Folio Art Glass glass fused
51 Terri Flaherty Annapolis Quilt Guild quilts
52 Bernie Houston Sea Drift Sculptures Driftwood Art
54 Shannon Sterner/ Eric Roberge Sterner Art Company Face Painting
55 Ellen Robinson Ejay Art Pottery
56 Alison Shriver Alison Shriver Designs Paper Cuttings
57 Sue Whitehouse-Evenson Tres Jolie Jewelry/polymer
59 Jessica Rhine Coastal Bath and Spa soap/candles/robes
60 Jackie Skarzynski Chelsea Market Designs Jewelry/ pearls&Gemstone
61 Scott American Design Build sponsor
65 Sue Posey Posey’s by the Sea Jewery Sea Glass décor
66 Mary Jo Light metal garden art
67 Anne Taylor Parker Place rugs
68 Terry Pool Terry Pool Design Jewelry/silver&Gemstone
69 Tom Anderson Olde Dog Purses/ Wallets
70 Karen Danella Cedarwood Soaps Soap


City Gate

2 Emily Lane Twin Ridge Naturals soaps
3 Katia Barskina Kat Art paintings cards jewelry
4 Cynthia Johnson C Farrell Johnson Fine Arts prints/cards
5 Andrew Aughenbaugh Augies Adventures photograhs

Whitmore Park
1 Hallie Farley Greystone Handcrafed Jewelry Jewelry
2 Nate Andrea Oshea Great Frogs Winery Winery
3 Carla Lake Nil Sen La Soap
4 Eric Laura Mahaffey Annapolis Caramel Company Food- Caramel
5 Stephen Cimino Azul 2 Artesania Nepal resale 10% made by vendor
7 Wendy Carballo Tatting by Wendy Jewelry
8 Jenna Petterson Calvert Kettle Korn popcorn
9 Stephen Norberg Thunder Beast Food- Root Beer
10 Almila Ozdek Gemotica Jewelry
15 Yumi Vong Rogueries Jewelry Jewelry
16 Ellenor Alvarez Friends of the Arts Non-profit
17 Maurizio Eusebi Alessandra Eusebi Jewelry Jewelry
19 John Balacki From the good Earth Paintings
21 Anne Boroughs painting on glass mugs etc
22 Heather Brice Tropic of Capricorn Jewelry
24 Hope Shakya Inspired Fashions Asia Fair Trade Clothing
26 Neil Vosters Randalia Bee Hives Honey and related items
27 Mary Shultz Unique and Just Right for You Jewelry
29 Tybar Middlekauff Wicked Rabyt Candles
32 Food Truck Food Truck
33 Ice Cream Lady Ice Cream Lady Food Truck
35 snow cones Food Truck

More festival info at www.firstsundayarts.com

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11.28.14

FIRST SUNDAY ARTS FESTIVAL HOLIDAY EDITION

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 3:05 am by Administrator

WHEN: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE: HISTORIC WEST STREET IN DOWNTOWN ANNAPOLIS (Between Church Circle and Calvert Streets)

annapolisholidayartfestival

West Street will be buzzing on Sunday, December 7th as artisans of The Holiday Edition of First Sunday Arts Festival line both sides of the street. Contemporary works of wood, clay, glass, metal and fiber will be available for purchase: handbags and alpaca hats — stained and blown glass —metal, wood, and driftwood sculpture —unique outfits for children (as well as Fido) — original watercolors, oils, and photography —re-purposed furniture and rugs—decorative candles and soaps—chocolates and caramels — handcrafted jewelry — incredible nautical art and whimsical gifts galore. All original and hand-made by the artists!

