Chestertown flourishes with a hearty blend of history, art, music, theater, shopping, and exciting lodging and dining experiences.
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Marcy Dunn Ramsey’s paintings are a reflection of nature, but also of the relationship of that world to the psyche.
Marcy Dunn Ramsey
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For nearly 30 years, Carla Massoni has played an integral part in bringing exhibitions featuring artists of national and international stature to the Chesapeake region.
Carla Massoni Gallery
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In comfortable surroundings enjoy innovative and classic American Regional cuisines includeing fresh seafood, Maryland Crab Cakes, steaks, chops, pastas, vegetarian dishes and their famous Oyster Fritter
Blue Heron Café
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Through December 23, 2016
Holiday Gift and Show
Tasteful, inspired, creative, and affordable; these words best describe the range of fine arts and crafts at RiverArts’ annual Holiday Show and Sale.
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Celebrate The Holidays - Eat Drink Buy Art!
Berlin Artists Holiday Studio TourSaturday, December 3, 2016 - 12pm-8pm
Downtown - Berlin, Maryland
Local Berlin artists open their work spaces to the public for a day of exploration and shopping - includes artists offering an array of mediums including painting, letterpress printing, glass blowing, fine jewelry design, and 3-D printing.
Wednesday Morning Artists & Friends * Gallery of GiftsNow through December 23rd
Dorchester Center for the Arts
321 High Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613
This exhibit is on display with items for sale. Also, there will be an Artists' Reception and Holiday Choir on December 10th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with light refreshments. Be sure and stop into the Studiowork's Artisans' shop to see what's new at DCA.
Heck With The MallsDecember 3rd, 2016
Centre for the Arts
206 S. Commerce Street
Centreville, Maryland 21617
Looking to deck your halls? Say Heck With The Malls! Join us for a unique shopping experience! The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council invites you to shop our annual artisans and artists fair, Heck With The Malls! Now in its 20th year, this event offers an exceptional array of more than 40 vendors presenting their creations here at the Centre for the Arts and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Just in time for holiday shopping, unique gifts and goods handmade by exceptional local talent.
Tis the Season: Quilts and CoverletsThrough January 25th, 2017
FACES: Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore
7 North 4th Street
Denton, Maryland 21629
A display of winter-themed snowflake quilts, and red and green antique quilts and coverlets – collections from Kay Butler and Cathy Spence at the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is a destination for the area's many quilt and fiber art enthusiasts, visitors, and residents to view historic and recent works by quilters and fiber artists from Maryland's Eastern Shore and Delmarva Peninsula. This is a unique place to visit, shop, learn, and find inspiration.
A Poet’s LyreSunday, December 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM
The Schwartz Center for the Arts
226 South State Street
Dover, Delaware 19901
The Delaware Choral Society will present A Poet’s Lyre featuring well-known poetic works set to music by great choral composers. Included in the concert will be selections from Frostiana as well as a collection of Robert Frost poems set to music by Randall Thompson. The choir will have some fun with PDQ Bach’s rendering of works by Christopher Marlowe, Andrew Marvel and Robert Herrick and The Delaware Youth Chorale will round out the concert and will join the adult choir in some familiar carols. Make a day of it and enjoy many other festivities happening in Dover that day and throughout the month.
Moonlight MadnessDecember 2, 2016 - 4-9 pm
Come shop our stores as we stay open late to celebrate the holiday season. Our downtown shops will be open late on Friday with in-store specials, demonstrations, and refreshments to help you during the holiday shopping season! Enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday music, caroling, and festivities at the Avalon. Head toward Harrison Street by 9pm to win one of three gift baskets, each worth over $1,500! Earn your raffle tickets by shopping at participating retailers in Easton now through December 2! You must be there to win!
Taking Shape: Story, Hand, ExperienceOpening Reception Friday, December 2, 2016 - 5pm-8pm
The Palette & The Page
120 East Main Street
Elkton, Maryland 21921
The show will remain in the Special Exhibit Gallery through December 30th. Music by Wendy Gill and Joe Paulus. Author Sharon Brubaker will be signing her books. Featured artists - Sarah Dressler: Mixed Media/Textiles and Susan O'Hanlon: Ceramics. Sarah Dressler creates art dolls making use of an infinite variety of materials and styles in her small sculptures. Susan O'Hanlon loves all that clay has to offer: limitless possibilities for self-expression, endless opportunity to learn and grow as she masters her craft. For Susan, there is a certain spiritual experience in working with clay.
