On Chincoteague, one of the first signs of spring is the annual Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival! The festival includes wood carvings, paintings, photography, silent auctions, and more. March 30th and 31st, 2018 on Chincoteague Island.
The Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival attracts a variety of artists from all over the country. The event is a Chincoteague tradition that sees local and national wood carvers, painters, and photographers displaying their finest works.
This annual show presents a unique opportunity for art enthusiasts. Not only will you see a variety of great art, you’ll also be able to meet and chat with many of the artists about their pieces and process. Most items on display will be for sale and a number of the artists will also have pieces in process. Watching a fine artist work may be just as fascinating studying their finished art!
You’ll also have the opportunity to vote for Best Carver and Best Art Display. Children at the show can help pick The Children’s Choice Award and the combined exhibitors vote on the recipient of The Curtis Merritt Award of Excellence. This latter award is the highest honor at the show and is awarded to someone who displays excellence as an individual, as well as an artist.
The Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival also includes two silent auctions.
The Wooden Easter Egg Silent Auction is a favorite tradition of the annual festival. The Easter eggs are all hand carved or painted by artisans at the show and can go for a lot of money. Once you see these beautiful and unique keepsakes, you’ll understand why.
The Pre-loved Treasures Silent Auction features a wide array of items, with proceeds benefiting the Chincoteague Combined School Band.
Whether you hope to buy some great art or are just looking to fill an afternoon, you’ll enjoy the Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival!
2018 Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival
March 30th – Noon to 6pm | April 31st – 9am to 4pm
Chincoteague Combined School, 4586 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA
For more info, be sure to visit: www.chincoteaguedecoyshow.com
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