Arts Festivals Around Maryland

Arts  festivals abound throughout Maryland in the summer, showcasing everything from fine art to performing arts and even local wine.

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Elise Phillips Paints Annapolis
Annapolis Arts Week
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Musicians Perform in Traditional Robes
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There’s nothing better than spending the day outdoors, listening to live music and seeing just how creative the people of Maryland can be—not to mention picking up a hand-crafted souvenir of your trip. To see artist at work, check out the many Plein Air Festivals.

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1 The Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival - AKA " Arts & Ales"

September 22, 2018 
The festival will return to last year’s 3-block site in downtown Hyattsville. The celebration will include more than 100 artists and artisans, and will feature food vendors, Maryland craft brewers, and live performing arts.  Partners anticipate over 5,000 visitors to this free, all-ages event.


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Location:
4312 Hamilton St
Hyattsville, MD 20781
301-683-8267


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2 Artisans' Fair at Symphony Village

September 22, 2018
Forty local artisans offer a wide variety of their hand-crafted creations for sale. See paintings, fused glass art, woodwork, books, much more. Bag lunches; raffles.
Centreville


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Location:
100 Symphony Way
Centreville, MD 21617
410-758-3194


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This Smithsonian affiliate showcases its art in surrounding gardens and makes for an affordable way to spend the day.

3 Artsfest - A Fine Arts Festival, Solomons

September 22-23, 2018
Spend a weekend at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center and enjoy the works of more than 165 artists at this juried arts festival. There isn’t just art on display, though. From bands to stilt walkers to living statues, there’s entertainment for the whole family, including activities in the Discovery Tent and Zany Zone. Enjoy microbrews, hard cider and a whole array of snacks, such as hush puppies, fried pickles and barbecue.


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Location:
13470 Dowell Rd
Dowell, MD 20629
410-326-4640


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Dorchester Art Walk Photo By: dorchesterarts.org

4 Dorchester Showcase & Art Walk

September 23, 2018

An Art Walk and street festival, musical performances, vendor booths, family art activities and Eastern Shore cuisine.


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Location:
321 Historic High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-7782


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Artist Ray Ewing Paints at Mountain Maryland's Plein Air Photo By: Artist Ray Ewing; Photo by Chris Sloan

5 Mountain Maryland Plein Air

September 24-29, 2018
A juried painting event that brings talented artists from across the country to Western Maryland to paint outdoors, on location rather than in a studio. Artists will create original works in Allegany or Garrett counties. Paintings created in Plein Air will be available for purchase.


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Location:
9 N. Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-777-2782


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Harford Plein Air Festival Logo Photo By: Maryland Center For The Arts

6 Harford Plein Air Festival

September 24-29, 2018
An annual juried plein air painting competition and art sale in Harford County hosted by the Maryland Center for the Arts.  Artists from all over the U.S. apply to be accepted into the festival, so they can paint to compete for prizes and sell their artwork in a gallery sale.
Bel Air Armory


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Location:
37 N. Main St.
Bel Air, MD 21014
443-567-5216


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Baltimore Japan Art Festival Logo Photo By: Baltimore Japan Art Festival

7 Baltimore Japan Art Festival

September 28-29, 2018
Annual festival showcasing Japanese culture through art, film, music and food. Film and dance party on 9/28. Japanese illustrator Yusuke Nakamura hosts a lecture on 9/29 and curates an exhibition - 9/12-10/10 of his work at MICA.
Baltimore


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Location:
2921 Miles Ave., Apt 301
Baltimore, MD 21211
804-929-7797


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An Artisan booth at the Washington Grove Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show

8 Washington Grove Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show

September 29, 2018
The best little arts & crafts festival in Montgomery County features approximately 40 of the regions top artisans. There will be live music, food trucks, pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting and more.
Washington Grove


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Location:
On the Green at Historic Washington Grove United Methodist Church
Washington Grove, MD 20880
301-840-1897


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Picture of art display booths at the Artisans Festival in Wye Mills

9 Artisans' Festival Wye Mills

October 6-7, 2018
Enjoy and Explore the many art forms on display including paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, prints, fiber arts and so much more.
Chesapeake College


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Location:
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679
410-758-0248


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10 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Timonium

October 12-14, 2018

Over 250 of the country's most talented artisans displaying handmade creations.


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Location:
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Lutherville, MD 21093
800-210-9900


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Joppatowne Arts Festival logo

11 Joppatowne Arts Festival

October 13, 2018

Waterfront Arts & Crafts Event at a new location. Handmade arts and crafts, food trucks, live music. Rain or Shine. 2nd Annual.


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Location:
Mariner Point Park
Joppa, MD 21085
410-458-2814


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Bethesda Row Arts Festival Photo By: Bethesda Urban Partnership

12 Bethesda Row Arts Festival

October 13-14, 2018
Bethesda Row is a destination in its own right, with high-end shops and restaurants. But for a weekend in the fall, four blocks of the downtown area are turned into a bustling display of carefully curated arts and crafts. After browsing and shopping, take in a little live music and an evening of fine dining along Bethesda Row.


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Location:
7115 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-637-5684


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Catoctin Colorfest

13 Catoctin Colorfest

October 13-14, 2018

Arts & Crafts show featuring 300 well known and respected artists from across the US. One of the largest outdoor craft shows on the East Coast is held as the area's vibrant leaves are changing.


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Location:
Community Park
Thurmont, MD 21788
301-271-7533


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Featured Places
Arts and Ales
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Location:
4312 Hamilton St
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Painter's palette and brush, camera, pencil
02
Location:
100 Symphony Way
Centreville, MD 21617
artist palette. camera, pencil
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Location:
13470 Dowell Rd
Dowell, MD 20629
Festival Tent
04
Location:
321 Historic High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
2018 Plein Air graphic
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Location:
9 N. Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502
Harford Plein Air Festival Logo
06
Location:
37 N. Main St.
Bel Air, MD 21014
Baltimore Japan Art Festival
07
Location:
2921 Miles Ave., Apt 301
Baltimore, MD 21211
Washington Grove art display
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Location:
On the Green at Historic Washington Grove United Methodist Church
Washington Grove, MD 20880
Chesapeake College Artisans Fair Photo
09
Location:
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Timonium - Fall
10
Location:
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Lutherville, MD 21093
Joppatowne Arts Festival logo
11
Location:
Mariner Point Park
Joppa, MD 21085
Bethesda Row Arts Festival
12
Location:
7115 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
People Attending Catoctin Colorfest
13
Location:
Community Park
Thurmont, MD 21788
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