Upcoming Events in the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District
May 22 - 26, 2019
Artists participate in painting in authentic, beautiful Crisfield and the surrounding areas. This is a casual, non-competitive painting event, featuring a Welcome cocktail party at a private historic home, and a group nocturne.
SPECIAL PLEIN AIR EVENTS
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30-8:30pm - Meet the artists and watch them paint during the Sunset Paint Out at the City Dock. Artists will be setting up and painting in the area of the City Dock to capture one of our famous sunsets. Paintings are available for purchase.
Thursday, May 23 -ALL DAY - Artists will be on location in and around Crisfield.
Special Group Nocturne painting at the Small Boat Harbor 8:30 - 10:30pm
Friday, May 24 - Artists paint on Smith Island with a pop up art show and sale at the Smith Island Cultural Center - Ewell
Saturday, May 25 - 4-7 - The fresh paintings are for sale at the Customs House during the 4th Saturday Bay Stroll. Credit cards are accepted.
Sunday, May 26 - 12-4 -The fresh paintings are for sale at the Customs House during the Soft Shell Crab Festival. Credit cards are accepted.
Smith Island Arts
May 25 - 11am to 4pm
The annual Smith Island Arts Festival has been cancelled but artists will display at the
Smith Island Bakery, Ewell
Break out the flip-flops and welcome the summer in the best possible location, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Skip the beach crowds but get all the benefit of warm bay breezes and the Bay sunsets. Bring your lawn chair & relax to live music. Seafood, festival food, whole pig roast. Wet-paint sales from Crisfield Plein Air.
Stop by The Bay Gift Vault to meet local Crisfield artists Deb and Jim Biggs. Deb has studied under prominent Salisbury artist Myrna McGrath causing her focus to shift to oil and watercolors. Jim started carving decoys more than thirty years ago. His most recent work has focused on carve shorebirds.
Experience the fusion of cultures represented right here in Crisfield! To participate or for more information email email@example.com or contact the organizer for this event, Councilwoman Pastor Barbara Ward at
Sponsored by Heavens Gate Sanctuary of Deliverance Church and Somers Cove Marina
June 4 - 5 pm
Corbin Studio & Gallery, 4 E Main St
Be a part of something great! Nominations will be received for artist co-op committee members. Please contact
to be emailed with updates, or to make a nomination or comment if you are unable to attend. Community members may nominate themselves.
Timed obstacle course, fastest time wins
$10 to enter, $10 to rent cart
Sign up at the door
Chairs will be auctioned at the June 29 Anniversary Party and Rockin Auction. More information and registration forms at CrisfieldArts.org or contact Bill Brown at
The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project presents this Poetry Workshop with Truth Thomas funded by a grant through the Maryland State Arts Council's Creativity Grant program. To discover more about MSAC and how they impact Maryland, visit
The workshop is led by Truth Thomas, the founder of Cherry Castle Publishing and studied creative writing at Howard University under Dr. Tony Medina. The "Skinny" poetry form is credited to Thomas' creation. A former writer-in-residence for the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo), his poems have appeared in over 150 publications, including The 100 Best African American Poems (edited by Nikki Giovanni).
The class fee is $10 and includes lunch and art supplies to take home. Scholarships are available. More information
June 21,22 and 23 2019.
Announcing! June 21,22 and 23 2019. Carving and painting a "Bird a Day" Join us at The Crisfield Heritage Museum for all 3 days or just one or two. We will be carving and painting a Tree Swallow, Semi Palmated Plover and a Laughing Gull.We will be working from 9 to 5 each day. One bird a day, start to finish. Price for class is $85.00 a day. Call the museum at 410-968-2501, contact Rich Smoker at 410-623-2414 or email
to register. Hurry, space is limited!
The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project presents this Student 3-D Art Class funded by a grant through the Maryland State Arts Council's Creativity Grant program. To discover more about MSAC and how they impact Maryland, visit
The class is taught by Debra Howard, an award winning artist who has been juried into Plein Air competitions all over the country. Students must be in 4th through 7 th grades. The class fee is $10 and includes lunch and art supplies to take home. Scholarships are available. More information
FREE - June 22, 4 - 7 pm, 319 W Main St
To get your church involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Held at Crisfield Municipal Park behind library, free hotdogs!
July 1, 2019 is the first anniversary of the State designation for the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District. Join us for a celebration, and an auction of the business-sponsored and artist painted rocking chairs. To be added to a mailing list for updates a
nd more information, contact
Charlie “Mac” McClenahan was a former mayor of Crisfield, state delegate, founding member of the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce and the Somers Cove Yacht Club. We are hosting a celebration featuring Front Page News, vendors and food!
$10 entry, proceeds go to Somerset County Community Services
The Crisfield branch of the Somerset County Library, located at 100 Collins Street, hosts so many events that celebrate creativity that we can't list them all here!
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