Join us to “walk the walk” on September 7th! Our annual First Friday Art Walk will take place from 5-8 pm, a once-a-year opportunity to view work created by an array of talented local artists in a wide variety of media and styles. There will be prizes for the first three winners of the Art Contest based on popular vote!
This special event will celebrate Downtown Leonardtown’s sixth year as an officially designated Arts & Entertainment District of Maryland. The jazz group Higher Standards will be playing a free concert on The Square and there will be Special Guest performers, local vendors selling handcrafted items, plein air painters, and hands-on demos.
Shops and galleries will be open late with extended hours and offering exclusive one-night-only specials. Bring your friends, family, and even pets on leashes to this free event! Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at The Square, bench seating will be available on a first-come basis for the concert.
BRAND NEW for this year will be a random drawing for a free gift certificate for Board & Brush Creative Studio in Leonardtown (a $65 value), to enter all you have to do is vote in the Art Contest. One entry and voting ballot per person, all ages may participate. On September 6th and 7th ballots will be available at participating shops – simply take a walk to the different locations on the map, choose your three favorite pieces from the list of participating shops, cast your ballot, and you may be the lucky winner!
Voting will close on September 7th at 8 PM. Ballots may be submitted at the shops or at St. Mary’s County Arts Council, located across from Winegardner Motor Co. at 22660 Washington St. The first 100 people turning in ballots at the Arts Council will receive a free small gift while supplies last. The Arts Council will also be host to the audience participation Drum Circle from 8-9 PM with the SoMar Drummers, bring your own instrument or borrow theirs. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Make Leonardtown your “Special Place To Be” every First Friday, we look forward to seeing you soon! Check the First Friday Facebook page for details and updates about the evening’s activities. #LtownArtWalk #LeonardtownFF