04.26.16

Check out the vendors at First Sunday Arts on Sunday May 1, 2016

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 11:29 pm by Administrator

First Sunday Arts
West Street
Space Vendor Vendor type

0 Deborah Hines River Rock Glass Studios Glass Art
1 Sean Simmons Cleor Elite Photography Photograpgy
2 Sarah Taylor Framing of the Shoe paintings/cards/prints
3 Kristina Huddle Bozie’s Bags n Wags Bags and Dog Acces
4 Diane Rison Grace at Work Jewelry
5 Jeffery Oh Tree to Art Serving Boards
6 Bridgette Hamilton 1429 MFG Furniture
7 Trish Doty Trish Doty Brush and Watercolor paintings
8 Roberta Manly Mystic Silver and Glass Design Jewelry
9 Raymond Rouse The Red Tile Chess Sets
10 Pat McDuffie Perfectly Bazaar Stained glass
11 Jessica Michael Rhine Costal home and Body Soap/Candles/Towels
12 Ruth McGovern By the Bay Creations Driftwood / Nautical
13 Laura Moore Laura Moore Designs Jewelry
14 el toro bravo
15 el toro bravo
16 el toro bravo
17 Mitchell Dickinson Painted Sky Alpaca Farm Alpaca Clothes,Soaps Acc
18 Ellen Robinson Ejay Art Pottery
19 Joanne Tew Joanne Woodward Tew paintings on glass/Jewelry
20 David Folio Folio Art Glass Glass Art
21 xxx
22 Nikki Hutchison Vino Chateau Wine Boxes
23 Hallie Farley Graystone Handcrafted Jewelry Jewelry
24 William Phillips Kool Crabs Clay Crabs
25 TBA
26 Tom Anderson Old Dog Sewing Bags/ Wallets
27 Dianne Hirach Dos Gatos Artisen Jewelry Jewelry
28 Alice Faber Alice Faber fine Art Paintings and Prints
29 Roberta Manly Mystic Silver and Glass Design Jewelry
30 Anthony Trusso Sleeping Dragon woodworks Cutting Boards
31 Leaf Fitter Sponsor
32 Nevon & Douglas Wise Printemps Pottery Pottery
33 Adiante Franszoon Fine Woodcarvings and Furniture Furniture
34 Amelia Cityshapes Photograpgy
35 Chelsea Market Designs Jackie Skarzynski Jewelry
36 April Alayne April Alayne Illustrations
37 Sheri Weinhold SLM Gifts Metal Art
38 Sheri Weinhold SLM Gifts Metal Art
39 Sheri Weinhold SLM Gifts Metal Art
40 Bernie Houston Sea Drift Sculptures driptwood sculptures
41 Julio San Jose Naktru prints
42 Carlos Zepeda Cozaana Jewelry
43 Gilbert Carey Gilbert’s Woodcrafts Wood Sculptures
44 April Conley A Eliz Photography Photograpgy
45 Mary Shultz Unique and Just right for you Jewelry
46 Catherine Dolch Arts and Carafes Original Art / Prints
47 Jackie Handley Jacqueline Handley Designs Clothes/Jewelry
48 Jeffery Avent-Garden Pottery Pottery
49 Mary de la Requera Tempo Group wide variety
50 Gina Seebachan Be with the Playseum Floral/Butterfly Art
51 Nocole White Girl Scouts Art Project
52 Emily Pearson Pear Tree Goods Cookies/Cupcakes
53 Picture Architect Photography
54 Deana Williams Handmade by Deana Purses Handbags
55 Susan Whitehouse Tres Jolie Designs Jewelry
56 Alison Shriver Alison Shriver Designs papercutting/Silhouettes
57 Heather Reichard Blue Eyed Dragonfly Salvaged Mix Media Art
58 Barclay McCauley Barclay Soaps Soaps/ Balms Acc
59 Claire Guerra Twinkle Candle Company Candles
60 Scott American Design and Build sponsor
61 Alice Kimball Lost Marbles Jewelry
62 Dave Hyde Dave Hyde Photography Photography
63 Patricia De Los Rios Peruvian Trend Peruvian
64 Renee Green Le Chic Chapeau Hats
65 Candace Port-Hull Silk Reincarnations Scarves
66 Mary Jo Light Happy Metal Art Metal Art
67 Anne Taylor Parker Place rugs
68 Stacy Duvall Soy Love Candles Candles
69 Margaret Barnes Divine Planet Jewelry
70 Shannon Sterner/ Eric Roberge Sterner Art Company Face Painting / Painted Oysters
busking shannon Oliver Gypsy Queen balloon Busker
47.5 Nathaniel Baddrer 36 Letters Photo Letter Art
39.5 Avner Ofer Avner Ofer Photography Photography

