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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Not-So-Average Joe's Art Museum

A Not-So-Average Joe's Art Museum

The American Visionary Art Museum brings dreams to life (from self-taught artists) in many forms, from embroidery to diorama to sculpture to film. Read »

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 1:04 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Das Leben ist Schon at the Maryland German Festival

Das Leben ist Schon at the Maryland German Festival

Celebrate German heritage via food, music and beer (of course) at the Maryland German Festival, July 27-28 in Timonium, Md. Read »

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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By Joshua Axelrod

Here and Now Party at Baltimore Museum

Here and Now Party at Baltimore Museum

The Walters Museum in Baltimore is throwing a party on July 25 with plenty of art exhibitions and live music. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Annapolis Irish Festival

Annapolis Irish Festival

The Annapolis Irish Festival will feature 13 bands, Irish dancers, a marketplace and, of course, plenty of food. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Dose of Reality: AFI Docs

Every hungry film maker has to start somewhere and the AFI Docs film festival in Silver Spring, Md., will catapult a few chosen ones to success. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Face-Palming Sculpture Globe-Trotting to Philly

Face-Palming Sculpture Globe-Trotting to Philly

The famed artist known as KAWS, a former graffiti extraordinaire, plants his iconic sculpture COMPANION at Philly's 30th Street Station now through May 14. Read »

Monday, Apr 15, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Inspiration Awaits at DC Int'l Design Fest

Inspiration Awaits at DC Int'l Design Fest

Artiisphere is hosting the D.C. International Design Festival now through May 19. Photo contest included! Read »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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By Alyssa Moody

Once a 48-Room Estate, Now Evergreen Mansion

Once a 48-Room Estate, Now Evergreen Mansion

The mansion that served as the exterior inspiration for Disney's Haunted Mansion ride is located just an hour away in Baltimore, and -- although it kinda pains us to say it -- it offers visitors a far more... Read »

Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Late-Night Bash at B'more Museum of Art

Late-Night Bash at B'more Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art reopens its Contemporary Wing with a weekend of celebration. Read »

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Maryland Irish Festival

Maryland Irish Festival

Three days of festivities feature traditional Irish cuisine, workshops and demos, vendors of Irish goods, kids' activities, and -- of course -- plenty of music and dance performances. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.