Holiday Gift MarketThrough January 1, 2017
Feel the satisfaction of making a difference. Shop at the Gibby Center for the Arts' Holiday Gift Market for that special gift. Lots of lovely gifts and decorating ideas.
Gilbert W. Perry, Jr. Center for the Arts
51 West Main Street
Middletown, Delaware 19709
11th Annual Holiday StrollFriday, December 2, 2016 - 5-8pm
Milford, Delaware 19963
Come Home for the Holidays in downtown Milford, Delaware: enjoy carriage rides, activities for kids, refreshments and entertainment throughout the evening. Downtown merchants, art galleries, and businesses will be open late, many offering seasonal specials. Visit Santa at the Santa House. Catch the holiday spirit. This family-friendly event is free and offers an opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
Milton Arts Guild Holly Days Opening ReceptionSaturday, December 10, 2016 11am - 6:30pm
Milton Arts Guild
310 Walnut Street
Milton, Delaware 19968
The Milton Art Guild Gallery's Holly Days Show is one of the featured stops on Milton's Annual Holly House Tour, December 10th, sponsored by the Women's Club of Milton. This is MAG's biggest event of the year. Our extended opening reception features great art with a "Winter" theme. Warm up with holiday treats and libations. Soak in the beauty of the work of local artists.
Newark Art Alliance Holiday Art MarketThrough December 31, 2016
Newark Art Alliance
276 E. Main St. Suite 102
Newark, Delaware 19711
Thirteen local artists have booths set up in the NAA’s exhibition gallery with a variety of fine art, crafts, and jewelry for sale, all perfect for holiday gift-giving. The Holiday Art Market artists are juried for selection. This year’s artists are: Andrea Barrier (jewelry); Gail Bush (stained glass); Sarah Dressler (fiber art); Eleanor Fink (jewelry); Carole Fox (pottery); Catherine Houghton (painting); Karen Hornor (jewelry); Ingrid Jackoway (stained glass); Jo Miller (felted art and upcycled wool); Karen O’Lone Hahn (pottery, painting, and books); Wendy Shipman (handweaving); Jay Stutman (jewelry); and Mary Jane Tyrie (fused glass). All sales benefit the artists and the NAA.
Ocean City, Maryland
Holiday Artisan FairDecember 2-3, 2016
Ocean City Center for the Arts
502 94th Street
Ocean City, Maryland 21842
Artisan Fair opens during the First Friday Reception (Dec. 2 from 5-7PM) and continues through Saturday (Dec. 3 11am-4pm). Also through the month of December see the "Members Juried Show", "Best Of 2016" featuring award winning pieces from the past year, "Small Works", and featured artists Sandra Esham, and Laura Ellison.
Princess Anne, Maryland
Senior ShowOpening Reception December 1 4-6pm
Closing Reception December 15
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, Maryland 21853
Works of Applied Design majors include photography, sequential art and graphic illustration.
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Meet Me in St LouisFriday, November 25 - Sunday, December 11, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays 7pm, Sundays 3pm
Clear Space Theatre
20 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
Meet Me In St. Louis is based on the heartwarming holiday movie! Suddenly there's a blackout! Imagine yourself standing as the lights from the World's Fair fill the stage; you've never seen such a spectacular panorama in your life! Join the Smith family at the 1904 World's Fair, and see how their love for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by a special family. Based on the heartwarming holiday movie, including memorable musical numbers like "The Trolley Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.
Chesapeake East501 W. Main Street
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
Featured work by Dana Simson and John Orth and in time for the holiday season - uniquely lovely fair trade gifts are arriving daily at Chesapeake East for your giving pleasure. Along with locally created art jewelry and ceramics.
Snow Hill, Maryland
Snow Hill Christmas Market & First FridayDecember 2, 2016 - 12pm-8pm
209 N. Washington Street
Snow Hill, Maryland
Put a dent in your holiday shopping with vendors offering jewelry, sea glass, baked goods, antique toys, locally roasted coffee, Christmas decorations, alpaca products, and chocolate covered popcorn!
In The Style Of The MastersThrough December 22, 2016
Kent Island Federation of Arts
405 Main Street
Stevensville, Maryland 21666
A wonderful opportunity for all artists and craftsmen in all media to create and exhibit their works as influenced by the "greats". Whether creating a masterpiece, or using a master's technique and style, or merely inspired by a master, these works will exhibit that story. KIFA also offers ongoing art classes in various media, including; painting, children's art classes, wood carving, photography, precious metal clay, and more.