May 1st First Sunday Arts Festival & May Day in Annapolis

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 1:24 am by Administrator

Spring is in full swing, the leaves are returning on trees and the flowers are in bloom. This means its time for some of the first rites of spring in downtown Annapolis.  May Day and First Sunday Arts festival on May 1st gives you 2 great reasons to bring out your friends and family to enjoy a spring day in downtown Annapolis.

These 2 Annapolis traditions are both family friendly and free. Plus there is free parking at the State Parking Garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets.

Bring your camera to capture the flower bouquets put out by business and residents all over downtown Annapolis, as they all compete to be the May Day Blue Ribbon winner. Stroll down West and Calvert streets and check out the First Sunday Arts festival. The May 1st festival features about 100 local and regional artists set up on the first blocks of West Street and under the trees along Calvert street next to the Whitemore Parking Garage.

Ready for some great outdoor spring entertainment. From noon-5pm The First Sunday Arts festival will be featuring free concerts by ASO Brass Quintet and Rob Levit Trio, arial dance by Studio 180 and the popular swing dancing group Gotta Swing returns with free Swing Dancing demos and free lessons on Calvert Street. Yes, there will be plenty of time for you to get your own swing dancing in, so bring your partner and prepare to have fun dancing to a great local Swing Band.

May 1st is a fun-filled, outdoor, free, family affair for all ages. And since West Street is closed to cars from Church Circle to Calvert Street during the Festival, several restaurants become outdoor cafes that are pet friendly and with perfect seating to watch the fun and people go by! For more information please visit http://www.firstsundayarts.com

The Festival fun begins at noon and goes until 5:00 p.m.


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May 2011 Artist / Crafter Vendors for First Sunday Arts Festival

Posted in First Sunday Arts Vendors at 12:41 am by Administrator

There is a great line up for the May 1st First Sunday Arts festival on Calvert and West Street in downtown Annapolis. Remember this is is free admission event and free parking at the State Parking Garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets. As an added bonus its also May Day so bring your camera and check out the flowers around town. Plus as always this is a dog  friendly event ! So bring the whole family and tell your friends. More info at http://www.firstsundayarts.com

The Artists are:

Anderson, Laura
Exlipse Designs
Arria, Amelia
Dear, Barbara
Morning Glory Studio/Petite Penguin
Barr, Steven
Raising Fashion Barr
Del Ricio Yanez, Maria
Tartessos Jewelry
Bray, Kathie
So Bead It
Flood, Rosemary
Paxis Place Pottery
Burgos, Susanne
Dent Creek Creations
Fritz, Debbie
Burke, Ed
Hyattsville Comm. Arts Alliance
Gang, Janelle
Burke, Ed
Hyattsville Comm. Arts Alliance
Genda, John
Burke, Ed
Hyattsville Comm. Arts Alliance
Green, R. Ann
On the Flip Side
Burke, Ed
Hyattsville Comm. Arts Alliance
Jones, Sophia
Burns, Michelle
Mystic Waters Soap
Jorden, Debbie
DAJ Designs
Casperson, Cindy
Kinney, Barbara
clautice, Laurie
Tree Top Designs
Krieger, Auralea
Danella, Karen
Cedarwood Soaps
Lawrence, Natalie
Second Star Stuff
Dennis, Mollie
Lewis, Alice
Textures Gallery
Dodge, Charlie
Miller, Kathy
Doty, Trish
Morgan, Suzanne
Native Spirit
Drayton, Nicole
Lais Dilan
Niswander, Laurie
niswander ceramics
Eberly, DaNeal
Pascal, Danny
Pascal Photos
Esson, Anne-Marie
Vujinovic Lundin, Dejan
Flood, Rosemary
Winner, Kelly
Forbes, Karen
Frazier, Mary Lou
Garrison, Stephanie
Stephanie Garrison Glass
Hagen, Holly
Hardt, Susan
As If Bags
Heiser, Joe
J.K. Heiser
Rakowski, Elinor
Hinman, Bobbie
Fairy Books
Weinhold, Sheri
Houle, Laurie
Giles, Barbara
Hubbert, Wesley
Jorden, Lorretta
Stitchery Designz
Craley, Barbara
Alexandria Glass Artists
Kimball, Alice
Parezo, Jussie & Barbara
Lewnes, Lisa
Spaeranza Jewelry
Shriver, Alison
Alison Shriver Designs
McDuffie, Pat
Trevisan, Sarah
McLaughlan, Staci
McMiller, Pamela
Moore, Laura
Moore, Stephanie
Moser, Kenneth
Patuxent Lapidary Guild
Mulinde, Paul
Mutch, Beth
The boutique at Holistic Health RX
Oshins, Stephen
Panella, John
Parker, Matthew
Pei, Sarah
Priday, Mike & Carolyn
The Potting Bench Nursery
Putnam, Leslie
Love & Glitter
Ramirez, Elizabeth
Wimsey Cove
Re, Giacomo
Rosen, Leon
Samuelson, Sharon
Saratis, Jirasin
Senft, Kathy
Sinclair, Margarette & Neville
Stinchcomb, Julia
Stonesifer, Sue
Fine Lines Design
Taylor, Anne
Parker Place
Wagman, David
Walsh, Arlene
Sparkles ‘n Stones
Weinstein, Andrea
Simply Plated
White, Linda
A Touch of Class
Wierzalis, bill
Winget, Lynda
Zeevi, Manny
Shanahan, Kris


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