St. Mary's County Times September 07, 2017 - Page 23

Thursday, September 7, 2017 The County Times Artsfest Coming to Annmarie Gardens 24th Annual Weekend Returns to Solomons phy, printmaking, sculpture, wood, and mixed media. Guests will enjoy 35 bands performing on three stages, including the new Waterside Patio Stage.  The Main Stage, located in the heart of the festival, will features an all-new lineup of performers including Elikeh, Django- laya, the Honey Dewdrops, California Ramblers, Grubby Bizzness, Fair Warn- ing, David Norris & Shadowbox, the Bootleggers, and Braddock Station Gar- rison.  The Council Ring and the Water- side Patio will feature a wide variety of acoustic music, dance, art performances and more!  With three stages, plus stroll- ing entertainers, Artsfest offers a rich and exciting festival experience for all! Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts A complete entertainment schedule can Center in Solomons, Maryland, will be found at present their annual juried arts festival, The entertainment is made possible by Artsfest ’17, on September 16 & 17, from a grant from the Maryland State Arts 10am to 5pm both days.  The beautiful Council and the National Endowment park provides a unique setting for this for the Arts.  Those bringing kids to Artsfest ’17 weekend extravaganza of the arts with more than 165 artist booths, 35 perform- will find a wide variety of activities to ers on three stages, creative fun for kids, keep them engaged and entertained.  artist demos, great food and drink.  Ad- Don’t miss the Discovery Tent, where mission is $6 per person, and free for kids can “keep calm and make art,” in- members and kids 11 and under.  For cluding fidget spinners, zentangle zoo detailed event information and to down- drawings, finger labyrinths, and stress load a $1 off coupon, visit balls.  Kids can run off their excess en- or call 410-326-4640. ergy in the Zany Zone and the Fairy Lol- Artsfest was first held in 1993 as a ly, and enjoy creative play in the Patio birthday celebration for Annmarie Gar- Play Area. All ages will enjoy playing den’s namesake, Ann Marie Koenig.  As with clay in the Clay Studio and explor- a continuing annual tribute, Artsfest ing the fundamentals of still life draw- celebrates the visual and performing ing in the Studio School.  Check out the arts by bringing together the country’s entertainment schedule to learn more most accomplished artists for a fabu- about the many children’s performers, lous weekend extravaganza of the arts!  including bubble magic with Marigold At the center of the festival are more Bumbleroot and face painting with than 165 visual artists, many of whom Kreative Kharacters.  Visitors won’t go hungry at Arts- will demonstrate during the event.  An- nmarie’s Clay Studio and Studio School fest with an amazing array of food op- will both be open during the festival for tions, including wine and microbrews, some creative hand-on fun.  Artsfest smoothi