A big thank you to all who joined us to celebrate Downtown Leonardtown’s anniversary as an officially designated Arts & Entertainment District! Shops and restaurants were open late, guest artists were present at The Square performing demos and leading collaborative community projects, and Tiny House tours were a big draw to both locals and visitors alike, and a new Leonardtown mural was created by Carrie Patterson and community art students from the Carrie Patterson Drawing and Painting Studio.
Many attendees “walked the walk” and voted for their favorite pieces as part of the Art Walk contest while enjoying music by local jazz group Higher Standards and the a cappella Infinity choir from Chopticon High School led by Sarah Lorek. Other featured activities were arranged by Taryn Brown who produced an exciting “Summer Flashmob Reprise” (originally performed in May), Zumba dancing organized by Brandy Blackstone, and the audience participation Drum Circle with the SoMar Drummers.
Join us for our next event on October 5th from 5-8 PM for “Leonardtown Fall Fest”, be sure to check the Leonardtown First Fridays page on Facebook for details and also to see more photos from Art Walk. A special thank you to St. Mary’s County Arts Council, the Town of Leonardtown, Tiny House coordinators Barry Muchnik of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and local artist Carrie Patterson, participating shops and restaurants, and many First Friday volunteers who helped to make Art Walk possible.
All artwork will be on display and available until September 30th (unless sold sooner), congratulations to the winners by popular vote: 1st place – Carol Davis, 2nd place – Yan Hui Hazzard, and 3rd place – Angela Wathen!