Arts

Southern Maryland Film Festival Returning to Leonardtown

Southern Maryland Film Festival Returning to Leonardtown

Because of the overwhelming support of the local community, The Planning Committee for the Southern Maryland Film Festival has announced that their second event will be held in Leonardtown, MD, July 15 – 16, 2016. According to Committee Chairperson Theresa Wood, the tentative 2-day plan is to have an opening screening, meet and greet session, and filmmakers’...
Read More »

Colonial Christmas at Historic St. Mary’s

Colonial Christmas at Historic St. Mary’s

On December 5th, 2015 begin a new holiday tradition with Historic St. Mary’s City’s Colonial Christmas and discover the spirit of Christmas past in the 17th- century. Guests follow the journey of a recently freed servant as he desperately searches for love. The people he meets on his journey offer insight on how he...
Read More »

Annmarie to Host Four Indoor Holiday Markets

Annmarie to Host Four Indoor Holiday Markets

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will host four indoor Holiday Maker’s Markets on December 4 & 5 and 11 & 12, 2:00-9:00pm each day. Buy local this season at one of Annmarie’s new indoor Markets featuring a wide variety of gift options. Each Market will feature a different selection of artists and craftspeople...
Read More »

Sights and Sounds of the Holidays on Main Street La Plata for Small Business Saturday

Sights and Sounds of the Holidays on Main Street La Plata for Small Business Saturday

La Plata Business Association (LPBA) announces the arts and entertainment schedule at the Shop La Plata celebration on Small Business Saturday® to be held on Nov. 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in historic downtown La Plata, Maryland. Start your holiday season off right with hundreds of joyful shoppers and families to enjoy...
Read More »

Film inspired by L.A. Race Riots, Produced by Young, St. Mary’s Native.

Film inspired by L.A. Race Riots, Produced by Young, St. Mary’s Native.

A short film inspired by the 1992 Los Angeles riots is aimed at shining light on the struggle Korean-American merchants faced at the onset of civil unrest while exploring racial and moral dilemmas at the epicenter of humanity. Named after the tumultuous month in central Los Angeles after the controversial Rodney King trial verdict April...
Read More »

Ornament-Making Drop-in Fun at Annmarie

Ornament-Making Drop-in Fun at Annmarie

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will host four drop-in days of Ornament-Making Fun on November 25, 27, 28, and 29, 10am to 4pm each day. Bring your family to the artLAB to make Pinecone Penguins, Ugly Sweaters, and Festive Tree ornaments – all from repurposed and recycled materials. Projects are appropriate for all...
Read More »

Tiny Elves & Santa’s Workshop Kicks Off Holiday Season

Tiny Elves & Santa’s Workshop Kicks Off Holiday Season

As a kickoff to the holiday season the Department of Recreation and Parks has invited Santa to visit St. Mary’s County early! The Tiny Elves Workshop & Santa’s Workshop will take place on Saturday December 5 from 9 – 11 a.m. Geared toward children ages 14 years and younger, the event will be held at the Hollywood...
Read More »

La Plata Business Association Supports Fine Arts in Schools

La Plata Business Association Supports Fine Arts in Schools

The La Plata Business Association (LPBA) presented Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) a $10,000 check on Nov. 4 to support fine arts for students. The donation came from the proceeds of the association’s second annual Rocktoberfest 2015, a small-town rock music festival presented by the LPBA and produced by Island Music. The association also...
Read More »

Veterans Day Parade Reminders for Participants and Spectators

Veterans Day Parade Reminders for Participants and Spectators

The 2015 Leonardtown Veterans Day Parade kicks off this Wednesday (November 11) at 10 a.m. The march will begin at St. Mary’s Ryken High School, proceed along Fenwick Street until it reaches the Square in Leonardtown. The parade, one of the largest in Maryland, features Veterans, dignitaries, elected officials, local high school marching bands, military units, color...
Read More »

First Lady’s Art Gallery Opens with Student Art Show

First Lady’s Art Gallery Opens with Student Art Show

  Working in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), First Lady Yumi Hogan presented a selection of artworks by Maryland students during the inaugural show in the new First Lady’s Art Gallery. First Lady Hogan, who is an accomplished artist and a professor at Maryland...
Read More »

Dine and Unwind with Christmas Concert – Tickets on Sale Now

Dine and Unwind with Christmas Concert – Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets Now on Sale Ditch the holiday hubbub and step back in time for an elegant evening of fine dining and merry music. Tickets for the annual Chopticon High School Chorus Madrigal Dinner and Concert Dec. 4-6 at Christ Episcopal Church in Chaptico, Maryland, are now on sale. Presented by the Chopticon High School’s...
Read More »

The 2015 Kris Kringle Christmas Market

The 2015 Kris Kringle Christmas Market

Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this third annual two-day event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, a cookie baking contest, shopping, music, and much more. The launch of this family-friendly event two years ago was a great success! The Charles County...
Read More »

