For 22 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 4 – 11, 2023. We look forward to seeing you for another exciting week of painting these historic streets. We had more than 100 artists competing last year. Click the link below to participate as a Public Artist this summer!

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 scroll down to see what’s happening throughout the week.

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Event Schedule     Meet the 2023 Juried Artists
      Public Artists       Student Artists

Sunday, June 4 – Dueling Brushes

Paint Annapolis kicks off with Dueling Brushes, our quick draw, from 9 – 11 AM in downtown Annapolis. 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 in City Dock. 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 6 – Paint the Bay Reception

Join our artists at the Annapolis Maritime Museum (723 Second Street, Annapolis) from 6 – 8 PM after a day of painting for a reception sponsored by the Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. Wine and food will be provided, and artwork for the Juried Artists will be for sale. This reception is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 7 – Dinner Under the Stars

Enjoy a lovely dinner on West Street during Dinner Under the Stars from 5 – 10 PM and watch the Juried and Public Artists paint the night away – from Ego Alley to Inner West Street. For more information about Dinner Under the Stars, visit Artists are encouraged to take advantage of the lively activity on West Street and to paint their nocturne this evening.

Thursday, June 8 – Art on the Avenue – CANCELED DUE TO WILDFIRE SMOKE

Art on the Avenue will see Maryland Avenue closed to traffic and open to artists for live music, art demonstrations, and more. Join Juried and Public Artists in the early evening for awards and an exhibition after a day of painting Annapolis’s Historic District. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, June 9 – Collector’s Party and Awards Ceremony

You’ve watched them paint – now see the finished art. Join the Juried Artists and Awards Juror Mark Karnes at the Pop Up Gallery at 4 Church Circle and be the first to see and purchase the artwork created by the Juried Artists since June 4 at the Collector’s Party from 6 – 8 PM. Awards will be announced at 7 PM. Tickets will be available for $25 online or at the door.

Saturday, June 10 – Exhibition Begins, Opening Reception

The Paint Annapolis Exhibition is officially open. Visit MFA’s Pop Up Gallery at 4 Church Circle and Circle Gallery at 18 State Circle to see all of the work. The Pop Up Gallery will be open from 11 AM – 5 PM every day. Join us tonight for the Opening Reception at the Pop Up Gallery from 5 – 7 PM where work created by the artists will be exhibited and for sale during the Opening Reception. Awards for the Public and Student Artists will be announced at 6 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, June 21 – Closing Reception at the Pop Up Gallery

Join us for a Closing Reception at the Pop Up Gallery at 4 Church Circle from 5 – 7 PM. This is your last chance to view the work by the Public and Student Artists. This event is free and open to the public.