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Chincoteauge Island’s Second Saturday Art Stroll

May 14, 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

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Planning Your Chincoteague Vacation

March 28, 2013 by islandmanor

What are your goals for visiting our charming little island?

Depending on what you want to accomplish, you can schedule a visit for this Spring.

If seeing the pony roundup is your main concern – you will need to book for July. However, perhaps you are simply looking for a beach vacation that doesn’t involve mega-resorts and inflated prices. If charming shops, restaurants and southern charm all in a natural beach setting is more your pace, come visit us in Chincoteague this April!

On April 13, the Second Saturday art stroll is taking place.

Look for the 2nd Saturday banner in participating shop windows

Look for the 2nd Saturday banner in participating shop windows

The Art Stroll takes place at participating galleries and shops around the Island from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Come out to meet local artists, see exhibits of a wide variety of visual arts, listen to live music and more.

Participating Galleries and Shops

Visit these galleries and shops during Second Saturday to enjoy demonstrations by visiting artists, performances by musicians, readings and book signings by authors and wine and cheese tastings.

  • Island Butterfly – 4107 Main St.
  • Guinevere’s – 4076 Main St.
  • Flying Fish Gallery – 4086 Main St.
  • Island Arts – 6196 Maddox Blvd.
  • Old Neptune Books – 4076 Main St.
  • Sundial Books – 4065 Main St.
  • Working Artists Studio – Maddox Blvd.
  • Osprey Nest Gallery – 4096 Main St.
  • And more!

More Springtime Activities in Chincoteague

Hiking on Assateague Island: This is a great time to hit the trails in Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The temperature is cooler, there are less visitors in the park and birds are abundant.

The Wildlife Loop is a 3¼ mile round-trip route around a soil management area. It is a great place to observe wildlife, especially waterfowl and wading birds. It is open to walkers and bikers throughout the day, but vehicles are only permitted to drive on it from 3:00 P.M. till dusk.

Check back for our next blog with a full list of hiking trails in the Wildlife Refuge!




The Spring Awakening of Chincoteague and Assateague

April 24, 2012 by islandmanor

Chincoteague and Assateauge Islands fully awaken in May. All shops and restaurants that were closed for the winter re-open. Scenic cruises to view the wild ponies of Assateague Island and charter fishing cruises resume after a winter hiatus. The weather is mild, the crowds slim. It’s a wonderful time to spend a few days at Island Manor Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast.

Assateague wild ponies

Get close to the Assateague Wild Ponies with a scenic cruise.

There are several fun events on the community calendar in May, 2012:

  • Migratory Bird Celebration, May 12. Celebrate the spring migration at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Second Saturday Art Stroll, May 12. Shops and art galleries stay open late and host special events.
Chincoteague Island Flounder Tournament

How many big fish can you catch?

  • Acoustic Music Series, Big Wide Grin, May 26. A 3 Peace Band, soulfully acoustic. Sure to be a fabulous show.
  • Blessing of the Fleet, May 27. Remember Chincoteague’s roots as a fishing village.

Help us celebrate the arrival of spring with one of the above events, or simple come for a few days of peace and quiet. Bring binoculars and scan the skies and shores for migrating waterfowl. Bring a good book and a good friend.

Call a 1-800-852-1505 or visit the reservations page of Island Manor House, an Assateague Bed and Breakfast.