This holiday season experience shopping from the regions best artisans at the popular First Sunday Arts Festival - Holiday Edition on Sunday November 5th in the historic streets and parks of Downtown Annapolis, Maryland. This event hosts 130 of the regions best artists, crafters, musicians and food. Plus Downtown Annapolis is filled with boutiques and galleries just a short stroll from the festival.
The First Sunday Arts Festival has themed the November 5th festival as the "Holiday Edition" as this is one of the best days to start your holiday shopping.. The festival has 130 artisan vendors packing the streets with original and unique gifts. Thousands of shoppers Visit Annapolis for this fun street festival. S...hop from Handmade jewelry, Wheel Thrown Pottery, hand knitted hats and scarves, alpaca clothing, photography, paintings, books, metal arts, fused glass, ornaments, home décor, handmade candles, soaps and more.
This is your opportunity to have fun while shopping Made In Maryland. No mall stores hassles with untrained seasonal staff and no boring nights shopping home alone off the internet. Here you can meet the people that make the items you select and truly get to appreciate the American craftsman.
The afternoon also includes a great line of free entertainment/ Live music including;
Wiesman Park next to Visit Annapolis Visitors Center
Fred Hughes 11am-1pm
Words Beats & Life, Creative Core 2pm-4pm
Stan and Joe's Saloon Stage
Late Boomers 3-5pm
2nd Blocks of West Street
Shawn Shakya 2pm-4pm
Bands from the Priddy Music Academy Noon-5pm
For the kids there is face painting and the coolest game room in town at Mission Escape Rooms - Annapolis.
After you finish shopping at the festival check out the unique boutiques and galleries in the Annapolis Arts District including Nancy Hammond Editions, The Annapolis Collection Gallery, FinArt Gallery & Studios, Sparrow, ArtFarm Annapolis, Cindy Loo Hoo's Boutique, Whitehall Gallery, Sadona Salon + Spa, Nap town furniture and more.
Show your support for the Arts, MADE in USA and Made in Maryland by inviting your friends to this First Sunday Arts Festival.
Parking is easy near the festival at the following garages Whitmore's Garage, Gott's Court Garage, Knighton Garage and the free Calvert Street Parkng Garage at 19 St Johns Street.
Also mark your calendar for Sunday December 3rd or the lighting of the Holiday Light Canopy and Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival on West Street. This is a must attend event sponsored by BGE
First Sunday Arts Festival and the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival are hosted by the Inner West Street Association and managed by Evans Management LLC