Arts Alliance “Call for Artists” for the Winter Art Show at Waldorf West Library

Arts Alliance “Call for Artists” for the Winter Art Show at Waldorf West Library

The Charles County Arts Alliance is now accepting submissions for the Winter Art Show, a multi-media public exhibit, to be held at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD, from January 9 to April 2, 2016. The Library consists of four separate gallery spaces on two floors. Local artists are invited to...
Read More »

Calvert School of Dance Workshop to Raise Money to Help Underprivileged Children

Calvert School of Dance Workshop to Raise Money to Help Underprivileged Children

The Calvert School of Dance is proud to announce that we will be holding the 3rd Annual” Ian Berry Memorial Scholarship Workshop” November 7-8, 2015. This workshop is to raise money to help underprivileged children study the Art of Dance. Last year was a success and we hope this year will be even better....
Read More »

Arts Alliance “Call for Artists” for the Winter Art Show at Waldorf West Library

Arts Alliance “Call for Artists” for the Winter Art Show at Waldorf West Library

The Charles County Arts Alliance is now accepting submissions for the Winter Art Show, a multi-media public exhibit, to be held at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD, from January 9 to April 2, 2016. The Library consists of four separate gallery spaces on two floors. Local artists are invited to...
Read More »

Two New Exhibits to Open this October at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Two New Exhibits to Open this October at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland is excited to announce two Fabulous new art exhibits! The first opening is Friday October 23 followed by the second on October 25, 2015. Finding Our Place: the Geography of Art opens with an Annmarie After Hours event on Friday, October 23, from 6 –...
Read More »

$1,000 Up for Grabs in Biennial Technology Handbook Cover Contest

$1,000 Up for Grabs in Biennial Technology Handbook Cover Contest

With $1,000 and bragging rights at stake, the St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development is giving artists a chance to design the cover of one of the most referenced books in the county in this year’s Technology Handbook cover contest. “Designing the cover of the Technology Handbook provides great exposure within the technology industry which advances...
Read More »

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Receives Grant From Dominion Foundation

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Receives Grant From Dominion Foundation

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland recently received a $15,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation, in support of the Children’s Discovery Garden & Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be natural play space and outdoor classroom where young guests will explore the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay with a particular focus...
Read More »

Dreams Studio of Dance Dances4aCURE

Dreams Studio of Dance Dances4aCURE

We are proud to announce that we are an idance4acure studio. We are holding a 3-6 hour dance marathon to raise money to help fight childhood cancer October 17th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a near and dear organization to me as we lost one of our beloved dancers to cancer...
Read More »

Arts Alliance Grant Season is Open!

Arts Alliance Grant Season is Open!

Our annual grant season is now open with the posting of the applications HERE, and with hard-copies available through our CCAA Office in La Plata. Completed applications with all required copies must be in the possession of the CCAA Office (not postmarked) no later than 12:00 noon on October 9, 2015. As in previous...
Read More »

Exploring the Creative Arts with Southern Maryland Art Professionals

Exploring the Creative Arts with Southern Maryland Art Professionals

The St. Mary’s Arts Council, in conjunction with Leonardtown’s Arts & Entertainment District, held their first annual Art*Work*Shop event Saturday, September 12th in Leonardtown. Nine professional artists from Southern Maryland introduced students of all ages to a variety of artistic media. Students explored their creative side with classes in watercolors, poetry writing, landscapes and...
Read More »

Rocktoberfest 2015 is Going on TODAY (Rain or Shine)

Rocktoberfest 2015 is Going on TODAY (Rain or Shine)

Come on, rock La Plata for good! Be front and center on one of the festival’s indoor and outdoor stages . #Rocklp4good The La Plata Business Association (LPBA) will host the 2nd annual Rocktoberfest, a rock music festival and fundraiser, produced by Island Music Company. The small-town festival, held in the heart of the...
Read More »

Artsfest ’15, A Fine Arts Festival was a Huge Success!

Artsfest ’15, A Fine Arts Festival was a Huge Success!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, welcomed 10,944 people to the sculpture garden this past Saturday and Sunday, September 19th & 20th, during Artsfest ’15 Fine Arts Festival. The event featured 167 artist booths and more than 25 bands, many of them new to the 22-year-old event. Artsfest ’15 performer, Greg...
Read More »

Gaithersburg Man Wins Top Prize in DNR Photo Contest

Gaithersburg Man Wins Top Prize in DNR Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the winners of its 12th annual photo contest, with Santosh Shanmuga of Gaithersburg, Maryland claiming top honors for his serene Female Red-Winged Blackbird taken at Swan Harbor Farm in Harford County. The winning images will appear in the winter edition of the agency’s seasonal magazine...
Read More »

22nd Annual – Artsfest ’15 Fine Arts Festival Begins Today!!

22nd Annual – Artsfest ’15 Fine Arts Festival Begins Today!!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, presents the 22nd Annual Artsfest Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, & Sunday, September 19 & 20, 2015, 10am-5pm both days. This year’s event will feature more than 165 juried artist booths, both inside and outside, drawn from the Mid-Atlantic region and across the country. The...
Read More »