And with a choice of more than a half dozen fine restaurants, festival-goers can savor Italian specialties, Asian-fusion delicacies, south of the border selections, gourmet sandwiches, pastries and coffee while dining al fresco or indoors. Or, relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

Smooth jazz and specialty music — perfect for an afternoon of strolling — will cheer festival guests. Bring the children for face painting, and, of course, dogs are welcome to hang out, too!

visit www.firstsundayarts.com

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10.02.14

First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis: October 5th on Historic West Street

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 1:55 pm by Administrator

Over 100 fine artists and crafters as well as entertainers and musicians will put their talents on display when First Sunday Arts Festival holds its final street festival of the 2014 season on Sunday, October 5th from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm on historic West Street in downtown Annapolis.

In addition to a plethora of local and regional artists, photographers, and woodcrafters whose original work — as with all exhibitors — is for purchase, the festival displays arts and crafts of all genres to make a visit even more enjoyable: fiber art; pottery; glass; metal; printmaking, sculpture. And, as Annapolis is “the sailing capital of the nation,” visitors can be assured there will be a full slate of artists and crafters displaying nautical paintings, decorative items, and hand-forged jewelry. There’s face-painting for the children, and dogs are welcome, too!

Come early and enjoy the soothing music of guitarist Jonathan Stone at 49 West Coffeehouse or take in a Bloody Mary at Stan and Joe’s. Meander through the many shops such as The Annapolis Collection Gallery, devoted to the display of the Annapolis master painters who have received recognition for their artistic talents. Enjoy lunch and a drink at one of the outdoor cafes set up in the street. And, at the end of the day, the festival continues on the patio of Ramshead Tavern.

October’s sponsors are: Evolve Medical Clinics, Leaf Filter Gutter Guards, Kitchen Savers, Long Fence, and Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing.

The continued growth of the First Sunday Arts Festivals is reflected in the increasing strength and quality of the exhibitors and performers as well as the thousands of visitors who have come together to make each Sunday a success. Visit www.firstsundayarts.com for information for the forthcoming 2015 season.

The musical line-up for October 5th:

At Whitmore Park

12:30 pm – 2:15 pm: Telesma
The Telesma experience is an ecstatic trans-cultural phenomenon with a highly infectious and danceable beat. Exploding on the Baltimore music scene in 2002, Telesma’s sound has been sometimes described as “psychedelic tribal modern world dance music, with diverse sounds ranging from intense polyrhythmic rock to the trance-like pulses of modern electronic dance/groove music.

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Kings of Crownsville
Kings of Crownsville play dynamic, accessible music to suit sophisticated tastes. They take great tunes, add a touch of New Orleans, a pinch of jazz, a hint of world-beat, and ground it all in solid alt-rock sensibility. And they write the best new music in Annapolis and take a fresh look at songs by everyone from Johnny Mercer to David Byrne.

At Wiseman Park

12:30 pm – 2:15 pm: The Basement Band
As The Basement Band, Annapolis blues-roots-rocker Dean Rosenthal joins forces with Gary, Leah, Tom, and Jeff to perform the music of Bob Dylan and The Band. The result is a powerful presentation of classic and inventive covers of some of the best songs written in this era.

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm: Out of Many
REGGAE! The roots of this group go back to 1993, when guitarist Chris Mohr met up with bassist Gary Peresta’s reggae group “Rice Dream.” Now in 2014, Jah has brought together Jamaican songstresses Wendy Sh who has breathed new life into things with a new name “Out of Many,” from Jamaica’s National Motto “Out of Many, One People.” Out of Many is very proud to have great collaborators: trombonists Andre Grant and Tim Kelly, Gabriel Andino on drums and sax, and others.

At Stan & Joe’s Parking Lot

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: Rocky Jones
Rocky Jones is a practitioner of musical dreamscaping and applied funkology. He uses guitars, his voice, and other tools to make music. At this performance, he works with the amazing Shapeshifter to add an exciting visual element to his performance. ‘Shapeshifter’ is a DC metro based hoop-dancer and fire spinner.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Troupe Sestraluna
Troupe Sestraluna is a professional dance troupe specializing in belly dance and world dance fusion. They aspire to entertain, educate and celebrate the art of dance, creativity and community through performances, instruction and community outreach.

