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This year's Comcast Cares Day was a great success! 

Friends and families spent the day doing some gardening at Maryland Hall! Helped clean up the grounds, laid mulch and stone and did a little landscaping and it was greatly appreciated!

Thank you to all who came out and helped keep the grounds at Maryland Hall looking their best. 

Follow the link below and watch the video to see what a great contribution Comcast Cares Day is to Maryland Hall and the community.


Maryland Hall is participating in this year’s Annapolis Arts Week

 A week-long celebration of the Arts


Closing reception for the Yumi Hogan, Freedom of Nature exhibit, Saturday, June 10 from 2 - 3:30 pm.



Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Celebrates Linnell Bowen’s Retirement

ANNAPOLIS- Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (MHCA) will present Living a Legacy: A Tribute to Linnell Bowen, on Friday, June 9, 7:30 pm in the Main Theatre.  Tickets are $50 with 100% of ticket proceeds benefitting The Campaign for Maryland Hall.  Visit to purchase tickets.

The MHCA Board of Directors invites you to an event to honor Linnell Bowen’s 21 years as President/CEO of Maryland Hall and one of the foremost arts advocates in the Annapolis region.  Under her leadership, Maryland Hall has become the regional arts center, carrying out its mission to provide Art for All through educational activities and performing and visual arts programs.  MHCA is home to four resident companies: the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Annapolis Opera, Live Arts Maryland and the Ballet Theatre of Maryland.  All four organizations are participating in the Tribute program along with influential speakers and a champagne toast by Yumi Hogan, Maryland’s First Lady. 

“The reason that Maryland Hall has been as successful as it has been is due to the hard work, grit and dedication of Linnell Bowen,” says Speaker of the House Michael Busch, who will be ‘roasting’ Bowen at the Tribute event. “Linnell knows every brick of that building, every student who crosses the threshold, and every artist who performs at Maryland Hall. Annapolis would not be competitive in the State arts scene today without Linnell Bowen’s vision and love for this endeavor.” The Tribute, designed by Live Arts’ Creative Director J. Ernest Green, incorporates visual, audio, video and dramatic arts, a fitting evening for the leader that  put the Annapolis arts’ scene on the map.

All proceeds from tickets sales will go towards the Capital Campaign (The Campaign for Maryland Hall), an endeavor that has raised over $11 million to date, funding the modernization and expansion of the main Theatre in 2015 and upcoming additions.  Construction begins this summer on a professional Production Wing, the first-ever addition to the building, which will bring new accessible features to the historic building. Plans are underway for a second addition, a Patron Wing that will complete the Community Theater (currently the gym) enhancing Maryland Hall’s role as a gathering place for all, with spaces for small theater and concerts, conferences and student projects, and will open up new exhibit and teaching spaces.

In fun and unexpected ways, the Tribute will highlight the exceptional accomplishments in the arts in Annapolis over the last 20 years.  Patrons should purchase tickets now as a sold-out night is expected!   Patrons may also make a tribute gift in Linnell’s name, which includes a mention in the printed program.   For more information or to order tickets, contact the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-5640 or visit Box office hours are Monday - Friday from noon – 5 pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis.

Maryland Hall is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County as well as individual and corporate funders. Additional support for the Tribute event comes from sponsors including: Comcast NBCUniversal; Gormley, Jarashow & Bowman LLC; Homestead Gardens; Metropolitan Café; Art at Large; Clean Cuts; Cerebral Lounge; and Ken’s Creative Kitchen.


Enter the Arts Alive raffle to win one of these extravagant trips.

Raffle tickets are $100 each - only 200 tickets will be sold!

Drawing: September 8 at Arts Alive at Maryland Hall 

Winner need not be present. Raffle winner picks the trip of their choice.

Some restrictions apply including blackout dates.

Click here to download an order form to enter the Arts Alive Raffle.

Click here for information about Arts Alive.

Trip Option #1:  6 nights in Ireland with Airfare for 2

The luck of the Irish is on your side with this amazing Ultimate Irish Getaway. Tour across Dublin via the “Hop-on, Hop-off” Dublin Bus Tours, allowing you access to some of this eclectic city's most famous landmarks including the Guinness Storehouse. Continue your journey onwards to the historical Bunratty Village, where a night of delicious food and drink await. Entry is free into the Bunratty Medieval Banquet where you will enjoy a delicious four-course meal by way of bench seating via long oak tables and candlelight, reflecting the banqueting style of the medieval era

Trip Option #2:  6 Nights in Switzerland with Airfare for 2

Sample two things Switzerland is known for—its delectable cheeses and savory chocolates—as you tour through the Alps. The tour starts by travelling across Zurich West and from there, you will visit the boutique shops of the famous Swiss Chocolatier Lindt. The tour continues through the majestic Swiss Alps until you reach the town of Stein where you will visit the local cheese factory where the famous wheel shaped Appenzeller cheese is made. Continue until you reach the village of Brulisau where you'll head up Mount Hoher Kasten via aerial cable car. Last on the list before heading back to Zurich is a guided walking tour of Appenzell with its narrow pedestrian lanes and quaint painted houses.

Trip Option #3:  5 Nights in Costa Rica with Airfare for 2

Let your troubles melt away at the luxurious Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort. Surround by 1,100 acres of rainforest and overlooking the sparkling blue ocean, this stunning retreat encompasses the best that this beautiful country has to offer. You won't be without a view either as garden, mountain and ocean scenery surround the resort. While visiting, enjoy a Canopy Tour Adventure through the lush, vibrant rainforests of Costa Rica. An astonishing 25 zip lines will have you swinging from tree-top to tree-top, observing nature as you never have before.

Trip Option #4:  Pebble Beach and Monterey Resort Golf Package with Airfare for ​2

Pebble Beach Golf Links is America's #1 Public Golf Course and a favorite of pros and amateurs alike. The reason for its popularity lies within its exceptional beauty and the unique challenges each hole presents. Its stunning layout is measured by its Cliffside fairways, perfectly manicured greens and views overlooking the sparkling blue ocean. As the saying goes, “Every golfer deserves to play "Pebble" at least once in his or her life. There's no time like the present.”

Trip Option #5:  7 Night Cruise to Alaska Aboard Celebrity Cruises for 2

Drink in the splendor of the seas as you make your way along the Alaskan coast, in and out of passages, past fjords, and miles and miles of wilderness. From the breathtaking sights of Hubbard Glacier to the pioneering spirit of Juneau, the gold-rush spirit of Skagway and the totem poles of Ketchikan, Celebrity's Alaska is as rustic and romantic as one could ever imagine. Seattle, WA; Seward, AK; Vancouver, British Columbia embark ports; airfare not included. 

Watch the following TV interview to hear Donna Anderson, the Vice President of Marketing and Development, discuss our upcoming Annual Fundraising event Arts Alive. This year will be the 19th Arts Alive here at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts!

For more information on this year's Arts Alive please visit the event page.