First Sunday Arts Festival in Full Swing for Summer 2022

Apr 29, 2022 | Annapolis

In full swing for Summer 2022, the First Sunday Arts Festival (FSAF) is Chesapeake Bay’s most unique arts & crafts show and best street arts festival. As usual, FSAF will be held on the first Sunday of every month from May to November in 2022.

Spend a pleasant summer day in one of Annapolis most interesting areas enjoying this special outdoor arts festival. You can admire and buy the work of more than 130 local artists and craftspeople. Artists perform creative demonstrations while street musicians sing and play their instruments.


Founded in 2001, the FSAF had an accidental beginning when two popular art receptions that were held at the ARTFX gallery and 49 West Coffeehouse on the first Sunday night of every month became so overcrowded that attendees spilled onto the sidewalks.

Several businesses on West Street subsequently joined in, and the street festival gradually grew into a day-long affair that was named the First Sunday Arts Festival.

Thousands of Annapolitans who love arts and crafts now visit FSAF at least once a year.

In 2016, the festival expanded again to accommodate more craftspeople and artists. A portion of the Annapolis Arts District area was added to provide space for 30 more booths. Since 2001, more than 1,000 artists and performers have displayed their talent at the First Sunday Arts Festival.

Event Details

Rain or shine, the FSAF is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month until November 6, 2022. First Sunday Arts Festival events are free to attend and are for people of all ages. The festival is located at the intersection of West Street and Calvert Street in the Arts District of Annapolis.

FYI: First Sunday Arts Festival

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