Enjoy Flowers & Art All Month Long

If you get over to City Dock in Annapolis this morning, you can treat yourself to some lovely flowers and herbs to plant in your garden at the annual Four Rivers Garden Club Plant sale today. I took a few photos of the British taxi parked outside Reynold’s Tavern. Fans of the British monarchy were watching the Royal wedding at the tavern this morning over breakfast. Most likely they were munching on scones and sipping tea.

Tomorrow, I’ve already alerted folks to the croquet match over at the St. John’s campus but also in Annapolis is the first ever International Food, Wine and Hops Festival on West Street being held “circle to circle”. The circles, if you are not familiar with downtown, are West Gate Circle where Rowe Boulevard feeds into West Street and Church Circle, site of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and the start of Main Street and Duke of Gloucester. The tastings begins at noon and lasts until 6:00 p.m. You’ll be able to pay for various food samples as you visit with a variety of chefs and vendors.
Sunday afternoon, the Community Art Exhibit is opening between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College. The show, which features the work of local artist will be on display through May 15th. In previous years this has been a wonderful exhibit with a great variety of work that includes photography, pottery, sculpture, oils, watercolors, and collages. If you are an artist who lives on Kent Island, the Kent Island Federation of Arts is calling for artists & vendors for several upcoming shows:
• 2nd Annual June Artists Garden Show – Artist Entry deadline May 30, 2011
• Gardens by the Sea Plein-Air painters – to paint in gardens during the Garden Tour on June 11-12, 2011
• 15th Annual Photography Show – Artist Entry Deadline June 28, 2011.
Each show has certain guidelines, so go to the KIFA’s website for more details and entry forms: http://www.KIFA.US.
Mark your calendars now for the annual Kent Island Days Art Celebration on Saturday May 2lst. (KIFA is also looking for “Artist Vendors” for that event as well.)
Don’t forget, while you are out and about on Sunday, check out all the May Baskets around Annapolis and in various communities throughout the Chesapeake Region. Please send me your May Basket pictures. Particularly if your photos are from a different community I may not know about. Send them to: editor@whatsupmag.com, Thanks!

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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