Work begins on the Seafood Workers Mural

Through the Handy grant, the  Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore  has awarded the  Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District  Project $5,065 to assist in funding a Seafood Workers mural. This is the final amount needed to fully fund this project and work will begin in artist  Michael Rosato 's studio within a week. This project is led by Darlene Taylor and Eric Banks on the behalf of the  Greater Crisfield Action Coalition, Inc . Both Darlene and Eric worked in the seafood industry in their youth.

Artist Michael Rosato specializes in designing and painting large-scale murals for public and private spaces and is the artist for the well-known Harriet Tubman murals in Cambridge. The Seafood Workers Mural will be located at 347 W Main Street, the former Tighty’s Pool Hall, in the heart of the historic district. The mural will represent both the oyster and crab industries.

The final sketch is the result of several months of community input accepted for this project and the time for input is now completed. The mural will be ten feet high by thirty-two feet long and will have much greater detail than the sketch.
The mural will cost $19,930 and is funded by grants from the  Maryland State Arts Council , the  Somerset County Arts Council  and the  Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development  as well as $2,000 from the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District (CAED) Project.

Artist Michael Rosato as well as project leads Darlene Taylor and Eric Banks will participate in the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District planning meeting taking place June 9th at 4 pm. All are welcome to participate in the meeting.
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Conceptual sketch of Seafood Workers Mural
Upcoming Events
Events are currently changing frequently - please see for the latest updates.

June 9 at 4 pm
A & E Planning Committee Meeting
All are welcome!
Mural artist Michael Rosato will give an overview of the Crisfield Seafood Workers Mural. Jim Rapp of Delmarva Birding Weekends will give an update on birding tours.
This meeting can be joined by phone, by computer with a camera, or by a computer without a camera.

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Sun, Jun 14, 2020 1:00 PM
Flag Day Ceremony
Crisfield City Fire Department Office
Flag Day Ceremony to be held at the Crisfield Fire Dept. and sponsored by Crisfield Elks 1044

Thurs, June 25 - 5 to 7 pm and Sat, June 27 - 2 to 4 pm
Introduction to African American Literature
The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project presents this short introduction to African American authors, their works and the techniques they used to convey the African American experience led by Nicole Barkley.
The class will take place online on Thurs, June 25 from 5 to 7 pm and Sat, June 27 from 2
There is no cost but spaces are limited. Sign up at

Outdoor Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church of Crisfield. Small group space is limited. Different age groups on separate days: July 6 to 11, 6:00-7:30 pm. Gr. 2-6 only.
Send a private message through Facebook at First Baptist Church of Crisfield or Maria Dorman Maroon. Or call 410-575-3760, email .

July 3 
Independence Day Fireworks
9 pm. Somers Cove Marina, 715 Broadway, Crisfield. Show visible from most places in Crisfield. Grab a spot by the water and watch the show. For more information, please contact Somers Cove Marina at 410-968-0925.

July 19 – 3 pm
Crisfield Pride Lodge #194 Organization Day Parade
1 pm line up begins at the corner of South Somerset and Asbury Avenues.
Contacts: Brother Mike Corbin & Daughter Teina Veney

Saturday, July 25, 2020
4th Saturday Bay Stroll Luau
Crisfield City Dock, 1201 W Main St, Crisfield. Music, art, food & drinks.
Hawaiian shirt contest

Aug 8
Have a Seat in Crisfield fundraiser
Join the June 9th Arts & Entertainment District Planning Meeting (information above) for an update on Delmarva Birding tours!

Delmarva Birding Weekends  has run bird watching tours on Smith Island for more than 20 years. For the past two summers, they have worked with Barbara Ann Charters and the Smith Island community to launch tours to safely view nearby nesting colonies of Brown Pelicans. The all-day guided tours include private charter aboard the Barbara Ann II, small group skiff tours to view the pelican nesting colonies, and lunch at the world-famous Drum Point Market. The  award-winning tours  are very popular and well-received by guests and partners, and many guests stay in Crisfield before and after their tour. Check out these YouTube videos about the experience from WBOC’s Outdoors Delmarva:  Pelican Tour Part 1  and  Pelican Tour Part 2 .

Although they have not scheduled any tours this summer due to COVID-19 restrictions, tours will start running as soon as possible. Visit  to learn more or register for their e-newsletter.
Featured Artists

We miss seeing our artists and their work! Check them out virtual at the links below. The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project will be featuring an artist each week. To nominate an artist, please email

Shop local!

It’s more important than ever to support our local businesses! If you can, please consider shopping in Crisfield by placing an order for pick-up or delivery,or enjoy outdoor dining!

