Programs & Events

Our commitments to you: when curating programming, MC3 recognizes all contributors, past and present. While creating programming, MC3 will be proactive in identifying and including  projects that involve the voices of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)artists. MC3 displays the artist(s) at the forefront of their project(s). MC3’s default aesthetic is expansive, using inclusive artistic values that represent all of the cultural heritages within our community.

MC3 Upcoming Calendar of Events

Water, Wings and Windows: A Juried Exhibit presented by the Annapolis Arts Alliance

About the Exhibit

MC3 will be featuring the Annapolis Arts Alliance 13th Annual Juried Exhibit: Water, Wings & Windows

30 local artists will be sharing 2D and 3D artwork exploring the title of Water, Wings and Windows. 

The exhibit runs from July 1st – August 31. Special gallery hours will be announced soon! Please check MC3’s social media @MC3ANNAPOLIS.

Join us for an artists reception Friday, July 22 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm and meet all the talented artists.

Saturday September 10th | 4-9 PM: Warriors in the Park Concert

Join Warrior Music Foundation and MC3 for the 2nd annual Warriors in the Park Concert featuring: Jimmie’s Chicken Shack and Pressing Strings

About this event

Grab your beach chairs, umbrellas, blankets, and kick-back while enjoying live music at StageOne at MC3 as we honor the strong veteran community here in Annapolis.

The evening will feature bands including Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Pressing Strings, Honey Sol, and more!! Join us as we celebrate the 2nd year of Warriors in the Park.

In addition to the music, there will be a silent auction, multiple food and drink trucks, and local veterans organizations.


Food and drinks will be available from local food and drink trucks. Guests will not be permitted to bring their own food or alcohol into the venue.

A Veteran’s Narrative | Healing Through the Arts Project

The eight month-long art project paired 6 local artists and 6 local veterans to work
collaboratively to interpret the Veteran’s story through different artistic mediums, which will
then be displayed on 12 different playable guitars. 6 guitars will be auctioned off and 6 will be
donated to the participating veterans.

The project will conclude on September 6th when the exhibit opens to the public at The Gallery
@ MC3 in Park Place. The public is invited to attended the Opening Reception & Party on
October 20th at 6:00 PM, where attendees will have the opportunity to bid on the guitars, meet
the veterans and artists, and enjoy an evening celebrating the power of healing through the arts.

On Exhibit

Water, Wings & Windows: A juried exhibit by the Annapolis Arts Alliance

MC3 presents a solo exhibit by Patrice Drago. The show includes selected works from several series; one which was being produced when the pandemic hit; another done in the midst of the intense isolation; another as we were emerging and then-current works reflecting the emergence to a new normal. It is a progression of work done between – and during – the phases of constant change.

The exhibit runs from April 15th – June 2nd.


On Exhibit

If you are interested in exhibiting at The Gallery at MC3, please apply HERE.

Past Programs
  • 2020: STILL STANDING with Orange Grove Dance

    For four evenings in November of 2020 MC3’s StageOne was transformed by Orange Grove Dance (“OGD”) into a live, site-specific, socially-distanced performance, Still Standing. Featuring a vivid light installation of 150 wireless lighting units that gently reflected the adjacent Annapolis National Cemetery, dancers and light served as a reminder of the importance of casting our lights together during times of darkness. With the audience viewing from MTPA’s Veterans Overlook, OGD brought their trademark virtuosic athleticism and the alluring music of Composer Dylan Glatthorn to this surreal luminescent landscape designed by acclaimed Lighting Designer Peter Leibold.

  • 2019: MTPA Commissions 2X Grammy Winning Pianist, Peter Kater for Private Concert

    Peter Kater entertained the sell-out crowd of over 75 people for over an hour, using his wit and charm to complement his skillful mastery of his music. As he played several selections from his album, “Wings of Sound,” he encouraged members of the audience to lie down beneath the piano to experience the full impact of the music, and many took advantage of the unique opportunity.

  • 2021: Project Disco, Outdoor Silent Disco & Light Show

    The Maryland Cultural & Conference Center (MC3) celebrated Spring at Park Place in Annapolis with Project Disco! This Silent Disco + Light Show featured well-known Maryland based DJs “DJ Griff” (@dj_griff_) and “ALWZ SNNY” (@alwzsnny). The interactive lighting and projections show was developed by MFA students within The University of Maryland Lighting Department, led by renowned Director and Multimedia Designer Jared Mezzocchi.

  • 2021: Carr's Beach Mural Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Comacell Brown cut the ribbon for his new mural celebrating Carr’s Beach in Annapolis, with special guests Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, Senator Sarah Elfreth, Delegate Shaneka Henson, Delegate Heather Bagnall, County Executive Steuart Pittman, Mayor Gavin Buckley, and Commissioner at Maryland Heritage Area Authority Janice Hayes-Williams. Attendees enjoyed performances from the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra and The Company @ MC3 and celebrated the integral role Carr’s Beach played in the Annapolis community. 

  • 2021: UpRooted Dance presents The Ascension Project

    The Ascension Project by UpRooted Dance, set to Sufjan Steven’s Ascension Album, is an indie-rock dance opera offering audiences the chance to reflect on the events of the past year and the world we now live in through the lens of dance, music, and art. Exploring ’20/20′ vision, The Ascension Project will take audiences through an emotional trajectory through space and time. The work explores isolation in small spaces, anxiety, disability, trauma and loss, and finally ends with transcendence.

    The performances at MC3 also included a collaborative guest work created by Keira Hart-Mendoza, Katie Harris Banks, and feature live taiko drumming by Mark H Taiko.

  • 2021: HOPE Dance Concert

    The Company @ MC3Greater Annapolis Ballet, and Level Dance Project hosted the HOPE DANCE CONCERT on October 22, 2021 in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and it’s Annapolis Out of the Darkness Walk. Together the three dance programs raised a little over $11,000 for the foundation.