Light House Bistro Opens to Welcoming West Street

The Light House Bistro has opened at 202 West Street and its attracting a lot of buzz. From its endearing mission, to its surrounding public art, and exciting location in the heart of the Arts District, this spot is a win on all counts. Check out some of the local press surrounding the Bistro and stop by for a delicious meal!

Illustration © Lindsay Bolin Lowery

Illustration © Lindsay Bolin Lowery

School Library Journal Gives Ada's Violin Starred Review

UPDATE: Ada's Violin has since been selected for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show as well.

Local artist Sally Wern Comport of Art at Large, Inc. received a starred review from the School Library Journal for her latest Simon & Schuster Children's Picture book Ada's Violin, the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay.  

Ada's Violin was released May of 2016 in English and Spanish, and the theatrical premier of the documentary Landfill Harmonic is set to release September 2016.

Comport's mixed media collage illustrations were praised for capturing the essence of the juxtaposition of the foul trash heaps with the beautiful music and human spirit that rose out of adversity.  

The scenes of the kids embracing their instruments and sharing their joy at making music are absolutely transcendent.
— School Library Journal

Singing Praises for Sparrow

Sparrow is one of our favorite shops known for the edgy, unique jewelry pieces designed and curated by owner & operator Gabrielle Herbst. This amazing Arts District business was featured by top industry mag JCK in their "Store We Adore" section. Get to 198 West Street to check out why you should adore it too. 


Learn more about the thought and origins of the pieces that adorn the Sparrow shop in this great feature of Explorer Annapolis by Jazmine Turner Petty. 

...we, in all our businesses, want to open people up to new things.
— –Sparrow owner Gabrielle Herbst