3:00 pm – 4:45pm: Jenn, Larry and Pete
Jenn Reichwein Byrne, Larry Byrne & Pete Reichwein (aka Lumpy) bring on the great sounds of stand up bass, dobro, guitar and sultry vocals to entertain your Sunday afternoon.

At City Gate Park

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: Donna Fischer
Donna has been singing and performing for 30+ years and is known in the Annapolis area as a former member of the “Brothers & Sisters” vocal band. Currently performing in an acoustic trio with Jon Arason and Don Lamb-Minor, she presents the soft side of folk country and pop.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Jonathon Stone and Mike Noonan (Classic Brazilian Guitar and Trombone)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Joanne Murphy & friends
A multi-instrumentalist and folk singer, local musician Joann Murphy will transport your soul to another place and a simpler time. The sounds of her iconic hammered dulcimer will raise your spirit with joy.

Visit us at www.firstsundayarts.com for more info.

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09.04.14

First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis Sept 7, 2014

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 12:14 pm by Administrator

First Sunday Arts Festival, where the emphasis is on fine art and fine crafts, showcases the work of over 130 artisans displaying their creativity and talent. And, as with former months, September’s venue promises to offer a variety of displays from nautical paintings to patchwork quilts; from elegant sculptures to recycled whimsical wind chimes; from hand-hammered silver jewelry to an array of pottery hand-crafted by extraordinary artists. Photography – driftwood crafts – oil cloth rugs – metal work garden items are just a few of the selections for purchase. And there’s something for everyone including face painting for the children, hand-knitted baby items, and the latest fashions for your favorite canine (who is, of course, also invited on a leash). And, it’s all FREE on September 7th from noon to 5:00 pm on historic West and Calvert Streets.

Come early and enjoy the soothing music of guitarist Jonathan Stone at 49 West Coffeehouse or take in a Bloody Mary at Stan and Joe’s. Meander through the many shops such as The Annapolis Collection Gallery, devoted to the display of the Annapolis master painters who have received recognition for their artistic talents. And, at the end of the day, the festival continues on the patio of Ramshead Tavern.

September’s sponsors are: Leaf Filter Gutter Guards, Kitchen Savers, Evolve Medical Clinics, and Champion Windows.

There will be only one more opportunity to enjoy First Sunday on October 5th. For more information, visit www.firstsundayarts.com

Our Musical Line-Up:

At Whitmore Park

12:00pm – 2:30pm

Rumba Club: This 25 year old East Coast ensemble “has joined the pantheon of great latin jazz groups” says the 52nd Street Review. Veteran members have performed, recorded and toured extensively with jazz and latin greats of the past and future. Each of their four recordings on the prestigious Palmetto record label, are produced by latin jazz luminary, Andy Gonzalez of Fort Apache Band fame. Their latest release “Radio Mundo,” played to raves from Downbeat, Jazz Times, and The Washington Post. Their 2001 release “Radio Mundo” has received outstanding critical acclaim and was selected as one of the year’s ten best CD’s by Jazziz Magazine.

3:00 pm – 4:45pm

Meg Mary

Meg Murray & Angie Miller are two of Annapolis’ favorite local chick singers/songwriters who have been performing in many of the clubs, pubs and venues around town. When this dynamic duo plays together, their soaring melodies and lovely harmonies expand each song, taking the audience along for an engaging and playful musical ride. Both Angie & Meg write their own songs, ranging stylistically from pop, folk, rock, r&b, and when performing together, they interpret the songs of their heroes making each song their own.

At Wiseman Park

12:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Bumper Jacksons

After two short years, the Bumper Jacksons have gained national recognition, bringing together dancers and listeners across the Eastern seaboard. The Bumper Jacksons have positioned themselves squarely at the helm of the young roots music scene in DC, pioneering a new, fresh take on American music. Recognized as DC’s “Best Traditional Folk Band” at the Washington Area Music Awards this past year, the Bumper Jacksons have pounced onto the national scene. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, from street blues, to country swing, to viper jazz, the Bumper Jacksons bring the audience into the center of a party where everyone is invited and the dance floor never sleeps.

