After a cold winter we are all excited that the warmer weather has finally arrived! And with it brings the 11th season of Annapolis’ Arts Festival which runs the first Sunday of each month from May through October. For five hours – from noon until five — a portion of historic West Street above State Circle is closed to cars and transformed into a fun festival of live music, dance, art and crafts. The Festival, which continues around the corner into Whitmore 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 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 on West Street during the Festival …
• Ashley Forrest – 23-year old Nashville recording artist has been performing throughout the mid-Atlantic region since she was three! Noon to 1:30. Listen to her music at http://www.myspace.com/ashleyforrestmusic
• Latif & Banat Middle Eastern Dance Troupe — entertains you with belly dancing & other choreographed routines – from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in Stan & Joe’s side lot.
• Rob Levit Trio –has appeared nationwide and creates a seamless mix of jazz, world, classical and funk music — from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Wiseman Park.
Performing at the Calvert Street Stage
• T.K. and the Minor Delusion – They deliver a mix of original and rarely covered tunes that defies categorical genre– from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Calvert Street.
There will be five more opportunities to enjoy First Sunday activities in 2012: June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, and October 7. For more information, visit www.firstsundayarts.comShare on Facebook