Artwalk flyer

Come celebrate the anniversary of Leonardtown’s designation as an Arts & Entertainment District. Jazz Trio, Higher Standards, will be performing live on the square.

Check out the new shows at North End Gallery, Opal Gallery, and beautiful art in businesses throughout the town.

Choose your favorite, and vote at the Leonardtown Arts Center.


Stay tuned for specials from Leonardtown’s wonderful independent restaurants and merchants.





Fenwick BooksFENWICK STREET USED BOOKS & MUSIC 41655A Fenwick Street, 301-475-2859

First Friday Special for September 2, 2016 5-7 PM – Book Signing, come meet Christopher R. Eck!
“Images of America: Southern Maryland’s Historic Landmarks”

Southern Maryland is made up of a collection of peninsulas covered in low rolling hills, fields, forests, swamps, and waterways leading to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. As such, this area enjoyed relative isolation and small population for over three centuries despite its proximity to cities such as Alexandria, Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington. Those who did settle here developed a close connection to its farms, waterways, and natural remoteness.

Southern Maryland, known for the state’s earliest Colonial settlements, is composed of three of the state’s oldest counties: St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert. Although largely agricultural and maritime in outlook, this region was also the birthplace of the nation’s ideal of religious freedom and many of its greatest citizens, including leaders of the Revolution, the early national government, and the state. Many of their homes and churches survive as historic landmarks, or their existence has been documented and preserved for posterity.

About the author:
Christopher R. Eck is a trained historian, archaeologist, attorney, and historic preservationist who has photographed many of southern Maryland’s historic landmarks and selected photographs from the Historic American Buildings Survey and the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South in the collections of the Library of Congress to tell this story.

Opal GalleryOPAL FINE ART, Gallery and Gifts — 41625 Park Avenue, 301-884-2356

Be sure to stop by Opal Fine Art for theOpening Reception for their new exhibit “Horses, Hounds, and Waiting for Foxes” by Maryland artist Linda Epstein, see flyer for details.

Opal Gallery is also a proud participant in Leonardtown’s Art Walk during the September First Friday evening events.

Their hours are as follows:  Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 am-5 pm and First Fridays from 11am – 8 pm. This art show opens on August 31st and runs through September 27th. See you soon at the gallery!


Craft Guild Shop

THE CRAFT GUILD SHOP– 26005 Point Lookout Road, 301-997-1644

The Craft Guild Shop will be making a special appearance on the Square during First Friday, stop by to see some of the items carried at their shop.

Local artists from the Guild will be set up across from the former site of Café Des Artistes performing demos and will be available to provide info. about upcoming classes and special events at their shop!





Jill Smithson (Good Earth)

GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS CO. — 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630

Be sure to stop by the Good Earth shop for ArtWalk First Friday, two local artists will be present and participating in the evening’s activities.

Jill Smithson of Hearts Weaving Harmony created this lovely painting; she received her BA from Virginia Tech, is a Nationally Board Certified massage therapist, Reiki Master, Certified Zentangle Teacher, weaver and creative artist of life. Her passion is sharing art and needlework as meditative art forms.




Sylvia Jacobs photo(Good Earth)Sylvia Jacobs is a talented photographer who has lived in Southern Maryland for many years. Her artistic talents began with watercolor and pastel creations; following a trip through the American west she further developed her interests and passions to include outdoor photography. Sylvia is an active member of the Color and Light Society of Southern Maryland.

Come by between 5 and 8 pm on Sept. 2nd to meet these two talented ladies, and as usual the Good Earth staff will be mixing delicious smoothies made to order, just for you!




Quality StreetQUALITY STREET KITCHENS– 41625 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0700

Stop by Quality Street Kitchens for a special evening of wine tasting, for only $5 you may sample up to four different choices! This is a great First Friday deal; also check out their extensive selection of cooking/ kitchen related products, upcoming class schedules, and their catering menus.

Bring a friend or two for an evening of First Friday fun in Leonardtown!