3:00pm – 4:45pm

Jenn Reichwein Byrne, Larry Byrne & Pete Reichwein (aka Lumpy) bring on the great sounds of stand up bass, dobro, guitar and sultry vocals to entertain your Sunday afternoon.

At Stan & Joe’s Parking Lot

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Teelin Irish Dance Company

Teelin Irish Dance Company is known for performances that accentuate the energy of Irish dance with cutting edge choreography. From the graceful beauty of jigs and reels, to the thundering beat of percussive dance, a performance by this company leaves audience members at the edge of their seats, wishing for more! Based in Columbia, Maryland, the Teelin Irish Dance Company has graced stages locally, nationally, and internationally. These world class Irish step dancers have been enthralling audiences with their award-winning choreography since 2001.

3:00pm until 4:45pm

Kick It!: Move, Motivate, and Inspire!

Kick It! is an integrated martial arts program that empowers young women (ages 7-12) to move, motivate, and inspire the community around them. In addition to playing games and learning martial arts, girls make strides in social and emotional development through their discussion-based approach to girls’ concerns such as cliques, self-esteem, bullying, and more. Kick It! empowers girls with the tools and experiences to approach life with optimism, resiliency, and fearlessness!

…. And our September strolling troubadours include David Baldwin trio (American Roots Blues); Jonathon Stone; and Mike Noonan (Classic Brazilian Guitar and Trombone).

Visit www.firstsundayarts.com

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08.02.14

First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis: August 3rd on Historic West Street

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 12:26 am by Administrator

Over 100 Artists and Crafters, Music, Dance, and Performances

Summer is a prime season for visits to Historic Downtown Annapolis and is the perfect time for taking in the First Sunday Arts Festival with its many cafes and shops on West Street. The line up of free events for the day is a well-rounded smorgasbord of art-related fun for the whole family with over 100 fine artists and crafters lining the streets. These local and regional artists will be exhibiting silkscreen, pottery, hand blown and fused glass, nautical paintings and photography, wood turnings, iron works, jewelry, books, face paintings, henna tattoos, painted ostrich eggs and more. One of the great things about shopping at First Sunday Arts is meeting the artisans, learning their stories and feeling their passion about the unique items they create. The date is Sunday, August 3 from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm.

Come early and enjoy the soothing music of guitarist Jonathan Stone at 49 West Coffeehouse or take in a Bloody Mary at Stan and Joe’s. Meander through the many shops such as The Annapolis Collection Gallery, devoted to the display of the Annapolis master painters who have received recognition for their artistic talents. And, at the end of the day, the festival continues with steel drums by The Geckos on the patio of Ramshead Tavern. Dogs are welcome, too! Life is good on West Street!

August’s sponsors are: Remodel USA, Leaf Filter Gutter Guards, Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing, and Nu Look Home Design.

There will be two more opportunities to enjoy First Sunday activities in 2014: September 7 and October 5. For more information, visit www.firstsundayarts.com

Our Musical Line-Up:

At Whitmore Park:

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Mike Heuer’s: Heuer’s sound stems from a handful of styles. Trained classically, Mike’s now loosely tagged as a funk-soul artist, though you’re sure to find elements of R&B, folk, and jazz in the mix. With his debut self-titled EP now cut, he’s continuing to sharpen his live sound and songwriting and add more venues to the list. Catch him and his band, Bonfuego, every week in the DMV.

2:30 – 4:30 pm

Ursula Ricks: “Once you’ve heard Ursula Ricks, you are forever changed by the sultry voice and the way she makes your heart and soul feel.” Ursula’s new CD will do nothing less than her voice on stage has always done. She will move you to tears or move you to dance; either way, you’re gonna be moved!

