Third Annual ‘First Sunday’ Holiday Art Sale Features Unique Local Crafts, Live Music, and Demonstrations at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, Sunday, November 3, Rain or Shine
For the third year in a row you can buy original crafts and gifts by local artists, listen to live music, and view art demonstrations at the First Sunday Holiday Art Sale at Maryland Hall. Over 60 vendors will display handmade items perfect for those on your holiday shopping list, including jewelry, pottery, glass, clothing, cards, woodworks, home décor, and fine arts.
The festive event, held both indoors and outside in covered booths, includes face painting, food vendors, and music on the following schedule:
Noon to 1:45 p.m. – Tom Lagana, jazz/classical guitar
2:00 to 43:45 p.m. – Mike Noonan, piano, and John Pineda, bass, playing jazz standards and holiday favorites
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – featuring Caleb Stine, Gary Wright, Leah Weiss, and Ahren Buchheister–playing American roots music, drawing from the rich traditions of Appalachian old-time and country music
“Besides finding unique gifts without fighting crowds at the shopping mall, this is a chance to get up close and personal with talented artists,” said the event coordinator, Pam Godfrey Stevens. “You can talk to them and find out how they made that fabulous fused-glass necklace or hand-turned wooden salad bowl. You learn their stories, get facts about the materials they use, and discover what inspires them.”
The artists and crafters hail from the Chesapeake region, including Annapolis, Baltimore, and the Eastern Shore. In addition to meeting the vendors you can watch demonstrations by Maryland Hall’s artists-in-residence, who are selected through a jury process for studio space they use to create their works and teach visual arts, such as painting and sculpture.
Join us in 2013 for these great festival:
Holiday Art Sale at MD Hall: Sunday, November 3, 2013!
We invite artists and crafters to apply to showcase their art at First Sunday Arts Festivals in Annapolis Maryland. Approx 100 artists and crafters exhibit on each First Sunday from May to October. Thousands attend each months festival giving you great exposure .
The next First Sunday Arts Festival is August 1, 2010. Mark your calander this is a fun day to play at a great Art Festival.
Festival Parking tip – You can park for free at the State Parking Garage at the corner of Bladen Street and Calvert Street. Its just a 2 block stroll on Calvert Street to the festival . Of course you can also pay to park at one of the 2 parking garages at the festival on Calvert Steet.
August maybe Hot but theres shade at First Sunday Arts. 40% of the Artists at First Sunday Arts are under shade trees along Calvert Street at Whitemore Park and City Gate Park areas. If you need shade on West street , step inside one of the tents. Warning though, you will probally fall in love with something inside one of the tents and make a purchase. When also else fails get a snowcone or lemonade from the refreshment stand on Calvert Street.
Check back to this blog as we will be keeping you up to date on the Festivals entertainment and artists for each Festival Here.
If you know an artist / crafter that should be at First Sunday Arts, have them contact us. We have a few spaces left at Whitemore Park on Calvert Street for the August 1, 2010 festival. (West Street and City Gate Park is already completely booked for August)