Shop unique trinkets from 54 artisans in person—or from over 200 online.
Annapolis's West 55th Street is a treasured art haven, bursting with galleries, boutiques, and marketplaces for local artisans. We're excited to share that their First Sunday Arts Holiday Market is back for another year on December 6!
Held between West and Calvert streets, the afternoon event will take place outdoors and feature around 54 regional artisans, vendors, and musicians. Not comfortable going out at this time? No problem—an online market will be available with over 200 vendors, plus a livestream of the entertainment. Be sure to check out their guide for enjoying the festivities virtually!
WHEN: December 6, 2020 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: West 55th Street, between West & Calvert streets
Courtesy of Craftfit by Shannon
Shopping for gifts can be a chore, but this marketplace makes it fun with a variety of goods up for grabs. Shop arts and crafts ranging from candles and soap to fused glass, pottery, and woodwork. Whatever your shopping needs, you can count on finding something unique for the loved ones in your life. Some of the businesses you can support include Jess Doutrich Cat Paintings, who creates custom feline portraits, while Craftfit by Shannon makes cocktail-scented candles in real wine glasses!
While you're at it, you can also explore the historic venues and galleries that make up the city's art district, including The Annapolis Collection Gallery and Nancy Hammond Editions. Not to mention the extensive restaurant options!
Courtesy of Ravengate Studios
Of course, things will be set up differently to adjust to the pandemic, and the market has outlined these changes on their website. Booths will be spaced 6 feet apart, and guests are expected to wear masks and urged to bring hand sanitizer. When exploring the vendors, only one household will be admitted at a booth at a time, so keep that in mind when you plan your trip! Patrons can take advantage of free parking at Calvert Street and Gotts Court parking garages.
So please keep your distance, wear a mask, and have fun!
Anyone checking out the First Sunday Arts Holiday Market this year? Will you be going in person or shopping online? Let us know in the comments!