At Wiseman Park:

12:30 pm – 2:15 pm

TradeMark: Back by popular demand! The acoustic rock/country trio of Richard Strickland, Steve Sitton and Mark Magistrelli features strong vocal harmonies backed with an acoustic guitar, bass and drums. Their good time energy and sound is a great fit for any venue. TradeMark covers tunes from the Eagles, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and many more.

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Three Shot Mocha: Playing together since November of 2011, Three Shot Mocha covers classic jazz standards with some contemporary surprises thrown in. Their diverse tastes and backgrounds in music, from barbershop harmony to boogie woogie piano to bluegrass to rock, provides for interesting and sometimes unexpected arrangements. However, jazz is their passion and it shows whether crooning a ballad or swinging out on the sax. The more coffee they drink, the faster they play.

And don’t miss the Strolling Troubadours: Good Measure, with Frances Moyer on bass, Sue Straney on fiddle, and Stanley Haley on guitar. Good Measure plays an upbeat, tuneful, eclectic mix of oldies, country, bluegrass and swing, and they sing and harmonize real sweet, too. Frances, Sue and Stanley are good friends who have been playing and singing together since 1999.

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06.27.14

Artists and Crafters at First Sunday Arts July 6 2014

Posted in First Sunday Arts Vendors at 9:13 pm by Administrator

Its a full days worth of great artists and crafters to shop at First Sunday Arts festivals. The following are scheduled for July 6th from noon to 5pm

Alayne April April Alayne, Illustrator
Anderson Laura Eclipse Designs
Arria Amelia City Shapes Photography
Barbato Alissa Alissa Barbato Pottery and Sculpture
Basta J.S. J.S. Basta Designs
Benitez Alex The Art of Alex
Bhathrari Maritza Himalayan Accents
Boelman Leah Little Green Things
Bourland Demaris Demaris Toy Works
Brock Janice Janice’s Table
Brogan Forest Brogan Pottery
Bryant Ashley Fresh and Poppy
Burick James Annapolis Jewelers and Precious Metals
Cappelli Kathy Oxford Bags
Christhilf Donna Nautical Fabrics
Cody Karen Silkscreen and Batik Art
Colandrea Jean Jean Colandrea Canvas Floorcloths
Daniel Ralph Sungold Crafts
Darnell Ashley In Rare Form Ceramics
Dassa Ira Silk Designs
DeHart Patricia DeHart Designs Oil Paintings
DeHoff Diana Painting with Purpose
Dickerson Marcia Foot Bling Things
Dill Stacy Love Obsessed
Dodd Lindsay Lindsay Dodd Art
Dorcean Chyna Chyna Dorcean Jewelry
Doty Trish Watercolors by Trish Doty
Eanes Kathi Delicate Drapes
Ferris Kathy Jessica’s Hearts
Flood Rosemary Paxis Place Pottery
Forbes Karen Bead Quest Jewelry
Fritz Deb Deb Fritz Design
Gamble Valerie My Heart and Soul Baskets
Giannico Jo Jolin Designs
Gomillion T.H. T.H. Gomillion Paintings
Gonzales Johnny The Whisper Studio
Goodman Goeffrey Bliss Jewelry and Driftwood
Greenwood Deena Designs by Deena
Handley Jackie Jackie Handley Designs
Hare Mandi Rustic Decor by Mandi
Hayes Sharon Joyce Original Paintings
Heiser Joe Easel Treks
Herstein Wendy Sunfire Jewelry
Hines Deborah River Rock Studio Glass Art
Hohl Katie Kt Kreates
Holcomb Barbara Print Designs
Hyde David David Hyde Photography
Johansen Damon Silvers Reign
Kahl Katy Brainy Day Kids
Kelevras Aaron Kelevras Phototgraphy
Kellum Laurie Silent-e-Creations
Kimball Alice Lost Marbles Jewelry
Kirckhoff Wende Just Sew Darling
Lavault Becca Lavault Jewelry
Lewis Nataccia Monarch Scents Soaps
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More information about First Sunday Arts Festivals at www.firstsundayarts.com

