May 28, 2019
Hammond-Harwood House 2019 Secret Garden Tour
Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2019
Noon to 5:00 p.m
Hammond-Harwood House
19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis

• $30 per person in advance 
• $35 day of the event 
• 10% discount for group tour of 10 or more

The 2019 historic Hammond- Harwood House Secret Garden Tour features private gardens in the Historic District of Annapolis. The area between City Dock and Spa Creek holds architectural gems from Annapolis’ earliest days as well as Victorian-era and 20th-century homes. The gardens range from extremely small to surprisingly large, from formal to cottagelike, and from well-established to quite new. All the gardens epitomize the goals of the home gardener: to have a beautiful space filled with flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, and other garden elements, a space that is a pleasure to live in and inspirational to work in.

All proceeds from this tour will benefit the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House, an Anglo-Palladian home on Maryland Avenue, and its museum collection of paintings, furniture, and colonial decorative art. This special event is made possible by the owners who graciously open their outdoor areas for this annual fundraiser. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Annapolis Arts Week Starts Saturday, June 1!
Annapolis Arts Week Starts Saturday! This year, Arts Week is June 1-8

Local art-based associations have partnered together each year since 2017 to create the Annual Annapolis Arts Week. The goal of this initiative is to present the arts community of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County throughout the region, focusing on a week-long celebration of the area’s artists and musicians. This year, Four Rivers is a proud sponsor of the event.

The week features Paint Annapolis and the First Sunday Arts Festival, and so much more! Gallery exhibits, live music, performing arts, and block parties all take place this week. Find out more here:
See the Paint Annapolis 2019 Event Schedule
Annapolis Arts Week includes Paint Annapolis Events, June 2-9

Paint Annapolis is a week-long, juried plein air painting competition held in June, that brings to Annapolis painters from around the world. For 15 years it has been a premier event, joining artists and patrons of the arts together to share in the vibrancy of outdoor painting. Hundreds of residents and visitors come out to watch the artists explore, in paint, the special colonial architecture, marine atmosphere, and overall energy of Maryland’s capital city. Learn more here.

Events include:

Dueling Brushes: Sunday, June 2
Paint the Bay: Tuesday, June 4
Nocturne: Wednesday, June 5
Art on the Avenue: Thursday, June 6
Collector’s Reception: Friday, June 7
Public Exhibitions: Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9
Porch Stories: #ArtsEducationMatters
Thursday, May 30
6:30 pm
Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts
3 Park Place, Suite 4 Annapolis

Join Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts as a group of storytellers discussed how arts education has impacted their lives.

Storytellers include:
  • April Nyman- President of Anne Arundel County Arts Council
  • Lacey Sheppard- AACPS, Arts Integration Specialist
  • Emily Cory- MSDE, Fine Arts Project Consultant
  • Gabrielle Morgan- AACPS, Dance Teacher
  • Brian Cahalan-Economic Policy Analyst, Office of the Mayor
Annapolis Green: Two Terrific Green Events in the Next Two Weeks
Green Drinks
Tuesday, June 4
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
143 Compromise Street

Annapolis Green will celebrate how the arts are Going Green in our town with a fun Green Drinks event at the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre during Annapolis Arts Week.

The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is housed in a unique open-air venue, right at Ego Alley and Compromise Street. If you've never seen a performance there, you're in for a treat. The cast of "Crazy for You" will perform "Someone to Watch Over Me," one of the best-known numbers from that musical, during Green Drinks!
And, the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre will raffle off two tickets to a performance of "Crazy for You!" Will you be the lucky Green Drinker who will be present to win?

Green Give Kickoff Party
Tuesday, May 28
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street, Annapolis

Join Annapolis Green at the GreenGive party, kicking off a 24-hour online fundraising campaign for 10 local environmental organizations, including Annapolis Green. 

The GreenGive is a local, environmentally-focused, online initiative designed to both raise funds and expand residents' and businesses' engagement with local environmental organizations, issues, projects and actions.

