Focuses on Arts Community in 2017
Annapolis, MD (Feb. 14, 2017) _ New name. New look. Same great festival. Formerly the Annapolis Arts, Crafts, and Wine Festival, the 2017 Annapolis Arts & Wine Festival, June 10 and 11 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, is back for its eighth year with a whole new festival experience planned. This year, the event’s management company, City Dock Productions, has partnered with the Symmetry Agency – a local boutique marketing group – to help revamp the overall experience while also partnering with local organizations to enhance the well-known event.
In conjunction with the the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the festival will bring in new features such as an artist pavilion, two live murals created on site with the help of children attendees, a food truck rodeo, and live music. Ten local artists will be showcased in the artist pavilion creating artwork throughout the event, illustrating a wide range of disciplines and the great talent present in the area. As in previous years, hundreds of local artisan vendors will also be in attendance showcasing their work.
“We’re extremely excited to be a part of this great event in 2017”, said Ben Isenberg of the Symmetry Agency. “With our office located in the heart of the Annapolis Arts District, helping to promote the diversity and depth of the art community in the city and throughout the region is something we are thrilled about.”
Now in its eighth year, the festival plans to continue to build on its previous success. Partnerships with art organizations such as Maryland Federation of Art, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, FINart, Future History Now, and the Annapolis Arts and Design Districts, will allow this year’s festival to spotlight the incredible capacity of the area’s arts communities. Maryland wineries will once again play a major role in highlighting the many different wines offered in Maryland, while the Maryland Mobile Food Vending Association will host the newly-added food truck rodeo with ten trucks set to be at the festival. Naptownmusic will round out the festival by managing the live music stage showcasing local musicians through the two-day event.
More information on how to be part of the event or purchase tickets can be found at www.AnnapolisArtsAndWineFestival.com
It’s a celebration of the area’s artists and Maryland’s vineyards! The annual festival is a weekend of fine art, handmade crafts, wine tastings from over 25 Maryland wineries, live music all day long, and delectable cuisine and activities for the whole family. Conveniently located at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, a short distance from historic downtown Annapolis, it’s one of the area’s most anticipated events of the year.
About City Dock Productions
Owner Jim Barthold first came to Annapolis in the 70s to help create the world famous U.S. Boat Shows. After accomplishing this feat and running the immense event for years, Jim started two more Annapolis events: The Annapolis Arts, Craft, & Wine Festival and the Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival. Over the past eight years, City Dock Productions has grown these festivals into some of Annapolis’ favorite, bringing in visitors from all over world to our beautiful city.
Symmetry is an Annapolis-based creative agency, focusing on helping clients create and properly positon their brand. Symmetry has extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industry and is honored to have a client list including Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Visit Maryland, Rams Head Group, Four Rivers Heritage Area, and the Marine Trades Association of Maryland. Symmetry recently partnered with City Dock to manage the Arts & Wine Festival and the Craft Beer and Music Festival.