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06.26.14

First Sunday Arts Festival – A “National Arts Destination”

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 11:30 pm by Administrator

Join us in historic Annapolis, the sailing capital of the nation, for the July 6th First Sunday Arts Festival. For five hours – from noon until five — a portion of historic West Street above State Circle is closed to cars and transforms into a fun festival of live music and entertainment, arts, crafts, cafes and shops. The Festival, which continues around the corner into Whitmore Park and City Gate Park, is free and a family affair for all ages. It’s the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon outdoors surrounded by talented performers, musicians, and over 100 booths of very select arts and crafts. Plus several of the West Street restaurants become outdoor cafes with perfect seating to watch the fun and people go by!

Performing in Whitmore Park on Calvert Street –

12:00pm until 2:00pm:

Angela Charles: Angela Charles is a singer/songwriter from Maryland and no stranger to the Annapolis and Baltimore music scene. Her favorite music style is acoustic singer/songwriter with a folk influence, which you can definitely hear in her original tunes. Currently, Angela is writing her debut full-length CD which will be released sometime before the end of the year. Angela is a friend to all, not easy to forget and she sings her heart out. If you get the chance to see her perform live, take it!

2:30pm until 4:30pm:

Pipe Dream: Old School favorites, the Pipe Dreams have influenced the music scene in Annapolis for decades. Well worth adding to your calendar, a must-see at this first Sunday.

Performing in Wiseman Park on West Street –

12:30pm until 2:15pm:

Lilly and Mudd: Smoky, sassy and sultry, Annapolis-based group Lilly & Mudd is drawing a lot of interest in the region. In both their original music and their remix of rarely covered tunes the group defies categorical genre. Singer-Songwriters Tish Martinez and Don Lamb-Minor team up with accomplished musicians Mark Chapin and Larry Griffin to deliver an acoustic sound with the perfect modicum of blues to put an edge to their music. Lead singer Tish Martinez’s rich, deep and urbane voice sets the character of this group. You don’t want to miss them.

3:00pm until 4:45pm:

ShamRogues: Labeled as ‘The Best Irish band to EVER play in Baltimore,” The ShamRogues have been entertaining crowds all over the East Coast since 2009 with their unique brand of Irish music and dance. From Washington D.C. to Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the famous Irish venues of New York City, the band has attracted fans of all ages and walks of life wherever they travel with their show. Having recently performed a series of sell out shows in Ireland, the band has blasted onto the international scene in a blaze of electric fiddles and banjos. Formed by banjo player and County Laois native Jim Phelan, the band features Adam Wyatt on Vocals and Bodhran, the internationally renowned fiddler Johnny Benson, Chris Marsheck on Guitar, Gary Peresta on Bass, Rich Boshart on Drums and 8-time World Irish Dancing Championship finalist Katie Fox. Not a band to stand around on stage blasting out song after song, The ShamRogues like to involve their audience in a fun, lively evening of songs and stories of Ireland, and God help anyone who forgets to clap along!!!

As always friendly pets are welcome and there is plenty of free parking for those attending First Sunday Arts about 2 blocks from the festival at the State Parking Garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets and low cost parking at the two garages at the festival on Calvert Street. We suggest that you arrive early and enjoy the Sunday Morning Festival Brunches at Rams Head Tavern, Stan and Joe’s Saloon and 49 West Coffeehouse. And step into The Annapolis Collection at 55 West Street- an art gallery devoted to Annapolis artists and photographers – where limited edition, signed canvases by legendary drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath can be purchased.

