ArtsFest 2017

Saturday, June 10, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

La Plata Town Hall

305 Queen Anne Street

La Plata, MD 20646

Click HERE to download the insert from the June 7, 2017, Maryland Independent

The 25th annual ArtsFest was  held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, on the beautiful grounds of the La Plata Town Hall, in La Plata, Maryland. ArtsFest is the largest arts festival in Charles County, and one of the largest in Southern Maryland. This was our sixth year to present the festival in partnership with the Town of La Plata.

Over 60 booths were filled with oil and acrylic artworks, crafts, jewelry, sculpture, baskets, quilts, stained glass art, Native American instruments, photography, home decor, hand-sewn accessories, comics, children’s and adult books, scarves, ornaments and much, much more.  All items are original, hand-made and available for purchase!

Community service organizations were on hand with information about preserving land, animal and water resources; helping the hungry and homeless; settling mediation issues; and tutoring opportunities. Plus, there were several commercial vendors with information on remodeling your bathroom, the proposed arts district in Benedict, and some cool designs in clothing available for purchase.

“Lord Baltimore,” the hand-carved carousel horse owned by the Arts Alliance, “posed” for pictures.  Children created original art in the Kids Art Tent, plus there was  face painting, and non-stop music and dancing performances on two stages beginning at noon. Five vendors provided delicious food for purchase to satisfy every palate.

“Andy,” the Texas Roadhouse armadillo, the Chick-fil-A Cow, and Pinch, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs mascot, made the rounds shaking hands and giving high-fives.

And, Radio Station WMDM 97.7 broadcasted live at ArtsFest from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm!

There was something for the whole family!  So, please plan to come to ArtsFest 2018 on June 9, to kick off your next summer fun!

For more info or if you have any questions, please contact our CCAA Office, 301-392-5900, or