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Arts Month 

Celebrate with us!  As part of a county wide focus on the Arts, Arts Lab is collaborating with Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Artfarm, and Chesapeake Arts Center to showcase art throughout the county and foster creative collaboration with everyone.  All activities below are free to attend.*

For more information about these activities please contact us


To learn about other events going on throughout the county, visit

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June 2, 2-4pm

Opening Reception of South County Scenes and Sight Lines: An Illustrated Journey


This exhibit presents Artist Cassidy Young's exploration and process of illustrating historical and notable places in Southern Anne Arundel County. Audiences will get a sneak peak behind designing an illustrated guide to historic places of Anne Arundel County, enjoy the original watercolor images and flip through the artists’ sketchbooks. Come and see if you can identify the locations and share your stories about living in Southern Anne Arundel County.  On display from June 2-June 30, at Captain Avery Museum.  


June 3, 6-7:30pm

Words on the Thirds Poetry Readings at Annapolis Arts Hub

Poets from Arts Lab's, Words on the Thirds Project (a program of monthly poetry-writing workshops), are gathering at Annapolis Arts Hub to offer readings of original poetry.  Come enjoy this evening of creative expression.

Arts Hub (at Lightbox Studio)

209 West St #101

Annapolis, MD 21401

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June 8, 10am-12pm

Stitched Together: Book Making & Collage Family Art Workshop

Families and friends will work together to build, stitch and fill a hand made book with images and designs that celebrate community, shared values and family stories.

Free, but registration required.  Space limited.

Max participants: 10 family groups

June 9, 10am-2pm

RAKU & Art Party

A day of creative activities at Arts Lab

Discover the creative transformative power of fire as members of Clay on the Bay demonstrate RAKU, a low and fast fire method for glazing ceramics. Purchase a bisque pot or tile and join the party. Registration is required for glazing your own bisque ware, but not for spectators.

Or enjoy our FREE family friendly art events going on that day:

  • Make a felted flower with resident artist Joanne Graham

  • Learn to draw site lines with new member Cassidy Young

  • Create a "Paint Pour" abstract painting with founder and resident artist Lora Collins

  • Make a paper quilt square, sponsored by ArtFarm Annapolis

  • Pinch your own pot with Clay on the Bay

  • Visit open studios to see our resident artists at work!

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June 9, 3-5pm

Liminal Spaces: Exhibit Reception and Book Launch

This exhibit celebrates the culmination of a year-long series of free, monthly poetry workshops at Arts Lab. Poets in our “Words on the Thirds” program selected an Arts Lab juried artist with whom to collaborate. The pairs were each tasked with bringing original poetry and visual art together cohesively into one piece of art.  The exhibit runs June 3-July 30.

Artist, Jack Brumbaugh, Poet: Andrew Batcher


June 10, 5-8pm

Clay on the Bay Open House


Join us to celebrate clay and community.  Members, students and curious people are welcome to visit the Lab, see art and craft by our members and clay makers in the region, pinch some clay and find common ground.  Free event.  We hope to see you there!


June 12, 7:15-8:15pm

Art Talk:  An Illustrated Journey of South County’s Scenes and Sight Lines

Join Cassidy Young, new resident illustrator as she describes her charming introduction to the historical sites of South Anne Arundel County. Get a fresh perspective on historical locations through the eyes of an artist and learn a few tips for capturing the character of a location in your own drawings or photographs.  This talk will offer an opportunity to peak inside the illustration process and a tour of all the messy sketches and journals of an artistic explorer.  This is a free public event, being held at the Deale Public Library:

5940 Deale Churchton Rd

Deale MD, 20751

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June 13, 6-8pm

Shamanic Journey Meditation 

Guided By Dr. Dena Deglau (Illaris Ch’aska - Shaman name from Paq’o Shaman of the high Andes) 


A circle has long been a beautiful, sacred space of support, release and healing. This guided journey will help you hear your soul and release things that no longer serve you. Releasing what is no longer in our highest good helps create a beautiful space of peace, and room for calling in those aspects of our souls that are ready to be heard and take us in new directions. During this event you will create a compost board to help release those energies to Gaia (Mother Earth, Pachamama). 

Free, but registration is required.  Space is limited.


June 19, 6-8:30pm

Words on the Thirds

Words on the Thirds is a program of free monthly poetry-writing workshops. Intended to establish and support a community of poets, or would-be poets, our workshops explore and fuel the lyrical art that lives within everyone. 


All are welcome to attend any monthly workshop. No experience necessary! Come for one workshop or come every month. Each Words on the Thirds session includes: writing prompts, exercises, workshopping, peer review, and info about regional poetry events and opportunities.  Scroll down for more on the workshops.

Free, but registration is requested.  Space is limited.

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June 23, 10-11am

Art Meditation Practice

Participants will be guided through a meditative practice that incorporates simple, repetitive art activities meant to facilitate centering, mindfulness, and letting go. We will use materials that are relatively inexpensive or can be found around the house so that participants can use what they have learned to continue practicing art meditation at home on their own.

Free, but registration is required.  Space is limited.


June 26, 6-8:30pm

Think, Feel, Do: Finding Your Creative Voice

Participants will explore how they think and feel about their creative expression, and what they will challenge themselves to do about it.  Workshop includes Individual and collaborative activities using various art materials. No experience necessary.

Free, but registration is required.  Space is limited.

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