Local & Member Events

In addition to the many AAA exhibits and events offered throughout the year to members, we also strive to connect the Annapolis arts community whenever possible. Here is a list of current outside organizations offering art exhibition opportunities.

Contact the AAA to suggest a show or location for the upcoming year.


AAA Member Plus and Business Members are encouraged to share their events with the AAA Community.  Here’s what to look for:


Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade Art Contest 40TH Anniversary (1982-2022)

CALL TO ARTISTS!  Be part of this beloved Annapolis holiday tradition. Every year on the second Saturday of December magic happens as boats suddenly appear out of the cold winter night. Boats are illuminated with thousands of colored lights and crewed by jolly revelers in a Lights Parade around Annapolis Harbor and Spa Creek.

All original 2D work in any medium must depict:

  • An Annapolis landmark, Eastport Yacht Club or the Annapolis skyline with festively-decorated boat or boats.
  • The piece, this year, must reference the 40th Anniversary of the Lights Parade.
  • The Eastport Yacht Club burgee must appear somewhere in the artwork (burgee is the red flag above).

The piece chosen by Eastport Yacht Club as the representative image for the 2022 Lights Parade will be reproduced on prints, posters, note cards, and other promotional material.

All work must be completed by October 15.  Please email a quality photograph of the piece to Trudy M Stalder, email is: trudy.miller@hotmail.com.

An Artist Reception to unveil the winning artwork will be held at the yacht club on Friday, November 11, 7:00. A check in the amount of $500 will be given to the artist at the reception. Framing of the piece will be determined by the artist and the co-chairmen.

For additional parade information, please access www.eastportyc.org/lights-parade.


Application Deadline: Rolling (submissions reviewed bi-annually)

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of
supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions.

For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.