Updates happen all the time, check for the most recent information! To be added to this list as a business or artist, email
Online art and music
Artist Evelyn Brumwell  in Crisfield offers paintings and charcoal drawings inspired by the local area and a creative line of wearable felted art such as hats, scarves, wraps and more. Visit
YB Normal Wear on Facebook or contact her at
Patrick Costello
Frailing banjo and folk guitar workshops

Flame Studio  Music production studio Clarity, Quality, Excellence!
Artist Debra Howard  Travel without leaving home! Unframed oil paintings of beautiful places around the US. Payment by credit card through PayPal. FREE SHIPPING.
Dave Marshall Art  Wide collection of original watercolor paintings that focuses on life on the eastern shore of Maryland. Contact us for custom artwork.
Bette Orr Watercolors
Bette Orr, a local Crisfield watercolor artist and teacher offers a wide variety of contemporary art. Be sure to visit her beautiful studio gallery at   She also offers several online step-by-step watercolor classes, including a beginner’s course, and also YouTube demo videos. Bette accepts occasional commission work. For more info or questions, contact Bette at .
​Restaurants with carry-out or delivery services or outdoor seating
Beer and Soda Drive Thru  4029 Crisfield Hwy (410-968-2211) & Big Willeys 3 S 7th St (410-968-9010) Open 9 AM 9 to 9 PM. We are now delivering! $20.00 min. $5 delivery fee Crisfield. $10 fee to Marion. Two delivery times for Crisfield: 11 am and 4 pm. Marion will be one delivery time at 1pm. CASH ONLY and a valid photo ID. ALL ORDERS MUST BE CALLED IN BEFORE 2PM
Billie Jo’s BBQ  – Every Saturday when the weather is beautiful BBQ
will be available from Billie’s BBQ.  Contact
Billie at 443-783-2486 to place an order
Café Carry Out  98 N 4th Street
M-Th 9 am - 9 pm; Fri-Sat 9 am - 10 pm. Delivery available, call 410-968-1400 or 410-968-1401.  Check Facebook for daily specials.  
Café Milano  103 N 4th Street
M-Th 10:30 - 10pm, F&S 10:30 - 11, Sunday 12-9pm.
Order online at  or call 410-968-1082
Captains Carry Out  947 W Main Street
Open 9 am to 9 pm weekdays, 9 am to 10 pm weekends. Check Facebook for Specials!
Call (410) 968-1305
Captain Tyler’s Crab House  923 Spruce St. Opens Fri, June 5! Open Sun - Thurs. 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Fri, Sat 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Outdoor seating & carry out. Updates at
From Scratch  4012 Crisfield Hwy
Delivery or carry-out available. Delivery orders must be paid over the phone at the time of order. Call 410-968-1308
Gordon’s Confectionary  831 W Main Street
Mon-Sat 4:00 am - 7:00 pm  Check Facebook for Specials!
Carry-out available, call 410-968-0566
Hoyt Harbor at Corbin Park  4459 Crisfield HwyOpen for Pick Up
410-968-3700 Mon-Thurs 5:30 am - 6:00 pm, Fri-Sat 5:30 am - 7:00 pm Call ahead grill closes 1/2 hr earlier. Call 410-968-3700
McDonald's  10 Maryland Ave. Open for Pick Up & Curbside everyday 6 am to 11 pm. 410-968-1368.
The Mermaid Shanty  514 W. Main St.  Outdoor dining/seating now available! Along with snow cones and shaved ice, the “Shanty” serves deep fried seafood, including Chesapeake Bay crab balls. Dessert consists of only one option - a slice of Original Smith Island Cake. Stop by, order our ice delights and seafood, buy a shirt and “be a mermaid or merman”!! Open Thursday (12 to 8), Friday (12 to 8), Saturday (11 to 8), and Sunday (12 to 6). 301-676-5972.
Johnnysweets  801 W Main Street
Open 9am -8 pm Mon-Thur, 9 am -9 pm Fri and 10 am - 9 pm Sat. Mix and Match for 2 for $12.99 or 4 for $24.99 (all with french fries) Wing Dings, Cheese Steak SUB, Cheeseburger Sub, Shrimp Basket , Chicken Tenders. Lg Cheese Pizza w/ 1 topping. 2- 1 topping Pizza $18.99  9.99 Add ons $1.99 each: Garlic Bread Stick, Onion Rings, or Mozzarella Sticks. 10% off purchases until State of Emergency is over. Free roll of toilet paper with purchase of 10.00 or more.   (While supplies last)Daily specials at   Call 443-754-5582.
 Now Adding seafood to our menu- crab dip, soft shell crabs, steamed shrimp and more!
Subway® Restaurants  510 W Main Street Unit A. Mon- Sat 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm. Carry-out only. 410-968-3000. TAKE OUT, CALL IN OR use Subway app to send remote orders. Curbside pick up also available. CALL US! 15% discount for hospital employees and Senior Citizens. Meal deal special 5.99 Special Catering order pricing to feed groups

