Come Celebrate the Arts in Leonardtown!
News Release, St. Mary’s Art Council
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 event will be the annual Art Walk contest, an exciting opportunity to view locally created work in a wide variety of media and styles.
Winners of the Art Walk contest will be selected by popular vote so be sure to bring your friends, walk around town to choose your three favorite entries, and cast a ballot! Submit your ballot at St. Mary’s County Arts Council for a free gift or turn in at any of the participating businesses. Voting will open on Sept. 4th and close at 8 PM on Sept. 6th.
Also awarded will be a $50 gift card from Shepherd’s Old Field Market to one lucky Art Walk voter selected at random (one entry per person, all ages may enter, no purchase necessary). The gift card may be redeemed at any of the over 40 shops located at the market!
Other fabulous featured activities at Leonardtown Square will include: a free jazz concert by “The Clazzical Project”, fire-dancing and other performances by Meghan Lee Bellydance & the Ghawazi Circus Sirens along with Rose Heller, a “pop-up” salsa class and demo with Donna Jordan, the “Infinity” and “Finite” a capella groups from Chopticon High School, Plein air painting and other artist demos, the monthly audience participation Drum Circle, community art projects, free trishaw rides by Cycling Without Age, and much more!
There will also be opening receptions and workshops at the art galleries and studios with shops and restaurants open late and offering one-night-only specials.
The Southern Maryland Guitar Guru’s will be performing a live podcast and we will be hosting a variety of other special guests and artistic vendors at Leonardtown Square, don’t miss out on the fun! Pets on leashes are welcome in public areas and many shops, street and lot parking will be available.
Check the Leonardtown First Fridays and St. Mary’s County Arts Council pages on Facebook, visit www.firstfridaysleonardtown.com, or email the Arts Council at email@example.com for additional details and updated event info.
We look forward to seeing you on September 6th! #ArtWalkLTown #LeonardtownFF
The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.
To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II