GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT ARTSFEST


EVENT DATE & TIME:  Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 10am-5pm both days
                                    Artsfest is always the 3rd full weekend in September!
                                    RAIN OR SHINE - Artsfest is a rain or shine event, please dress accordingly


ARTSFEST ADMISSION 
   $7 adults; free for kids 11 & under; free for members
   we accept cash or credit at the Main Admissions Gate; cash only at the Handicap Gate; we DO NOT accept checks
   NO UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH UNDER 16 - we apologize, but youth age 15 and under must be accompnaied by an adult
   REFUNDS - we aologize, but there are no refunds on admission, Fast Pass ticket purchases, or t-shirt sales.
   
FAST PASS (advance tickets sales)


DAILY ARTSFEST ADMISSION - ticket price covers one day only.  If you return for a second day, you must pay full admission price.  To become a MEMBER and enjoy free unlimited admission, CLICK HERE


MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS & VIP GUESTS - please check in at the Membership Booth. No need to stand in the general admission line!


ATM - there is an ATM in the Murray Arts Building


SERVICE DOGS - we are happy to accommodate service animals at Artsfest. Please make sure service animals are wearing a service vest or other marking.


LEAVE YOUR PETS & THERAPY ANIMALS AT HOME - we do not allow pets or therapy animals at Artsfest


FIRST AID or EMERGENCIES - please visit the CalvertHealth nurses at the First Aid Center in the Murray Arts Building 


VAPING & SMOKING - vaping and smoking are ONLY allowed in the designated smoking area.  Smoking in the woods or lawns is stricly forbidden.  The smoking/vaping are is adjacent to the Food Vendors.


OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS - Artsfest would not be possible without our wonderful team of volunteers.  Our volunteers come in all shapes and sizes, all ages and backgrounds, and all walks of life!  From the Parking Field to the Discovery Tent, you will encounter volunteers working everywhere you go at Artsfest.  Please keep in mind that they are doing their best to help you and extend to them your patience and good humor.


WE ARE GRATEFUL - we hope you love Artsfest as much as we do!  Please know that we are so very grateful for your support of this event and all the artists and vendors who participate.  Artsfest is an important income-generating event for Annmarie, but it is also a wonderful way to bring together and celebrate our Southern Maryland community.  And of course, we are happy to share the Artsfest experience with guests from outside the region.  Thank you - and we hope everyone enjoys their visit to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.  


OUR SOLOMONS COMMUNITY - while you are visiting Artsfest, please take time to explore our lovely Solomons community.  There are great shops, the boardwalk, restaurants, hotels and charming B&Bs, and of course, our good friends at the Calvert Marine Museum.  

 

MOTORCYCLE PARKING - when you enter the event parking field, please ask one of the ROTC volunteers to direct you to the asphalt parking area for motorcycles.


BICYCLE PARKING - these is a bike rack at the Front Gate/Handicap Drop-Off (follow the signs).  Please note that we only accept cash as this admission gate.  


CAR PARKING - we have a large grassy field where we park cars for festivals.  As you approach the Solomons community, keep a lookout for the many signs directing you to Artsfest and the parking field.  Like most fields, it is not perfectly level.  If any of your passengers have mobility issues, we strongly suggest that you make use of our Front Gate/Handicap Drop-Off area.  Our parking field is staffed by VOLUNTEERS from Patuxent High School NJROTC program.  Please treat them with courtesy and follow their instructions.


HANDICAP PARKING - we do our best to set aside enough parking space for vehicles displaying valid handicap tags, but please note that this area is in the grass AND can fill up on busy days. 


HANDICAP DROP-OFF & PICK-UP- drivers may go to the Front Gate/Handicap Drop-Off area (follow signs) to drop off or pick up passengers, but you cannot park here! Please note that we only accept cash as this admission gate.    

 

SATELLITE PARKING @ the Solomons Fire House- don't mind walking a few blocks?  Park at the Solomons Fire Department (on Dowell Road, across from the Hilton Garden Inn), and walk right down the street to Annmarie.  Please use the sidewalk and designated crosswalks.  It's close and convenient!


SATELLITE PARKING @ the Solomons Town Center Park (13320 Dowell Road)  - don't mind walking a block?  Park at the adjacent Solomons Town Center Park, and walk one block to Annmarie. Please use the sidewalk!  

 

DIRECTIONS
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD  20688

From Washington DC (about 60 minute drive): Take Route 4 South, Exit 11 off Capital Beltway (to Prince Frederick). Continue on 4 South, following signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn and Ruddy Duck. For Garden is less than 1/4 mile on left.

From Baltimore (Beltway I-695): Take I-97 (Annapolis) to Route 301 South (Bowie). Continue on 301 to Route 4 and follow signs to Solomons. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn and Ruddy Duck. Garden is less than 1/4 mile on left.

From Annapolis: Follow Route 2 South towards Prince Frederick/Solomons. Left (South) onto Route 2/4 at Sunderland light. Left on Dowell Road at Hilton Garden Inn and Ruddy Duck. Garden is less than 1/4 mile on left.

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