Stan&Joes Great Frogs winery Wine
City Gate
2 Robin Beck Pet Wants Pet Treats/items
3 Regen Linn Alloyed Earh Jewelry Jewelry
4 Karen Danelle Ceadarwood Botanicals Soaps/ Oils / Body Butter
5 Cynthia Farrell Johnson Cynthia Farrell Johnson Fine Art paintings/cards/prints
6 Wendy Dean The Omnibus Publishing Childrens Books
7 Katia Baskina Kat Art paintings prints
8 Emily Lane Em’s Handcrafted of Maryland Soap/ Lotions / Balms
Whitmore Park
1
2
3 Sherita Collins Mawahh Soap/lotions/balms
4 Jennifer Collins Edge Aerial Photography Photography
5 Maurizio Eusebi Alessandra Eusebi Jewelry Jewelry
6 TBA leather
7 Diane Matter Simply D Designs Jewelry
8 Tulia Levine Tigersoap Soap/lotions/balms
9
10
11
12
13 Maritza Bhattarai Himalayan Accents Tibiet/Nepal Art
14 Sue Posey Poseys by the Sea Jewelry
15 Janice Gallagher Janice Gallagher Designs Shell and Beach Designs
16 Stephen Norberg Thunder Beast Root Beer
17 Bob Paulding Bob Paulding Photography Photography
18 Terry Pool Terry Pool Design Jewelry
19 Chris Mead Salazan Chocolate Co Chocolate
20 Denise Costello Words Among Friends Fine Art with Words
21 Kathleen Webber Willowbee Studio Fairy Doors Abodes Acc
22 Samantha Khalil The Shepherds of Bethlehem olive tree art
23 Esther Alva Etty’s Silver Jewelry Jewelry
24 Ryan Herbstomer Autumn Summer wood art
25 Rosemary Flood Paxis Place Pottery Pottery
26 Tybar Middlekauf Wicked Rabyt Candles
27 Carla & George Lake Nu Sen La / B More Books Soap / Book covers
28 Tish Mayne Kitchen Savers Sponsor
29 Stephen Cimino Azul Imports Nepal Crafts
30 Eric and Laura MahaffeyAnnapolis Caramel Company Caramels
31 Christoper Waters Waters Woods Wall Boat Sculptures
32 Barhfitter Sponsor
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40 Mark Williams Williams Blacksmithing Blacksmith Shop
41
42 kona Ice Shaved Ice
43 Kona Ice Shaved Ice
44 Crabtowne Cuisine Food Truck
45 Crabtowne Cuisine Food Truck

more info at www.firstsundayarts.com

Share on Facebook

04.14.16

First Sunday Arts presented by Great Frogs Winery – May 1, 2016

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 2:13 am by Administrator

Sunday May1st is your chance to kick off spring celebrations in Annapolis Maryland. The City will be celebrating May Day and it is the first day of the areas premier art festival, First Sunday Arts. This is your chance to work on your photography skills and photograph the many May Day flower baskets. They are on display from the merchants, vendors and residents throughout downtown Annapolis taking part in the May Day festivities. It will be a friendly competition where the winners of the best May Day flower baskets when ribbons and bragging rights.

The First Sunday Arts festivals is expected to bring over 7,000 locals and visitors on May 1st to West and Calvert Streets in downtown Annapolis The festival provides shopping opportunities from over 100 local and regional artists and crafters selling their artwork. You will find vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glass, clothing, purses, wood-turnings, furniture, sculpture, photography, paintings, garden art, and more. You will find food trucks and even a blacksmith demonstration in Whitmore Park. Plus with Mother’s Day just a week away, its is the perfect place to find mom a unique and original gift.

All the restaurants in the festival area will be setting up cafes on West Street, so its easy to take a break and enjoy some good food at the festival. Several of the restaurants also host entertainment indoors during and after the festival including Ramshead Tavern, 49 West Coffeehouse and Gallery and Tsunami. Also new this year will be the Great Frogs Wine Garden located next to Stan and Joe’s Saloon. Here you will be able to sample wines made in Annapolis and purchase wine by the glass or bottle.

