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annapolis-blog-gibsons-lodgingsAnnapolis’ fine arts scene has steadily grown over the years because of the significant growth of tourism to the city. The increased number of visitors, especially those who purchase art, has contributed to the opening of more galleries. Two events will color Annapolis during the height of autumn. Maryland Federation of Art’s Strokes of Genius exhibit and the Holiday Edition of the First Sunday Arts Festival will both be in Maryland’s capital during November 2016.

Strokes of Genius

Strokes of Genius will open Friday, October 28 and run through Saturday, November 26 at the Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery on 18 State Circle, Annapolis. Hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, and admission is free. This national juried exhibition of paintings will have its official reception on November 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. The following is from their press release:

“The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invited all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 5th annual all-painting competition. Original 2-D work, created through any painting media (inc. oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, etc.) and following entry guidelines, was considered. Exhibition Chair: David Diaz

Juror: Joey P. Mánlapaz earned her M.F.A. in painting from The George Washington University. She is a painter and Associate Faculty at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, where she has taught at all levels of drawing and painting since 1992, and is a Lecturer at Georgetown University.”

For more information, please visit: http://mdfedart.com/event/strokes-of-genius/ and http://mdfedart.com/portfolio/72/

First Sunday Arts Festival – Holiday Edition!

The Holiday Edition of Annapolis’s monthly First Sunday Arts Festival will be celebrated on Sunday, November 6 in downtown Annapolis at the intersection of West and Calvert Streets. Hours are from noon to 5:00 p.m., admission is free, and leashed pets are welcome.

It is a street festival and arts and crafts fair combined into one event and held every first Sunday of the month from May to December. There will be live music, dance, theatre, and street performers. Café dining and food trucks will be serving local fare to attendees, who totaled 60,000 last year.

For more information, please visit: www.firstsundayarts.com The festival is now a rain or shine event and may be cancelled due to severe weather. If cancelled, it will be posted on this website by 7:30 a.m.

A B&B Near Arts Events

The Circle Gallery is only about half a mile away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your bed & breakfast room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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