First Sunday Arts Festival on Sunday August 7th

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First Sunday Arts celebrates 15 years of promoting the Arts in Annapolis. In August 2001 the seed was planted for a new arts event in Annapolis after two art galleries (ARTFX gallery & 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery) on West Street starting hosting art receptions at the same time on the First Sunday of each month. Combining the 2 art receptions brought larger attendance to both gallery’s monthly art receptions. By spring of 2002 other businesses on the first block on West Street joined in hosting art receptions, live music and artist demonstrations on first Sundays of the month and branding the day into a marketing campaign called First Sunday Arts Festival.

Today the First Sunday Arts festival attracts between 7000 and 10000 people each month for shopping at 130 local and regional artisan vendors on West Street between Church Circle and Lafayette Street and in Whitmore Park on Calvert Street in Downtown Annapolis. It has become the premier place in the region to purchase a wide variety of local and regional produced artworks. There is a wide variety of items to shop from including handcrafted jewelry, Pottery, glass, clothing, purses, cutting-boards, leather, iron-work, Woodturnings, furniture, Sculpture, Photography, Paintings, garden art, home decor, gourmet foods and more.

The festival will is also packed with a wide variety of entertainment with music groups performing though out the day, plus face painting, BalloonSculptures and Magicians for the kids. The entertainment schedule for August 7th includes showcasing some of Maryland‘s’ best Song Writers, Americana, Blues, Jazz and Big band Music groups.

The Entertainment Schedule (click on links for more info on performers)

Garrett Park Guitars Stage in the Great Frogs Winery Garden
11-1 Swamp candy internationally touring primitive blues influenced Americana duo
2-4 Annapolis Junction Big Band 17 musicians playing the best in big band music

Weisman Park next to the Visitors Center
12-2 Van Meter American roots rocker and songwriter
3-5 Alex Peters A Songwriter bedded in the roots of Americana rhythm

City Gate Park
2-4 Ginger Wolf “Hawaiian Space-Jazz”, picture Santo and Johnny at a pool party on the moon with Radiohead.

Jeremy Ragsdale Voice Studio Stage at Whitmore Park
12-5 JRVS Presents: The Lead Singer! Student Showcase featuring students from Jeremy Ragsdale Voice Studio

All the restaurants in the festival area will be setting up cafe dinning and food trucks are set up by Whitmore Park so its easy to take a break and enjoy some good food at the festival. Several of the restaurants also host entertainment during and after the festival including Rams Head Tavern Annapolis with music on the back patio and On Stage, 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery with an art reception and jazz brunch, Tsunami Sushi Bar and Lounge with gospel sushi, Stan and Joe’s Saloon hosts the Great Frogs Winery garden and 1747 Pub at Reynolds Tavern has a movie night.

There are several art galleries and museums with new exhibits in and around the Annapolis Arts District to check out, including Banneker-Douglass Museum, ArtFarm Annapolis, The Annapolis Collection Gallery, Whitehall Gallery, Nancy Hammond Editions and Fin Art. Art classes can also be reserved during the day at Wine & Design and Mission Escape Rooms – Annapolis has fun interactive game rooms.


The success of First Sunday Arts Festivals has also allowed its parent organization Inner West Street Association to sponsor and help create new arts related events in the West Street / Annapolis Arts District corridor including two free concerts series in Whitmore Park (Sunday Gospel in the Park, Dixie Hotel Thursday Night Jazz), the Annapolis Fringe Festival held September 21-24, the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival on December 4th and its newest event Dinner under the stars held on Wednesday evenings from July 13th to September 21st.

The First Sunday Arts Festivals are conveniently located in Downtown Annapolis on West Street and Calvert Streets where parking is a breeze. There are five large parking garages including Whitmore, Gott’s Court and Loews Annapolis Hotel parking garages located on the festival grounds and Knighton and the State Parking Garages within a 1 to 3 block stroll from the festival.

