For 23 years, Paint Annapolis has been the premier painting event for this sailing town, bringing the community together to share in the beauty of painting en plein air, or painting outdoors. Paint Annapolis will take place from June 2 – 9, 2024. We look forward to seeing you for another exciting week of painting these historic streets. We had more than 100 artists competing last year. If you are interested in participating as a Public Artist this summer, please click the link below to sign up and for more information.

We are excited to announce this year’s Juried Artists. Click below to see the incredible artists who will be coming to paint the town this summer and to learn more about participating as a Public Artist.

Meet the 2024 Juried Artists  
Juried Award Winners   Public Award Winners  
View And Purchase Juried Artist's Work   View And Purchase Public Artist's Work
Meet the 2024 Jurors

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Sunday, June 2 – Dueling Brushes

Paint Annapolis kicks off with Dueling Brushes, our quick draw, from 9 – 11 AM at the Susan B. Campbell Park at City Dock. Artists will have 2 hours to find a spot downtown and finish an original painting from a blank canvas. There will be an exhibition of finished works from 11:30 AM – 2 PM at the Susan B. Campbell Park. Awards will be announced at 1 PM. Participating painters must be registered for Paint Annapolis. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 4 – Paint the Bay Reception

Join our Juried Artists at Bay Ridge Marina (80 E. Lake Dr.) from 6 – 8 PM after a day of painting for a reception sponsored by PNC. Come see some of the Juried Artists’ first works featuring the lovely Chesapeake on display and enjoy wine and snacks. This reception is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 5 – Dusk to Dawn Nocturne Painting

Nocturne Painting will take place from dusk on Wednesday to dawn on Thursday. As you are dining al fresco on the first block of Inner West Street during Dinner Under the Stars, the artists will begin painting their nocturnes. Watching the artists paint is free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 6 – Art on the Avenue

Art on the Avenue will see Maryland Avenue closed to traffic from 4 – 7:30 PM and open to the public for an evening of art, music, and celebration. There will be an exhibition on the street from 5 – 7 PM and awards will be given out at 6 PM to the pieces that best showcase the architecture of Historic Annapolis.

Friday, June 7 – Collector’s Party and Juried Artist Awards Ceremony

Get a sneak peek at the Paint Annapolis exhibition and the paintings created by the Juried Artists over the past week, meet the Juried Artists, and see which artists won which prizes. Awards for the Juried Artists will be announced at 7 PM. Tickets for this event are $25 and are available for purchase here.

Saturday, June 8 – Exhibition Begins, Opening Reception

The Paint Annapolis Exhibition officially opens today! The Pop Up Gallery (14 Church Circle) and Circle Gallery (18 State Circle) will be open every day from 11 AM – 5 PM. Join us for the Paint Annapolis Opening Reception from 5 – 7 PM, and get a look at all of the work that has been created since Sunday, June 2. Awards for the Public and Student Artists will be announced at 6 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, June 9 – Muffins and Mimosas

The painting is done and now it’s time to relax! Come have breakfast on us and enjoy the wonderful art made over the past week. Muffins and Mimosas will be available at both galleries from 11 AM – 2 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 19 – Closing Reception

Join us for one last party celebrating this incredible week of painting! Tonight from 5 – 7 PM is your last chance to view the work created by all the talented Public and Student Artists. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 22 – Muffins and Mimosas

Muffins and mimosas will be available at Circle Gallery (18 State Circle) from 11 AM – 2 PM. Today is your last chance to view the work by the Juried Artists. This event is free and open to the public.

Public Artists Schedule and Pick Up Info       Student Artists Schedule and Pick Up Info

Paint Annapolis is successful because of our sponsors. We are grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and host families whose belief in the arts makes Paint Annapolis possible.

Below is a list of all our sponsors for 2024.