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

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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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