Join us to “walk the walk” on First Friday, September 4th from 5-8 PM! This special evening will celebrate Downtown Leonardtown’s seventh year as an officially designated Arts & Entertainment District of Maryland. A highlight of this event will be the annual Art Walk contest, an exciting opportunity to view locally created work in a wide variety of media and styles.


Winners of the Art Walk contest will be selected by popular vote so be sure to bring your friends, grab a ballot at any participating shop, walk around town to choose your three favorite artwork entries, and cast your votes! Submit your ballot at St. Mary’s County Arts Council for a free small gift, or just drop it off at any of the participating businesses. The voting period will open on September 2nd and (new for this year) will run through the whole month, ending on September 30th.


Also awarded will be a $50 gift card from Shepherd’s Old Field Market and a $50 gift card from The Rex to voters selected at random (one entry per person, all ages may enter, no purchase necessary).


Other fabulous featured activities at Leonardtown Square will include: the monthly audience participation Drum Circle, and special guest Rose Heller who will be performing Fire and Hoop Dancing during the Drum Circle from 7 to 8 PM. The art galleries and studios along with the local shops and restaurants will be open late and offering one-night only specials. Pets on leashes are welcome in public areas and at many of the shops.


Check the “Leonardtown First Fridays” and “St. Mary’s County Arts Council” pages on Facebook or email the Arts Council at info@smcart.org for additional details and updated event info. We look forward to seeing you on September 4th! #LTownArtWalk #LeonardtownFF

A huge note of appreciation to the Town of Leonardtown, the St. Mary’s County Commissioners, Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) members, the First Friday volunteers, the SoMar Drummers, and LBA Platinum Sponsors (Leonardtown Chevy Buick GMC, Marrick Homes, Quality Built Homes, The County Times, & Visit St. Mary’s) who all help to make First Fridays a wonderful community event!

Shoppers out and about (photo by Brandy Blackstone)
One evening only specials at shops and restaurants! (photo by Brandy Blackstone)