Performers throughout the festival will be showcasing live music, dance, theater in 4 free performance stages including, Weisman Park near the Visitors Center which is s a good spot to relax in the shade, the Garrett Park Guitars Stage in the wine garden next to Stan and Joe’s Saloon, City Gate Park and the Jeremy Ragsdale Sound Studio Stage in Whitmore Park. For the kids there is face painting and a balloon artist.

Plus there are several galleries with new exhibits in the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District to check out, including Nancy Hammond Gallery, Fin Art, Whitehall Gallery, The Annapolis Collection Gallery and Art Farm. Stop in the visitors center on West Street for a map of all the art galleries.

The First Sunday Arts festivals are conveniently located in downtown Annapolis on West Street and Calvert Streets where parking is a breeze. There is 5 parking garages including Whitmore and Gott’s parking garages located on the festival grounds and Knighton, Loews and the State Parking Garage within a 1 to 3 block stroll from the festival. Plus with so many Annapolis’ locals attending the festival, many just walk or bike in from the surrounding downtown Annapolis communities of the Historic District, Murray Hill, Presidents Hill and Clay Street. The high numbers of locals attending also means you will find a lot of friendly pets joining their families at the First Sunday Arts Festivals.

To accommodate the ever growing festival attendance the festival will again start this year at 11am instead of noon. This years festivals will be on the first Sunday of each month from May to November with a bonus festival on the first Sunday of December called the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival.

Admission to the First Sunday Arts Festivals is always free, so bring your friends and family to spend a day out on the town. Free parking is available at the State Parking Garage located at 19 St John Street. First Sunday Arts Festivals will be Sunday May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6 and December 4 from 11am to 5pm.

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

For more information and updates visit www.firstsundayarts.com

Share this with your friends.

Share on Facebook

10.17.15

First Sunday Arts Festivals: Holiday Edition on Sunday November 1, 2015

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 8:29 pm by Administrator

On Sunday November 1st starting at 11am, West Street and Whitmore Park will be transformed in to the Annapolis Holiday Market produced by First Sunday Arts Festivals. This monthly festival series has showcased the regions local artists to half a million visitors since 2001. This will be the grand finale of the First Sunday Arts Festivals season, and will have the largest selection of gifts, art and crafts in the festivals history. So grab a coffee or hot apple cider, some friends and the family and join the fun way to shop for the holidays on West Street in historic Annapolis, Maryland.

This highly anticipated event is a hit with locals and tourists alike that want to get unique handcrafted items for the Holiday season. The streets and parks will be filled with over 120 local and regional artists, crafters, authors, and gourmet food artisans selling handcrafted items along West and Calvert Streets in downtown Annapolis. You will find hand painted scarves, wood turnings, jewelry, clothes, pottery, paintings, photography, hand blown glass, furniture, books, metal sculptures, baskets, home decor, candies and more. Plus as an added bonus the SPCA of Anne Arundel County will be attending the festival along with some of their fury companions that are in need of adoption.

The day is packed with entertainment at 4 locations on Calvert and West Streets with free music starting at noon with Brothers and Sisters, Guava Jelly, Mike Heuer, and Havin Fun. The second wave of free concerts begins between 2:30pm and 3pm with Sham Rogues, The Cousin Eddy Band, and Alex Barnett. Plus throughout the day is a children’s storytime by JNP Project and balloon sculptures for the kids.

While at the First Sunday Arts festival check out some of the new business on West Street including Wine and Design and Naptown Furniture. Artistic gifts can also be found at the galleries along West Street including the Annapolis Collection Gallery, Whitehall Gallery, 49 West Coffeehouse and Gallery, Nancy Hammond Gallery and Fin Art.

After the First Sunday Arts festival the after parties begin at many of the restaurants along West Street starting at 5pm with Art receptions at 49 West Coffeehouse and Gallery, Gospel Sushi at Tsunami, and Music on the back patio at Rams Head Tavern.

The First Sunday arts Festival is always a free admission arts festival and friendly pets are welcome. The area has plenty of easy parking options with Whitmore Garage and Gott’s Court Garage being located right next to the festival on Calvert Street and free parking is located about 2 blocks away and the State Parking Garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets.

