Annapolis Art Walk Set For August 15

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The Annapolis Gallery Association will hold its 29th annual Annapolis Art Walk on Thursday, August 15, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

The public is invited to join the association for a festive evening celebrating the visual arts. Fifteen galleries in historic downtown Annapolis are participating in this annual event, hosting new art exhibits and featuring artists demonstrating their skills in various media. Musicians will perform around town and galleries will serve light refreshments. Look for participating galleries by spotting the yellow balloons and yellow banners. Maps will be available at each art gallery, and attendees can catch a free ride from the Annapolis blue Circulator trolley.

Peek over an artist’s shoulder and watch them at work. Artists working in oil, watercolor, ceramics, woodturning, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafts and more will demonstrate their skills at the Annapolis Art Walk.

Annapolis is one of the top 25 arts destinations as designated by American Style Magazine. The Annapolis Gallery Association hopes to make the public aware of the diversity and quality of art in this growing center for the arts. Over recent years, the artist community in Annapolis has expanded rapidly, spurred by the number of visitors to the city and by the increased number of art galleries. While traditional water and boating scenes are still big favorites, area artists in growing numbers are expressing their creativity through a wide variety of subject matter, styles and art media.

Parking is located at the Hillman Garage off Main Street, the Gotts Court Garage off Calvert Street or Northwest Street (behind the visitors center), the Knighton Garage at Colonial Drive and West Street and at the Bladen Street Garage on St. John’s Street. The Annapolis City parking map is helpful for visitors unfamiliar with garage locations. The garage at 19 Bladen Street is free after 6:00pm and on weekends; however, for the Art Walk evening, attendees can enter the garage at 6:00pm.

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