Fresh Produce
Cannonball Produce Hours: 8-7pm Mon-Sun, Location: 114 Maple Street, Crisfield.
Farm Fresh Watermelon, String Beans, Tomatoes, Local Asparagus, and Local Honey. Check Facebook for updates

The Hideaway Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm with the exception of June 20th &  27 Parking lot near the City Dock & Customs House (906 W Main St)
Fresh produce - peaches, tomatoes, much more! Vegetable plants & flowers for sale as well. On Facebook at

Seafood delivery
Delivery to your door. Order online at
Special on our online store - use the code CRISFIELDLOCAL to get a free carton of Crab Dip Flatbreads when they spend over $30.
Linton’s Seafood
Fresh seafood to your door. Mon - Fri 9 am – 5 pm, Sat 9 am – 6 pm, closed Sunday.
LMENs  Get updates on specials at LMEN Seafood Group
Metompkin Bay Oyster Company
Call 410-968-0660 to place an order for local pick-up .
Southern Connection Seafood  - Crab Dynasty  or call Terry at (410)-968-3367.
The Crab Place
While we're all biding our time, you'll still have access to world-class seafood on your dinner table to spark a little joy from time to time. Shop online at
Bay Gift Vault  Masks and moisturizing hand sanitizer available. Call 917-575-0467
Face Masks by Evelyn Brumwell  100% cotton masks, double thick with pleats at the top. If you are tired of the same old mask how about something new. Maryland masks now available! Made in Crisfield. $15.00 each at $12 each if picked up in Crisfield, contact 716-540-7459 or Facebook message at
LinTStitches  Masks handmade in Crsifield. Kids and adults. Orders over  $35  are free shipping! Shop at
Marion Pharmacy   26427 Burton Ave, Crisfield
KN95 masks. $6.00 We also have disposable gloves. Come through our drive thru for pick up. Call the store to reserve 410-968-2300
The Bay Gift Vault
Open Thursday - Sat 10-5, Sunday 12-3
For Deliveries call 410-430-2275 or Shop Online at
Mason Dixon’s Pantry , 1005 W Main Street New store now open! Gourmet treats including Mason Dixon's Smoked Salsa!  or  Mason Dixon’s Pantry on Facebook
​Splash Loft Farm & Apiary  118 Maple Street
Honey available: 2 lb. jars of clover, 2 lb. jar of wildflower, 1 lb. jars of clover
Message  Splash Loft Farm & Apiary  on Facebook to schedule pickup
Tim & Doris's Country Store
Stores Hours:Open Tuesday -Friday 10-5 Saturday 9-3
During Special Events we will be Open doing town events and Cruise Ships coming in. Check  Facebook  for specials
Vintage Treasures  531 W Main Street
Open Thursday and Friday 11-4. Saturday 9:30-3. Also open by appointment curbside pickup available. Call Judy Bethard 410-603-9246. Check out my  Facebook page Vintage Treasures  to see many beautiful and unique items! 
The Weathered Porch  1003 West Main St, is reopened for business.
For now hours will be: 10 til 4 Monday thru Saturday
Sunday afternoon by Chance. These hours may change . Curbside pickup and local delivery on some items still available. Call 410-251-2126 or  Facebook messenger me Weathered Porch/ pattygreen.
Witches’ Stitches  offers curated collections of gently used clothing including vintage and modern styles. Now open Friday & Saturday 11a-4p and Sunday 12p-2p, or shop from home on Instagram @witches_stitches_thrift.
Get Outdoors!
Goldsborough’s Marine  709 W Main St Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM & Saturday
8AM-12 PM Closed Sunday. Goldsborough's Marine "Where Happiness Is
Just A Boat Ride Away!"

Kayak Crisfield  Every Saturday with beautiful weather, kayaks are available for rent. Check out . Contact Billie at 443-783-2486 for more
Emily's Pet Grooming  609 W Main St #105, Crisfield, MD 21817
9 to 4 Tues to Sat. Call 410-726-8793 or 615-796-8135 to schedule an appointment
DJs Car Wash  47 Richardson Ave, Crisfield, MD 21817
Phone: (410) 968-1961
If you are a Crisfield business or local artist who would like to have something added to this list, please email .
About the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project

The non-profit Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District (CAED) Project is the State recognized entity for the management of the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District. Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts help develop and promote community involvement, tourism, and revitalization through tax-related incentives that attract artists, arts organizations, and other creative enterprises to towns and cities across the State.