Admission to the First Sunday Arts Festivals is always free and free parking is available at the State Parking Garage located at 19 St. John Street. So bring your friends, family and your friendly pets to spend a day out on the town. This years festivals will continue on the first Sunday of each month through November with a bonus festival on the first Sunday of December called the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival. First Sunday Arts Festivals hours are 11am to 5pm on Sundays August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6 and December 4 from noon to 5pm.

First Sunday Arts Festivals is always looking for new artists and crafters to join the Festival. Please refer your favorite artisans to us.

The First Sunday Arts Festivals are sponsored by the Inner West Street Association and Great Frogs Winery and managed by Evans Management LLC

For more information and updates visit www.firstsundayarts.com

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First Sunday Arts Vendors for August 7 2016

Posted in First Sunday Arts Vendors at 6:49 pm by Administrator

West Street

Artist Company type
Lee Foran Mosaics by Lee mosaics
Hallie Farley Graystone Handcrafted Jewelry Jewelry
Rachael Kondylas Open Eyes Press kitchen towels/ prints
Sean Simmons Clear Elite Photography photography
Pablo Martone Relojearte Art with Watch Parts
Carlos Zepeda Cozaana Jewelry
Mitchell Dickinson Painted Sky Alpaca Farm Alpaca Clothes,Soaps Acc
Suzanne Basta The Vintage Punk Jewelry
Jeffery Oh Tree to Art Serving Boards
Deanna Williams Handmade by Deanna Purses Handbags
Jessica Michael Rhine Costal home and Body Soap/Candles/Towels
Laura Moore Laura Moore Designs Jewelry
el toro bravo
el toro bravo
el toro bravo
Rosemary Flood Paxis Place Pottery Pottery
Steve Ulrich CR Stuff hats
Amelia Arria Cityshapes Photograpgy
Mary Shultz Unique and Just right for you Jewelry
Jennifer Roros Seaside Designs Dritwood / Pallet Art
Diane Rison Grace at Work Jewelry
David Folio Folio Art Glass Glass Art
Neil Vosters Randalis Bee Hives Honey
Margaret Lewis Miniature Inspirations Felted Sculptures
Maurizio Eusebi Alessandra Eusebi Jewelry Jewelry
Anthony Trusso Sleeping Dragon woodworks Cutting Boards
Deborah Hines River Rock Glass Studos Glass Art
Bill Wierzalis Italy in Color photograpy
Leaf Fitter  
Diane Rison Grace at Work Jewelry
Adiante Franszoon Fine Woodcarvings and Furniture Furniture
Ralph Daniel/Jean Downing Sungold Crafts Glass Art and Jewelry
April Alayne April Alayne Illustrations
Julia Sclar Julia Sclar Pottery Pottery
Danielle Hawks Urban Pulse Soap/Scarves/dream Catchers
Diana DeHoff Painting with Repurpose Home décor
Manny Zeevi Painted Coins Jewelry
Sarah Taylor Framing of the Shoe paintings/cards/prints
Christopher Woods Waters Woods Wood Boat Sculpture
April Conley A Eliz Photography Photograpgy
Ruth McGovern By the Bay Creations Driftwood / Nautical
Chelsea Market Designs Jackie Skarzynski Jewelry
Gina Seebachan Be with the Playseum Floral/Butterfly Art
Jackie Handley Jacqueline Handley Designs Clothes/Jewelry
Twinkle Candle candles
Kathy Mebus Two Sisters Seashell Designs Seashell Wreaths Acc
Christine Cots Christine Cots Face and Body Painting
Gilbert Carey Gilberts Woodcraft Wood Sculptures
Hold New Business
