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Final First Sunday Arts Festival — Holiday Edition

| October 20, 2017, 04:23 PM

First Sunday Arts FestThis 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. Shop 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 gifts you select and truly get to appreciate the American craftsman.

The afternoon also includes a great line of free entertainment/ live music including

Fred Hughes 11am-1pm, Skribe noon-2pm, Joe Keyes and The Late Bloomer Band3-5pm and 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.

Parking is easy near the festival at the following garages Whitmore’s Garage, Gott’s Court Garage, Knighton Garage and the free Calvert Street Parking 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

Admission to the First Sunday Arts Festivals is always free. So bring your friends, family and your friendly pets to spend a day out on the town. This years festivals will continue with a bonus festival on the first Sunday of December called the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival (admission a suggested $5 donation) where the new Holiday Light Canopy will also be lighted. First Sunday Arts Festivals hours are November 5th 11am to 5pm and the Chocolate Binge Festival on  December 3rd is from noon to 5pm.

The First Sunday Arts Festivals and the Chocolate Binge Festivals are sponsored by the Inner West Street Association and managed by Evans Management LLC.

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