Celebrate the Arts on First Friday, September 6th!

News Release, St. Mary’s Arts Council

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This special evening from 5-8 PM will celebrate Downtown Leonardtown’s sixth year as an officially designated Arts & Entertainment District of Maryland.

Our annual Art Walk contest event will be an exciting opportunity to view work created locally in a wide variety of media and styles with generous prizes awarded to the winners, come vote for your three favorite pieces and you may win a prize as well!

Voting starts Sept. 4th and ends at 8 PM on Sept. 6th. (Link take you to Facebook page with more details)

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Also featured will be: a free jazz concert at The Square by the Clazzical Project, performances by the Infinity and Finite acapella groups from Chopticon High School, Plein air painting, various hands-on community art projects, fire and belly dance demos along with Lyra and silk dancing by the Ghawazi Circus Sirens and Rose Heller, a pop-up salsa dance and lesson session with Donna Jordan, audience participation Drum Circle (So Mar Drummers), opening receptions and workshops at the art galleries and studios, one-night-only specials at the restaurants and shops, and much, much more!

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The Southern Maryland Guitar Gurus will be performing a live podcast from The Rex and we will be hosting a variety of other special guests and artist vendors, don’t miss out on the fun!

Special events will be at Leonardtown Square and beyond, be sure to check out the Port of Leonardtown Winery’s live music schedule!

Voting will close at 8 PM on First Friday, Sept. 6th. Submit your ballot at the St. Mary’s County Arts Council office (the first 100 people will receive a small gift) or turn it in at any participating business. Everyone who votes will be entered into a raffle contest to win a $50 gift card to Shepherd’s Old Field Market (no purchase necessary, one vote per person, all ages may submit). Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the top 3 art entries which capture the most votes!

Check the Leonardtown First Fridays and St. Mary’s County Arts Council pages on Facebook or email the Arts Council at [email protected]for updated event info. #ArtWalkLTown #LeonardtownFF

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