Join us to “walk the walk” on First Friday, September 6th from 5-8 PM! This special evening will celebrate Downtown Leonardtown’s sixth year as an officially designated Arts & Entertainment District of Maryland.

A highlight of this evening will be our annual Art Walk contest, an exciting opportunity to view work created by local artists in a wide variety of media and styles. Prizes for this art contest will be awarded by popular vote so be sure to bring your friends, stroll around town to choose your three favorite entries, and cast a ballot! Voting will open on Wed., Sept. 4th and close at 8 PM on Sept. 6th. Also awarded will be a $50 gift card from Shepherd’s Old Field Market for one lucky Art Walk voter selected at random (one entry per person, all ages may enter, no purchase necessary). Ballots may be cast at St. Mary’s County Arts Council (a free gift will be given to the first 100 voters) or left at any of the participating businesses.

Other fabulous featured activities at Leonardtown Square will include: a free jazz concert by the Clazzical Project, the “Infinity” & “Finite” a capella groups from Chopticon High School, fire-dancing and other performances by Megan Lee Bellydance & the Ghawazi Circus Sirens/ Vertical Dance Company along with Rose Heller), a “pop-up” salsa class and dance session with Donna Jordan, plein air painting and other artist demos, the audience participation Drum Circle (SoMar Drummers), several Leonardtown Community Art Projects, and much more!

Many shops and restaurants will be open late and offering one-night only specials, there will also be Opening Receptions and workshops at the art galleries and studios. The Southern Maryland Guitar Gurus will be performing a live podcast near The Rex and we will be hosting a variety of other special guests and artistic vendors, don’t miss out on the fun!

Check the Leonardtown First Fridays and St. Mary’s County Arts Council pages on Facebook, or email the Arts Council at for additional details and updated event info. We look forward to seeing you on September 6th! #LtownArtWalk #LeonardtownFF

A big thank you to the First Friday sponsors of all levels for their support and especially to the Platinum Level donors (Leonardtown Chevrolet Buick GMC, Marrick Homes, Quality Built Homes).  Also to the Town of Leonardtown and volunteers, the Leonardtown Business Association/ First Friday Committee volunteers, the Commissioners of Leonardtown, and especially to our wonderful community for joining us for First Friday events and supporting the arts and small businesses year-round!

*Any schedule changes due to poor weather conditions will be announced on the First Friday Facebook page.

*The official ballot and list of businesses w/ art pieces will be posted here soon as well as a copy of the map!