The Arts District of Annapolis turned Fringe, at the First Annual Fringe Festival yesterday. Vacant storefronts turned into galleries that featured controversial art and provided opportunities for self-expression. Of particular note was the fabulous art car on display, parked across from Lemon Grass. Owned by Clarke Bedford, you can see more of his work on his website It was fun to see all sorts of antiques, including old lamps, door knobs, and headboards, clamped to the classic station wagon furnished within with Turkish rugs and lit by kerosene.
The Festival plans to return next year, as the section of West Street between Park Place and Church Circle continues to develop its identity as a neighborhood that caters to innovative art and entertainment. This morning, Peter and I returned to “The District” to enjoy breakfast at the newly incarnated Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge. They serve breakfast everyday until 3:00 p.m. and their home fries and coffee are excellent.