Learn more about these events here.
Coming Up - Lunch and Learn: The Naylors of Woodborough
Wednesday, June 19
12:00 pm
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis

Join Mr. Frank Robinson of the Smithsonian Archives and co-author Ms. Debra Naylor for their presentation on The Naylors of Woodborough, or how we turned a pile of research papers into a book. Part history, part genealogy, part narrative, The Naylors of Woodborough, is the culminating work of five researchers who collaborated to publish this Maryland family’s 350-year history using local resources. While it is a local story, the authors have taken pains to place the family in the broader context of American history. What began as a simple exercise in information gathering and sharing grew into a 304-page book, which now serves as the primary published resource for Naylor research in America. Learn more here.

Registration: Please contact to reserve your seat
Maryland State Arts Council Grant Opportunities
 Applications are now being accepted for the following programs:

Artist in Residence Program

The MSAC's Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides grants to Maryland schools that cover half the cost of a teaching artist residency. 

Guidelines for the FY20 Program can be found  here and applications can be accessed in  eGrant

Presenting and Touring Program

The Maryland Touring Grant assists eligible nonprofit organizations by, subsidizing the presentation of any performer on the Maryland Performing Artist Touring Roster. 

Guidelines for the FY20 Program can be found   here and applications can be accessed in  Smart Simple . All applicants will need to register for a new account. 

Creativity Grant Program 

The purpose of the Creativity Grant Program is to strengthen the vitality and sustainability of artists and small organizations, in order to maintain a strong arts infrastructure in the state. The Creativity Grant also provides opportunities to serve the growing needs of relevant arts projects and collaborations within Maryland communities.

Guidelines for the FY20 Program can be found  here and applications can be accessed in  Smart Simple , beginning June 5. All applicants will need to register for a new account. Applications submitted prior to June 5 can be submitted through the application link on the website
Maryland Historical Trust FY 2020 Non-Capital Grant Workshops
Workshop Dates:
June 11 2:00 4:00 pm
June 26 10:00 am– 12:00 pm

The Maryland Historical Trust Non-Capital Historic Preservation Grant Program provides competitive grants to nonprofit organizations and local governments for research, survey, planning, and educational activities involving architectural, archaeological and other cultural resources. Eligible activities may include: architectural, archaeological, or cultural resource surveys; the development of preservation plans; educational outreach programs; and National Register nominations. Eligible projects should seek to preserve the tangible remains of Maryland's past in a manner that is consistent with MHT's standards and guidelines. For FY 2020, the total amount of grant funds available is $300,000.

Prospective applicants should plan to attend an upcoming workshop on June 11, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM or June 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Crownsville. The workshop will include information about the program, FY 2020 funding priorities, eligible activities, and the online
application and reporting system. The application and guidelines will be available prior to the workshop.

To register for one of these workshops, click HERE . For more information, please contact Karen Golder at 410-697-9550 or .
PM is Hiring! Workforce Development Manager
Preservation Maryland is currently recruiting for a full-time Workforce Development Manager to join our growing organization.

This is a full-time position which will lead Preservation Maryland’s new Campaign for Historic Trades. The Campaign for Historic Trades is the new charitable partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) Historic Preservation Training Center. The goal of the new Campaign to help to advance the mission of the Center and to expand the Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP). TTAP is a six-month pre-apprenticeship program which provides young adults (18-30) and post-9/11 veterans with opportunities to gain valuable trades skills on historic preservation projects in National Parks around the nation.

This is a full-time, 12-month (with opportunity for continued employment dependent on future funding) exempt position that requires previous professional experience. Demonstrated practical experience in workforce development or the preservation of historic buildings is a plus. The position will be primarily based in Preservation Maryland’s Baltimore, Maryland headquarters with regular travel to the HPTC headquarters in Frederick, Maryland.
Preservation Maryland is an inclusive workplace that affirmatively values diversity in all its forms. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply. The deadline to apply for the position is June 3, 2019. Learn more here .
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