July 13, 2024
Annapolis, US 89 F

Maryland Hall celebrates 40 years with ArtFest Open House and 40th Birthday Party

Explore all that Maryland Hall has to offer at their ArtFest Open House & 40th Birthday Party on Sunday, March 22 from 1-4 pm! The United States Naval Academy Band will perform a concert at 4 pm capping off the day with a community concert.

Maryland Hall’s ArtFest Open House is a day of creativity filling the historic building with art demonstrations, music recitals, dance performances, exhibitions, hands-on activities and children’s crafts. Highlights this year include an opportunity to meet Paul Reed Smith, world renowned guitarmaker and musician, in attendance to talk with guests about his 2nd Annual Interactive Music Camp for Aspiring Musicians planned for this August at Maryland Hall. Plus, in celebration of Maryland Hall’s 40th birthday, birthday treats, face painting and balloon animal art will be offered!

This FREE Open House showcases the arts at Maryland Hall like no other single day, attracting over 1,000 people of all ages. ArtFest is part of Four Rivers Heritage Area’s Maryland Day Celebration activities and also includes free tastings from the Café at Maryland Hall. Come spend your Sunday afternoon with Maryland Hall and find out what your region’s cultural core is all about!

ArtFest Happenings for Kids & Adults:

  • Membership & Box Office Specials
  • Food Trucks on site
  • Hands-on children’s community art project
  • Pottery & Glass Fusing “Seconds Sale”
  • Digital Photo Booth
  • Music Together Chesapeake Demonstrations
  • The Maple Academy of Irish Dance: On stage Showcase
  • Dan Meyer Choir Concert
  • Handbuilding, Pottery Wheel, Glass Fusing & Woodturning Demonstrations
  • Drawing & Painting Demonstrations
  • Ballet Theater of Maryland Showcase
  • Belly Dancing Showcase and Mini Workshops
  • YogAlign and Tai Chi Workshops
  • Peabody Preparatory Music Event
  • Hip Hop, Tap and Ballroom Dancing Demonstrations
  • FREE Tastings from The Café at Maryland Hall, Popcorn and Birthday Treats!
  • Exhibiting in the Galleries: Vantage Point: Paintings by Sally Davies, Unnatural Causes: Art of a Critical Nature, From Our Living Room to Yours: The Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting

After the Open House activities, the Naval Academy Band will perform at 4pm. Lieutenant Commander Patrick K. Sweeten will lead the band in a varied and exciting program of music for chamber winds and concert band. Highlights include works by Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, and John Phillip Sousa. Musician First Class Dan Coffman will perform Concerto for Trombone and Military Band by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov as featured soloist.

All ArtFest activities, including the Concert are first come, first served. Free and open to the public, tickets are not required. Registration is requested at marylandhall.org.

For more information, contact Maryland Hall at 410-263-5544. Maryland Hall is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis.

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