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Chincoteauge Island’s Second Saturday Art Stroll

May 14th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

see art like this wonderful painting by Dawn Tarr at Chincoteauge Island's Second Saturday Art Stroll

see wonderful art like this beautiful painting by Dawn Tarr at Chincoteauge Island’s Second Saturday Art Stroll

Chincoteague Island is known for many things – its art community not the least. And what’s one of the best ways to see Chincoteague art? Why, the Second Saturday Art Stroll, of course!

The second Saturday of each month, April though November, 6pm to 9pm, participating galleries and shops around Chincoteague Island host local artists, their art, live music, and so much more: the Second Saturday Art Stroll!

Sponsored by the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, the Second Saturday Art Stroll is a marvelous chance to see a wide variety of art and art exhibits, meet and chat with local artists, learn about process through various arts and crafts demonstrations, attend readings and book signings, enjoy live music, sample wines, cheese, and … who knows! Surprise and enjoyment are on-tap during Chincoteauge Island’s Second Saturday Art Stroll.

Participating Second Saturday Art Stroll venues on Chincoteague Island are:

aNoPheles Blues Gallery
Osprey Nest Gallery
Egret Moon Artworks
Poseidon’s Pantry
Flying Fish Gallery
Quilts by the Sea
Horse with No Name
Sundial Books
Herbs and Artistry
Island Arts
Wine, Cheese, and More
Island Butterfly Gems & Gifts

As an example of what you can expect, here’s what May 2014’s, Earth Day themed Second Saturday Art Stroll included:

A unique collection of natural health and handmade artwork at Herbs and Artistry, Multi-media art by Cindy Faith-Oehm and a Mother’s Day card workshop at Island Arts. Quilts by the Sea featured a demonstration on using a sewing machine to make a fabric basket with a simple straight stitch while Osprey Nest featured a host of paintings by artist Kevin McBride.

There was a Washington State wine tasting at Wine Cheese and More and Poseidon’s Pantry celebrated World Fair Trade Day with a talk on fair trade products and a chance to taste some of them. Sundial Books featured author Ken Poyner, who was signing his new book of short stories, Constant Animals.

Egret Moon Artworks held a demonstration on making a pot out of recycled newspaper and tips on getting your summer vegetable garden started while Threadgoodes was hosting Amy of Massage Away giving chair massages. Flying Fish Gallery displayed an exhibit of sea shells and genuine stones in silver and gold and aNoPheles Blues discussed the changing monetary value of art and a painting that bought $28.6 million in 1993.

What’s in store for June 14th’s Second Saturday Art Stroll – check back here to find out – or better yet, come to Chincoteague Island, book a summer getaway stay at Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast, and find out in person!