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Annapolis Artwalk

Stroll the streets for art's sake

Ian Stainton works the wheel at The Annapolis Pottery, Dick Harryman paints on Maryland Avenue and Tim Kolberg plays guitar at McBride Gallery — part of a whole lot more at this year’s ArtWalk.

Annapolis becomes an open-air art gallery every year during ArtWalk, sponsored by the Annapolis Gallery Association. 

Can you hit all nine of our must-see stops along the Annapolis Artwalk? Grab your map (see ad on the back page) or at any gallery, and plan your route to enjoy all the art your walking shoes can handle. 

Starting from West Annapolis, drop in at West Annapolis Artworks & Fine Framing, filled with summer-inspired art as well as works from June’s Paint Annapolis plein air competition. This gallery now offers small, specialized art workshops in the new studio space. Watch artists paint live, tour the studio and enjoy happy hour. 

Then pop into Art Things for everything you need to create your own works. Demonstrations will show you all you can do with Copic and Chameleon markers. Maybe you’ll win a gift card as well as a door prize. 

Head next to Maryland Avenue to visit Jo Fleming Contemporary Art and meet photographer Dimitri Fotos, whose works are on display. Down the street at Maria’s Picture Place, you can find prints, posters, photos and charts of the Chesapeake, plus photos by Maryland’s still-unsurpassed Marion Warren.  

Be sure to stop in at the Circle Gallery, home of Maryland Federation of Art, for the closing reception of the 50 Forever show, celebrating the art collective’s 50th birthday. Artist members gain exposure here, and themed shows bring in artists from around the country. 

Head down to City Dock to visit the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery. Specializing in the works of artists such as John Barber, this gallery is full of two- and three-dimensional art. The pieces here bring a nautical touch to your home or office. 

Wander on to West Street and into the Annapolis Collection Gallery to see an exhibit by rising photographer Jay Fleming as well as fine portraits and artwork by six Annapolis masters. 

At Green Phoenix 2 on Main Street, nosh on wine and cheese while you browse art pieces that support worthwhile causes around the world. Paintings, textiles, pottery and jewelry by local artists and artisans make this shop feel like a global gallery. 

Finish up at a Bay Weekly favorite, McBride Gallery, where Cynthia McBride welcomes artist Maria Marino, who demonstrates pastel painting, and Tim Kolberg plays guitar. 



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