To get more information on First Sunday Arts Festivals visit www.firstsundayarts.com

This will be the final First Sunday Arts Festival of the year. However there is one more festival coming to West Street this year on Sunday December 6th with The Chocolate Binge Festival.

First Sunday Arts festivals will return next year starting in May.

First Sunday Arts Festivals is managed by Evans Management Group.

Share on Facebook

09.22.15

First Sunday Arts Fall Festival – Oct 4th in Annapolis Maryland

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 1:28 pm by Administrator

On Sunday October 4th The Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District welcomes the fall season with the popular First Sunday Arts Festival on Calvert and West Streets in Annapolis, MD from 11am to 5pm.

Thousands of people enjoy this free monthly event in downtown Annapolis as the First Sunday Arts festival brings over 100 with local and regional artists and crafters selling handcrafted items along West and Calvert Streets. You will find hand painted scarves, wood turnings, jewelry, clothes, pottery, paintings, photography, hand blown glass, furniture, books, metal sculptures, home decor and more. As an added bonus the new Wine by Design studio at 32 West Street will be open for the October 4th festival.

The restaurants and cafes along West Street will be ready to satisfy your Oktoberfest cravings with Oom-Pah Burgers, Stein and Wurst and Black Forest Pancakes at Rams Head Tavern and Oktoberfest beers at Stan and Joe’s Saloon.

The day is packed with entertainment on Calvert and West Streets starting at noon with the Jeremy Ragsdale Singers, Rocky Jones, 3 til Midnight and Johnathan Stone. From 2:30 to 4:30pm the second wave of music begins with Leigh, Gary and Ahern, Sham Rouges, and Mythica. Plus throughout the day is story time by JNP Project and balloon sculptures for the kids.

After the First Sunday Arts festival the after parties begin at many of the restaurants along West Street starting at 5pm with Art receptions at 49 West Coffeehouse and Gallery, Gospel Sushi at Tsunami, and Music on the back patio at Rams Head Tavern.

The First Sunday arts Festival is always a free admission arts festival and offers plenty of easy parking options with Whitmore Garage and Gott’s Court Garage being located right next to the festival on Calvert Street and free parking is located about 2 blocks away and the State Parking Garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets.

First Sunday Arts festivals will continue this year with the next festival on November 1. For additional details visit www.firstsundayarts.com

Share on Facebook

08.30.15

Big Labor Day Events on West Street with the First Sunday Arts Festival and the Annapolis Labor Day Parade

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 8:20 pm by Administrator

September 6, 2015 11am to 5pm

On Sunday September 6th West and Calvert Streets in the Arts and Entertainment District of Annapolis will once again be taken over by the popular First Sunday Arts festival from 11am to 5pm. The festival is expecting to draw over 8,000 locals on this HolidaySunday. Take in the arts and enjoy these 2 free family friendly festivities in downtown Annapolis.

The First Sunday Arts festival is packed with over 100 with local and regional artists and crafters selling handcrafted items along West and Calvert Street. You will find hand painted scarves, wood turnings, jewelry, clothes, pottery, paintings, photography, handblown glass, furniture, books, metal sculptures, home decor and more.

Whitmore Park on Calvert Street will be hosting music starting at noon presented by Jeremy Ragsdale Voice Studio. Plus in the park will be story telling for the kids by JNP Project, wine tasting by Annapolis based Great Frogs Winery, and food trucks including La Brea Bakery.

Along the first blocks of West Street you will also find outdoor cafes, balloon artists and face painters for the kids, plus music by Ursula Ricks, Big Hoax, Brothers and Sisters, Three Shot Mocha, Johnathon Stone, and Joanne Juskus.

Around 3pm you will hear the drums beating as the Labor Day Parade makes its way down West Street towards the festival then making a left onto Calvert Street. The parade is fun for all so make sure to arrive early.

After the festival the after parties begin at 5pm with Art receptions at 49 West Coffeehouse, Gospel Sushi at Tsunami, and Music on the back patio at Ramshead .

The First Sunday arts Festival is always a free admission street arts festival and offers plenty of easy parking options with Whitmore Garage and Gott’s Court Garage being located right next to the festival on Calvert Street and free parking is located about 2 blocks away and the State Parking Garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Street.

