The 37th Annual Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival, scheduled for March 25th through March 26th, 2016, will see local and national carvers exhibiting and selling their work during this Chincoteague Island tradition!
The Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival has been a local tradition for almost 40 years, now and it shows when you see the wide variety of absolutely beautiful, hand crafted art and crafts that are brought to our little island community’s spring event.
Both local and national carvers work year ’round on pieces for the show to display, sell, and compete for such honors as the Curtis Merritt Award of Excellence and People’s Choice for Best Carver.
Non-carving artists can get in on the fun, too – it is the Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival, after all, and local and national fine artists of many mediums show and sell their works while also hoping to garner a few awards. You’ll see painters, photographers, sculptors, fabric arts, and more.
Held just before Easter, the Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival also includes hand painted wooden Easter eggs that are a delight to behold. Decorated by the exhibitors, they are a highlight of each year’s festival and can sell for surprising amounts during the silent auction!
A Pre-loved Treasures Silent Auction is also a big part of the Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival. The auctions always benefit a local charity and, for the 2016 festival, the proceeds will go towards the Museum of Chincoteague Island’s ‘Miles Hancock Carving Workshop Project.’
Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival
Friday, March 25th – Noon to 6pm
Saturday, March 26th – 9am to 4pm
Chincoteague Combined School, 4586 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA
For more info, be sure to visit: www.chincoteaguedecoyshow.com
Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival Lodging
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