July’s sponsors are: Leaf Filter Gutter Guards, Kitchen Savers Custom Cabinet Renewal, and Champion Windows and Sunrooms.

www.firstsundayarts.com

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05.28.14

First Sunday Arts Festival …. June 1 2014 in Annapolis

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 9:48 pm by Administrator

Over 100 Artists and Crafters, Dance, Music, and Theatrical Performance, Children’s Activities, Too!

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the musical performers and entertainers for our June 1st First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis, Maryland. The streets and parks on West and Calvert Streets in the downtown historic area will be filled with over 100 unique artists and crafters, live bands, dance, street performers, and international outdoor cafes. The time of the festival is noon to 5:00 pm and admission is FREE.

In Whitmore Park, you will be entertained by Big Hoax which specializes in classic rock and folk music followed by Jasacuta. And, with a walk down the street to Wiseman Park, listen to Sparks, Raymond, and McCoy, playing an acoustic mix of rock and folk music for young and old followed by 3 ’til Midnight with its highly acclaimed performances of classic rock, blues, originals, old school, smooth jazz, and country. And, as a highlight for adults and children alike, Mike the Magician, Infinity Theatre Company and Steel Drummers will be strolling the streets to the delight of all. And be sure to visit Ashbury United Methodist Church at 87 West Street for musical performances starting at 4pm. For details and names of exhibitors, please visit First Sunday’s website at: www.firstsundayarts.com

This annual event began in 2001 as a way for area West Street artists — passionate about their work — to showcase their talents and has been an Annapolis tradition ever since. It has grown into one of the premier festivals in the area, attracting over 4,000 visitors the first Sunday of each month from May to October. Now in its fourteenth year, First Sunday Arts Festival showcases the prized works of artists and crafters employing a variety of medium including painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, and fiber art in addition to celebrating the talents of experts in the field of theatre, music, and the performing arts.

The dates for the remaining 2014 First Sundays are: July 6, August 3, September 7, and October 5, each from 12:00 noon-5:00 pm. There is also a First Sunday Holiday Arts Sale on November 2 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts at 801 Chase Street. Admission is free to all First Sunday events.

Plenty of parking is available at the State Parking Garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen streets. Leashed pets are welcome. Attendees can enjoy Sunday brunch in one of the many restaurants on West Street — do stop by 49 West Coffeehouse or Rams Head Tavern for an early morning Live Jazz Brunch before meandering along West and Calvert Streets to shop and enjoy the festivities! And, at the end of the day, walk the brick-lined streets of historic, downtown Annapolis with its many shops, restaurants, and boats sailing in and out of the harbor.

Well-known for its maritime culture, colonial heritage and charming downtown shopping district, Annapolis was named one of the nation’s Top 25 Arts Destinations in AmericanStyle Magazine. Winning cities were ranked for the high quality of their art galleries, festivals and events and for their warm welcome to art collectors and arts tourists. With a population of over a half-million, the Annapolis area has a median household income 30% higher than the national average. It is also the destination of more than 4 million visitors each year, accounting for $1.8 billion in revenue. Maryland is the wealthiest state in the nation and the Annapolis jurisdiction is the fourth most affluent in the state. Annapolis is also conveniently located approximately 35 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and its affluent Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs.

The event is produced by City Dock Productions, an event management company with over 38 years of experience presenting arts and crafts festivals, music festivals, wine and craft beer festivals and other consumer product shows and public events. To ensure widespread awareness of the festival, the event is being aggressively marketed throughout the region with a multimedia advertising and publicity campaign via cable, print, radio and online, as well as through posters, postcards and brochures.

Each artist, crafter, and performer must submit an application to be juried by a selection panel that looks for distinctive concept, excellence in workmanship and appropriate presentation. The application along with details can be found at: www.firstsundayarts.com. A list of each Sunday’s exhibitors is posted on the festival’s website: www.firstsundayarts.com. For further information, call 1-410-263-4012.

The event is sponsored by Inner West Street Association, and, for the month of June, LeafFilter Gutter Protection and Kitchen Saver.

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