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Historic Inn Lodging in Annapolis M.D.Although Annapolis is nicknamed “America’s Sailing Capital”, Maryland’s maritime capital is not just about sailboats tacking on the Chesapeake Bay. As tourists flock to Annapolis in increasing numbers, the city’s fine arts scene has flourished. Their purchases of arts and crafts have resulted in more gallery openings.

Every autumn also brings two important artistic happenings to Annapolis, providing exciting forums for creativity. Thus, fall’s spectacular change of seasons on the scenic Chesapeake will not be the only kaleidoscope for eyes to see. Annapolis will be hosting the Strokes of Genius exhibition held by the Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) and the Holiday Edition of the First Sunday Arts Festival during November 2018.

Strokes of Genius

Strokes of Genius will be held from Friday, November 2 to Monday, 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 there is no charge for admission.

A renowned national juried exhibition of paintings, Strokes of Genius invites all artists living in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to apply to exhibit at the 8th annual all-painting competition.

Strokes of Genius will hold a reception that will introduce the artists selected by the MFA on Sunday, November 11 from 3 to 5 p.m.

First Sunday Arts Festival – Holiday Edition!

The Holiday Edition of Annapolis’ First Sunday Arts Festival 2018 will return once again on Sunday, November 4 in downtown Annapolis where West Street and Calvert Street meet. Hours are from noon to 5:00 p.m., and it is free for all visitors. Pets on a leash can also attend with their parents.

Over the years, the First Sunday Arts Festival has evolved into a wonderful mix of arts & crafts fair and street festival. Occurring every first Sunday of the month from May to December, the events are celebrations accompanied by dance, street performances, theater, and live music. If you like your fine art and entertainment with festive food, you will not be disappointed. Food trucks and café dining await your appetite.

Your Inn Near Annapolis Art

Both the Circle Gallery and First Sunday are near Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your 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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