Housing needed for Plein Air artists

Plein Air Crisfield 2018 is shaping up to be a big success. Over 30 nationally recognized artists are signed up to attend and all are excited to paint our quirky and authentic town. "Plein Air" is just a fancy term for "painting in the open air." A plein air painting is achieved without use of photograhy for reference, so the paintings have a distinctly fresh and spontaneous quality to them. The artists begin painting, in and around Crisfield,  Thursday May 24 and wrap up Saturday, May 26. Fresh paintings will be available for sale at the Customs House from 4-7 during the 4th Saturday Bay Stroll. A few artists are still looking for host housing. This entails giving an artist a room to stay in for the event. With or without meals. The benefit to the host.... is meeting an interesting artist and usually the artist gifts the host with a small painting. If you are interested please contact Debra Howard at the Art Center for Crisfield at  Artcenterforcrisfield@gmail.com
Give back and share our history!

Would you like to help share Crisfield's rich cultural history with children and adults? Then please consider becoming one of our tour guides for school field trips and walking tours. As a guide, you will lead your group to downtown points of interest including Charlie Adams Corner, Goode's Boat Yard, Goodsell's Alley, and Metompkin Soft Crab Packing House.The tour lasts approximately 20 minutes and chaperones will accompany all school groups. A script and training will be provided. For more information, please contact the Tawes Museum (410-968-2501) or private message us. Thank You!

Artist Registry
Performing arts & musicians, visual arts, fine arts, folk art, decoy carvers, writers

If you will potentially be working in the proposed Arts and Entertainment (A & E) District (see the map on the website ) please sign up on the registry at Crisfieldarts.org to help show how many artists would like to participate in an A & E District in Crisfield!

Have a Seat in Crisfield is sold out!! Thank you so much to everyone who has participated. We are still looking for six artists to paint chairs. If you would like to paint a chair, please contact Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Treasurer Bill Brown at wfb8531@gmail.com.

4th Saturday Bay Strolls Return May 26
More information at Crisfieldarts.org
Artist, vendor, and food vendor applications available.

To submit additions about Arts and Entertainment events in the proposed District to this newsletter, or to be added to the mailing list, please email jmerritt@crisfieldcityhall.com.