Mary de la Requera Tempo Group wide variety
Alison Shriver Alison Shriver Designs Papercutting Art
Jack Myers Mediterranean Basil Salt salt/spices
Amy Lindengren Girl with the Feather Earrings Jewelry
Barclay McCauley Barclay Soaps Soaps/ Balms Acc
Scott American Design and Build sponsor
Julie O’Brien Frosted Trash Jewelry
Tyler-Matthew Carperter T-Carp Pallet Art
Patricia De Los Rios Peruvian Trend Peruvian
Sue Posey Poseys by the Sea Jewelry
Jancie Brock Janices Table Linens
Mary Jo Light Happy Metal Art Metal Art
Anne Taylor Parker Place rugs
Nikki Hutchison Vino Chateau Wine Boxes
Shannon Sterner/ Eric Roberge Sterner Art Company Face Painting / Painted Oysters
Cedarwoods Soap/ Lotions / Balms
Silky Creations
Lisa Giacobbe Khmaladze Hawaiian Smoothies smoothies
Great Frogs winery Wine
2nd block West Street
Tish Mayne Kitchen Savers Sponsor
Emily Lane Em’s Handcrafted of Maryland Soap/ Lotions / Balms
Regen Linn Alloyed Earth Jewelry Jewelry
Katia Baskina Kat Art paintings prints
Judith Wallace Crystal Sage oils soaps
Karen Forbes Beadquest Jewelry
Ben May Ben May Clay Pottery
Gregory Trenchard Trenchard Photography photography
Amanda Farnung Wehgo Painting Kits
John Brady / Mickey Love Da Bronx Boy Art Contemporary Fine Art
Marilyn Dimarco Resouled Reclaimed furniture Acc
Tom Wachs Tom Wachs Photography photography
Laura Summerson We R Crafts Linens and kids Clothes
Heather Brice
Angela Lacey Beltway Merchandising Belts Hair Acc
Sheryl Schmidt Sheryl Schmidt Art Beach Art and Small Furniture
Tom Anderson Olde Dog Sewing Sail Bags / Wallets
Nathaniel Badder 36 letters letter Art
Yasmin Bowers YB Green Jewelry Jewelry
Mara Balodis A and M Balodis Studio Painted Bags and Hats
Kate Gibney Lucid Arts Jewelry
Dana Hudson Wicked Rabyt, LLC candles
Raymond Fine Art
Robert Julia Beyond! Art Studios Photography, Mosaics Clay
Jennifer Kranz The Art of Drinking Painted Glassware
Whitmore Park
Shirley Kirby Bleecker & Pacific hair Acc
Erin Kaltrider Erin Kaltrider Art and Design Artwork, Coloring books, soaps
Raymond Rouse The Red Tile Chessboards
Reine Mensah Ivorian Mist wax melts
Bart and Cindy Sherman John Barton Custom Crafts music instruments
Judith Rosazzo Sugar Lily Hair Bows Hair Acc
Shelly Winokur Shell’s Formula Skincare
Diane Matter Simply D Designs Jewelry
Michael Strickland M & D Gift Art
Lea Cranford Calvert Pallet Co Art on Pallets
Kemi Dickson Amaze Africa African Inspired Fashion
Beth Lee Sisters Salvage Shed Upcycled Home décor
Chris Naughtin Letterpress letter Art
Tricia Eddis The Wooden Wolf Paintings. Dolls, Fiber
Fred Vanderveen Wood is Wonderful Wood Tables, Boxes, Frames
Tonya Arnold Tuff Swag Shirts Tees Socks
Stephen Cimino Azul Imports Nepal Crafts
Phyllis Proctor Maddifineart Fine Art
Kathleen Webber Willowbee Studio Fairy Doors Abodes Acc
Hope Shakya Inspired Fashions of Asia Asian Clothing
Diane Saw Designs by Di signs
Sheri Groove Heartland Foods sponsor
Chris Mead Salazan Chocolate Co Chocolate
Stephen Norberg Thunder Beast Root Beer
Eric and Laura MahaffeyAnnapolis Caramel Company Caramels
Shawn Theron Scott Art Truck Paintings
Shawn Theron Scott Art Truck Paintings
JT Crabtowne
JT Crabtowne

more information at www.firstsundayarts.com

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