ArtFest Open House 2019 | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

ArtFest Open House 2019

Presented by Maryland Hall
March 31st
1:00 PMPurchase

Sunday, March 31 from 1-4 pm | USNA Band Concert at 4 pm

Free | RSVP Here

Maryland Hall’s ArtFest is a day of creativity -- featuring art demonstrations, music recitals, dance performances, exhibitions, hands-on activities and children’s crafts. The day will be capped off by a concert performed by the United States Naval Academy Band! 

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 the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County region’s Maryland Day Celebration activities and also includes treats and face painting. Come spend your Sunday with Maryland Hall and find out what we are all about!

Open house activities are from 1-4 pm. The USNA Band Concert is at 4 pm. 


All activities are first-come, first-served including seating for the concert. Free and open to the public.

ArtFest Happenings, Hands-On Activities and Demonstrations for Kids & Adults:

  • BIG INK woodblock printing demonstration
  • Digital Photo Booth: Take FREE digital photos and share with friends & family!
  • Drone Photography Demonstrations
  • Music Together Chesapeake Demonstrations
  • The Maple Academy of Irish Dance: On stage Showcase
  • Handbuilding & Pottery Wheel Demonstrations
  • Pottery ‘Seconds Sale’
  • Glass Fusing Demonstration & ‘Seconds Sale’
  • Drawing & Painting Demonstrations
  • Ballet Theater of Maryland Showcase
  • Belly Dancing Showcase and Mini Workshops
  • Woodturning Demonstration
  • Hip Hop, Tap and Ballroom Dancing Demonstrations
  • Exhibiting in the Galleries and around Maryland Hall: Joanne S. Scott: 60 Year Retrospective, TRYBE-ALL Celebration Series: Paintings by Tony J. Spencer, BIG INK
  • Poetry Reading by Joanne S. Scott
  • Cafe at Maryland Hall tastings & music
  • Food Trucks including Truck of Deliciousness and Crabtowne
  • FREE Goetze’s Candy, Popcorn and Much More!

About the ​​Naval Academy Band Concert: The Naval Academy Band will present a program of American chamber music for winds and brass on March 31 at 4 p.m. Lieutenant Commander Patrick K. Sweeten will conduct the concert which will feature a variety of chamber ensembles performing Hymn to Freedom by Andrew Wolfe, Double Wind Quintet by Alfred Reed, Serenade No. 1 by Vincent Persichetti, An American Tapestry by Daniel Kallman, Essay for Brass and Winds by William Mayer, and two works by Anthony DiLorenzo, Of Kingdoms and Glory and American Anthem