First Sunday Arts festivals will continue in 2015 on October 4th and November 1. for additional details visit www.firstsundayarts.com

Share on Facebook

07.20.15

First Sunday Arts Festival in Downtown Annapolis has its Biggest Music Line up Ever on Sunday August 2, 2015

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 6:29 pm by Administrator

The hottest in Summer Fun returns to downtown Annapolis on Sunday August 2 with the First Sunday Arts Festival on Calvert and West Streets from 11am to 5pm

The day is going to be filled with one of this street festivals biggest music line ups ever! The music starts big in the Stan and Joe’s parking lot at noon with the Jello Boys playing the hits from the Grateful Dead. At 3pm is your opportunity to hear a band that played at the historic Carr’s Beach when The Pipe Dreamers take over the stage.

In Weisman Park next to the Visitor’s Center the music line up starts at noon with your chance to hear The Late Boomers, an acoustic quartet featuring Jeremy Schuhmann on guitar/harmonica/vocals, Tom Andrews on guitar/mandolin, Eric Glaser on bass/vocals and Elizabeth Melvin on snare/djembe/vocals will play honky-tonk, country swing and bluesy-grass from 12:30-2:30 pm , followed by some great rock with the Grey Dog Band at 3pm.

In Whitmore Park check out the sounds of summer with the Chesapeake Steel Drum Band starting at 3pm. On a softer note under the trees by City Gate you can take in the sounds of Joanne and Adriene.

Entertainment for the kids includes a kids band at noon in Whitmore Park, plus balloon animals from the Gypsy Queen, face painting by Shannon Sterner. Kids can also take a break in the shade and enjoy a free story time throughout the day in Whitmore Park hosted by JNP Project.

The most popular part of the festival, remains true with the streets and parks will be filled with over 100 artisan vendors starting at 11am selling handcrafted furniture, baskets, sculptures, blown glass, pottery, jewelry, books, home décor, paintings, photography and more. Three will be plenty of unique and original art and craft items for you to shop for.

When you get hungry the cafes on West Street will spill into the streets giving you a chance to eat some of the best in international fare. Choose from Italian, Mexican, Asian, Irish and American cuisine. At Whitmore Park on Calvert Street the food options continue for those on the go from the food trucks. There is also wine tasting from the local Annapolis Great Frogs winery and a local root beer maker Thunder Beast in Whitmore Park.

Once the First Sunday Festivals end at 5pm the festival After Parties begin. Head inside and check out the following After Parties; Gospel Sushi at Tsunami, folk music and a art reception at 49 West Coffeehouse, live music on the back patio at Rams Head Tavern and a outdoor movie at dark on the back patio of Reynolds Tavern.

Parking at the festival is always easy. Two parking garages (Whitmore Garage and Gott’s Court Garage) are located right next to the festival on Calvert Street. Free parking is available two blocks from the festival at the State Parking Garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Street. Admission is always free to the festival and friendly pets are welcome.

The First Sunday Arts Festivals will continue this year on September 6, October 4 and November 1. For more information about First Sunday Arts Festivals please visit www.firstsundayarts.com

Share on Facebook

06.24.15

Celebrate America at First Sunday Arts Festival on Sunday July 5, 2015

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 10:18 pm by Administrator

The holiday weekend will bring thousands to Historic Annapolis, Maryland to celebrate America’s birthday with July 4th parades and fireworks. The holiday fun will continue into Sunday in Annapolis with the cities most popular art event, First Sunday Arts. This event will fill West street and Whitmore park with 10,000 people on Sunday from 11am to 5pm to enjoy a free admission arts festival.

This is also your chance to see the new mural on the front of Tsunami that is currently the talk of the town. The mural titled “Agony and Ecstasy Lives Together in Perfect Harmony.” by Jeff Huntington. This mural is causing people to debate public art in Annapolis. Also next door at 49 West Coffeehouse and Gallery is a new art exhibit opening called “Art of Destruction by artist Walker Babington, featuring nudes, portraits and still life’s, rusted, burned, and etched into driftwood, car hoods, and more. You can meet the artist at a reception right after the festival.

What better way to celebrate America than to shop from over 100 artisans that make their art and craft locally. Whitmore Park on Calvert Street and the first flock of West Street will be lined with painters, potters, jewelers, wood turners, clothiers, glass blowers and more selling their craft.

