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Maryland Hall
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Join a community art project at ArtFest!


Maryland Hall’s annual FREE open house, hosted by Chesapeake Crossroads and Maryland Day!


Sunday, April 2, 2023, from 1 – 4 PM!





ArtFest is a day of creativity for all ages featuring the arts at Maryland Hall, including art and dance demonstrationsart sales and exhibitionslive entertainmenthands-on activitieschildren’s crafts, and more!


Through our classroomsgalleries, and stages, we’re excited to showcase a variety of programming and Hall happenings!


In our classrooms, see live dance demonstrations like belly dance and ballet, featuring Ballet Theatre of Maryland and Academy Ballet School of Annapolis! Drop in to watch live teacher demonstrations in our pottery, glass, woodturning, and jewelry studios!


Wildhearts Academy will host workshops for families featuring Mini Makers with Bethany and The Art of Language: Bilingual Storytime. 


Tap into your creativity and become part of our fun and collaborative community arts project focused on Harriet Tubman (context provided by Banneker Douglass Museum).


In our galleries, view current exhibits (always open to the public):

Chaney Gallery: AFTERMATH: Inspired Community Healing After Gun Violence

Martino Gallery: The Capital Five: Honoring Our Heroes of the Press

Openshaw Gallery: #Artgang2


During ArtFest, you’ll witness live art demonstrations by Andree Tullier and Melissa Gruyder in the Martino, Joe Karr in the Chaney, and our current and former Artists-in-Residences in the Openshaw!


On our stages, we’ll host a screening of a ballet visual from Ballet After Dark, a live film score with Andrew E. Simpson in our Bowen Theatre, and live performances from Ballet Theatre of Maryland and Naptown Jazz Kids in our Main Theatre!


We are thrilled to launch CRAB RADIO during ArtFest! 


Streaming live from The Café at Maryland Hall, we’ll feature interviews and performances by our ArtReach programs. 


Stay tuned as we reveal the Media Arts Division logo contest winner, conduct raffle giveaways, and offer opportunities for deep class registration discounts!


Don’t forget to hop onto our podcast truck in front of the Hall to record personal stories about your connection to Maryland Hall—we want to hear from you!


And finally, end the day with a family flash mob on our front lawn!


Sponsors include Ledo PizzaLive! Casino HotelAnnapolis Orthodontics, and Celebration Villa of Manresa.


ArtFest is a proud part of Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area’s Maryland Day Celebration, a three-day weekend full of great family activities across Annapolis and Anne Arundel County heritage sites. All activities are free or $1!


Register today to be entered into multiple raffle opportunities! Prizes include:

Two Tickets to the production of 'Wish Upon a Star', Maryland Hall class discounts, and goodie baskets!

ArtFest Event Schedule

Check back for the full schedule.   

ArtFest is a proud part of Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area's Maryland Day Celebration, a three day weekend full of great family activities across heritage sites throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. All activities are free or $1. Learn more about Maryland day. 

We are accepting Sponsorships to ArtFest. If you are interested, please reach out to Maria Abreu Lugar at or 410-263-5544 ext. 26


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