Back again by popular demand this year at Annmarie – Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes! This year over forty fabulous handmade fairy houses & gnome homes are tucked in amongst the trees and shrubs along the Wooded Path. Made of everything from pine cones to glitter, the houses make for an enchanting walk for all ages. All the houses were built by regional and local “contractors” of all ages including Annmarie artists, volunteers and staff. Contractors include, but are not limited to; mother- daughter contractors, father- son contractors; first time contractors and those in business for over a decade!
This 2011 exhibition is in memory of Mary Beth Harry – local artist and friend of Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.
Pick up the “Can you find?” guide by artist, Melinda Fabian, in the Arts Building and see how many Fabulous Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes you can locate! The exhibit will run through the September 25, 2011, and is included with the price of admission. Not to be missed is the costume station, where adventurers can find a gnome sword or fairy wand! Dig out a pair of wings or gnome gear and wear them as you hunt for all the houses. When you are finished exploring, post your pictures on the Annmarie Facebook page and be eligible for a best photo prize!
Save the date for the first ever Fairy & Gnome Home Festival coming on July 2, 2011 from 9am-2pm featuring: fabulous fairy, gnome and garden artists and vendors, magical music fairy & gnome obstacle course for kids, fairytale story times, and build your own fairy and gnome home! Don’t miss this magical day at Annmarie!
Admission to Annmarie $3 for adults ages 12 & older; $2 for seniors; $2 for children ages 5-11; children 4 and under are Free. AMG Members are always FREE.
About Annmarie Garden
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is a sculpture park and arts center conveniently located just off Route 2-4 on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland. Solomons is just 1 ¼ hour drive from the Washington, DC beltway. Annmarie is a Smithsonian Affiliate with works on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as well as the National Gallery of Art. www.annmariegarden.org