Arts is home to four resident companies:
Annapolis Chorale/Live Arts Maryland,
Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony
Orchestra and Ballet Theatre of Maryland.
Headliners such as Kool & The Gang have
played Live! Center Stage at the Maryland
Live! Casino & Hotel.
Signature events include the monthly
(May to November) First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis Film Festival (late March)
and returning this June following its 2017
debut, Annapolis Arts Week. Summertime
concerts include big-band music from the
Naval Academy Band and the Annapolis
Maritime Museum’s Tides ’n Tunes.
Even the United States Naval
Academy, which originated
here in 1845, is part of the scene
via guided tours of its prodigious Art Collection.
Dotted with small communities, Maryland’s Eastern and
Atlantic Shores offer yet more
artful escapes for groups.
Boasting 600 miles of Ches-
apeake Bay waterfront, Talbot
County’s cultural draws include
the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
and Classic Motor Museum, both in St.
Michaels. In Easton, groups can see live
shows at historic Avalon Theatre, or take art
classes at the Academy Art Museum.
Anchoring the region, Ocean City’s newly expanded Roland E. Powell Convention
Center offers 214,000 square feet of flexible
space. Venues include a waterfront promenade for receptions, and conveniently for
groups, the Performing Arts Center. Featuring a 1,200-seat auditorium, the venue
has attracted headliners such as the Beach
Boys and Kenny Rogers, and is available for
meetings, conferences and functions.
With 10 miles of beaches and a nationally acclaimed three-mile Boardwalk, Ocean
City has some 9,500 hotel rooms and more
than 29,000 rentable condos, with roughly
4,850 available year-round.
In rural Wicomico County, the Ward
Museum of Wildfowl Art features the
world’s largest decoy collection. Located
on Schumaker Pond, a headwater of the
Wicomico River, this striking facility and its
scenic grounds flexibly welcome groups for
meetings and functions.
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