A day of creativity! ArtFest is part of Four Rivers Heritage Area’s Maryland Day Celebration activities.
ArtFest showcases the arts at MD Hall like no other day! This year's FREE Open House will feature self guided outdoor activities including a community art project and a StoryWalk® from Anne Arundel County Public Library, mini ArtReach film screenings throughout the building and special Gallery Hours to visit "In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us" by Patricia Moss-Vreeland. The "Art of Activism" outdoor banner display will also return for Maryland Day weekend only.
Chevy's Fresh Mex Food Truck will offer up festive eats and The Cafe at Maryland Hall will have patio service on the front facade. Plus Art Things will be open for shopping!
About the Exhibit
Opening in March for Women's History Month, this exhibition illuminates the role memory plays in relation to who we are. Patricia Moss-Vreeland's drawings, paintings, prints, artist books, poetry, and videos are metaphoric responses and reside in concert with the interlacing of science texts, connecting the personal to the universal. In a series of conversations Moss-Vreeland's has with Dr. Dasa Zeithamova, they explore the function of the human brain to find meaning, the parallel universe of art and science, their different ways of knowing and self-expression, and the importance of stepping out of our silos and forming relationships. Moss-Vreeland integrates her ongoing inquiry about the social impact of memory in new works, adding another layer of meaning, along with new sensory components.
About the ArtReach Film Series
The ArtReach Film Series project uses the art of film to tell authentic stories about the Annapolis community by the community. The films are made by Annapolis youth together with the MD Hall outreach team. As part of Maryland Day Weekend’s commitment to showcasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion during this year’s events, the selected films are from the Series’ African American History in Annapolis and Mi Historia mini-series.
Maryland Day Celebration
ArtFest is a proud part of Four Rivers 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. This year's event celebrates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with activities that showcase the diverse fabric of our community.
Protect Your Community: COVID-19 Protocols
- Free advanced registration is required to attend.
- Face masks are required for all guests on our campus (indoors and outside).
- Expand cleaning of MD Hall restrooms and hallways is in place.
- Hand sanitizer is provided in common areas.
- All restrooms and commonly-touched areas are wiped down on an ongoing basis.
- Respect social distancing whenever possible.
- Capacity will be limited and guests may be asked to wait to give space to others.