Live Music will by on four stages. On Calvert Street at Whitmore Park and City Gate and on West Street at , Weisman Park and Stan and Joe’s. Bands will be playing from noon to 5pm. Some of the groups performing include Miss Ellie, Out of Many, David Baldwin Trio, KARMA, Johnathan Stone, and Good Measure.
For the kids there is story time by JNP Project in Whitmore Park plus face painting. Cafes and food trucks will be lining the event when you are ready for a break.

After the festival ends, the After Parties begin with Sushi Gospel at Tsunami, Art Receptions at 49 West, music on the back patio at Rams Head and a outdoor movie at Reynolds Tavern.

Admission is free to First Sunday Arts Festivals so come out and enjoy the day of art.

Parking is available on Calvert Street right next to the festival at the Whitmore Garage, and Gott’s Court Garage. Two blocks from the festival is free parking at the State parking garage on the Corner of Bladen and Calvert Streets.

For more information on the festival visit www.firstsundayarts.com

Share on Facebook

05.28.15

Bienvenue! to First Sunday Arts or is it the French are Coming!

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 12:33 pm by Administrator

On Sunday June 7th West and Calvert Streets in the Arts and Entertainment District of Annapolis Maryland will once again be taken over by the popular First Sunday Arts festival from 11am to 5pm. The festival is taking on a French Theme for June and is expecting to draw over 7,000 locals to take in the arts and enjoy the family friendly festivities. The June 7th festival will be celebrating the upcoming June 16th arrival of the French ship “The Hermione” to Annapolis.

Bon appétit ! Start the Sunday morning with a French Brunch at Ramshead Tavern on West Street featuring three Chef Specials…
Eggs Hussarde: Eggs Hussarde with Marchand de vin and Hollandaise Sauce
Brie Quiche: Brie, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche
Grilled Zucchini Bread: Grilled Zucchini Bread with Strawberry Purée, Macerated Berries and Sweet Crème Fraîche.

After Brunch head out and explore the West Street and Whitmore Park sections of historic Annapolis with French Flags flying on the streets and shop over 100 local and regional artists and crafters including wood turnings, pottery, clothes, metal yard sculptures, jewelry, blown glass, photography, paintings and more. You might even find an early Father’s Day gift for Dad. Plus the galleries along the street will be open including The Annapolis Collection Gallery which is opening a French exhibit “All Things French”. This special exhibit features watercolors by Greg Harlin and oils by Ann Munro Wood that focus on the history of France. An opening reception will be held during the festival from 3:30 to 5pm

Free music concerts and entertainment starts around Noon with 4 choices to pick from including Dean Rosenthal , Winship, Edward Sparks and theater by Compass Rose Theater. The second Round of music starts around 2:30 with Angela Charles (Musician) , Jess Cantley and Spice. For the kids there is story time and activities hosted by The JNP Project at noon, 2 and 4 in Whitmore Park. Plus there will be vendors doing face painting and Henna at the festival. Plus check out Chalk Artist Julie Linkins who will be creating chalk art on the sidewalks featuring a Tall Ship.

When you are ready for a break from all the fun head into 49 West Coffeehouse and Gallery to enjoy a glass of French wine or explore outdoor dining with 5 outdoor cafes along West Street and Food Trucks on Calvert Street.

The First Sunday arts Festival is always a free admission street arts festival and offers plenty of easy parking options with Whitmore Garage and Gott’s Court Garage being located right next to the festival and free parking is located about 2 blocks away and the State Parking Garage on the corner of Calvert and Bladen Street.

When the vendors start to breakdown at 5pm check out the new “After Parties”. After Parties include Sunday Gospel Sushi at Tsunami, Music and Art Receptions at 49 West Coffeehouse and Gallery, Movies on the patio behind Renyolds Tavern and Music on the back patio of Ramshead Tavern.

First Sunday Arts festivals will continue in 2015 on July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th, October 4th and November 1. For additional details visit www.firstsundayarts.com

Additional Resources:

Hermione Ship:

http://www.hermione2015.com

Recent Articles on First Sunday Arts festivals

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cn-first-sunday-0504-20150503,0,428753.story

Share on Facebook

04.24.15

First Sunday Arts Festivals continues to blossom in Annapolis on May 3, 2015

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 1:09 pm by Administrator

What started out as 2 businesses on West Street in Annapolis hosting art receptions at the same time on Sundays in 2001 has grown today into a monthly arts and crafts festival called First Sunday Arts. In the first few years the festival was lucky to survive as West Street was under construction with its streets, sidewalks and underground utilities being replaced. Today the new brick lined West Street welcomes visitors and locals to the Arts and Entertainment Gateway of Annapolis.

Over the years the festival has grown. Today it is bringing thousands of locals to the first blocks of West Street and to Whitmore Park on Calvert Street in Annapolis. They come to shop from local and regional artists and crafters selling their artwork. Over the years more than 1,000 different artists and Crafters have exhibited at the festivals. Each month you will find just over 100 vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glass, clothing, purses, wood-turnings, furniture, sculpture, photography, paintings and more. With the first festival of the year just being a week before Mother’s Day this is the perfect place to find something unique and original for mom.

All the restaurants in the festival area will be setting up cafes in the streets, so its easy to take a break and enjoy some good food. Several of the restaurants also host entertainment indoors during and after the festival including Ramshead Tavern, 49 West coffeehouse and Gallery, Stan and Joes and Tsunami.

Performers throughout the festival will be showcasing live music, dance, theater and more in 3 free performance areas including, Weisman Park near the Visitors Center which is s a good spot to relax in the shade, the parking lot next to Stan and Joe’s Saloon hosts the main stage and Whitmore Park on Calvert Street will host the new Community Art Performance Stage. The kids can also have fun getting faces painted or trying a henna tattoo.

For the month of May bring your camera to the festival because the festival will be extending the May Day celebrations with flower baskets throughout the festival made by the restaurants, galleries and vendors. Plus there are several galleries with new exhibits in the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District to check out, including Nancy Hammond Gallery, Fin Art, Whitehall Gallery and The Annapolis Collection Gallery.

Attendance has grown over the years as well. Today depending on the weather its not uncommon to have 4,000 to 7,000 people attend each of the monthly festivals. The First Sunday Arts festivals are lucky to be on West Street where parking is not an issue. There is 5 parking garages including Gott’s, Whitmore, Knighton, Loews and the State Garage within a 1 to 3 block stroll from the festival. Plus with so many Annapolis’ locals attending the festival, many just walk or bike in from the surrounding downtown communities of the Historic District, Murray Hill, Presidents Hill and Clay Street. The high numbers of locals attending also means you will find a lot of friendly pets joining their families at the First Sunday Arts Festivals

To accommodate the larger festival attendance the festival has increased the hours of the festival to start at 11am instead of noon and has added a seventh month to the lineup. This years festivals will be on the first Sunday of each month May to November on the first block of West Street and in Whitmore Park on Calvert Street in Annapolis

Admission to the First Sunday Arts Festivals is always free and free parking is available at the Bladen Street State Garage on the corner of Calvert Street and Bladen Street. The first Festival of the year will be Sunday May 3rd from 11am to 5pm. Festivals continue on June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, and November 1.

For more info visit www.firstsundayarts.com

Share on Facebook

11.28.14

FIRST SUNDAY ARTS FESTIVAL HOLIDAY EDITION

Posted in First Sunday Arts Press Releases at 3:05 am by Administrator

WHEN: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE: HISTORIC WEST STREET IN DOWNTOWN ANNAPOLIS (Between Church Circle and Calvert Streets)

annapolisholidayartfestival

West Street will be buzzing on Sunday, December 7th as artisans of The Holiday Edition of First Sunday Arts Festival line both sides of the street. Contemporary works of wood, clay, glass, metal and fiber will be available for purchase: handbags and alpaca hats — stained and blown glass —metal, wood, and driftwood sculpture —unique outfits for children (as well as Fido) — original watercolors, oils, and photography —re-purposed furniture and rugs—decorative candles and soaps—chocolates and caramels — handcrafted jewelry — incredible nautical art and whimsical gifts galore. All original and hand-made by the artists!

And with a choice of more than a half dozen fine restaurants, festival-goers can savor Italian specialties, Asian-fusion delicacies, south of the border selections, gourmet sandwiches, pastries and coffee while dining al fresco or indoors. Or, relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

Smooth jazz and specialty music — perfect for an afternoon of strolling — will cheer festival guests. Bring the children for face painting, and, of course, dogs are welcome to hang out, too!

visit www.firstsundayarts.com

Share on Facebook

« Previous Page« Previous entries « Previous Page · Next Page » Next entries »Next Page »