Friday, August 22, 2014

Art is ALIVE in Leonardtown! Experience it on First Friday!

Celebrate the Arts with
The Leonardtown Business Association 
September 5th, First Friday
5PM to 8PM

Experience art and entertainment all around town!

Participate in our 2nd Annual ArtWalk

Visit businesses displaying the ArtWalk Decal, view the art on display, and vote for your top 3 favorites. 
 Turn in your ballot at the Leonardtown Arts Center on First Friday between 5PM and 8PM. 
The first 100 ballots turned in during this time
will receive an ArtWalk/Town Goodie Bag!

*ArtWalk will be on display throughout the month of September. 
Vote for your favorite between September 1st and 5th. 
Ballots may be picked up from and turned in with any ArtWalk participant. Ballots must be stamped by 4 ArtWalk locations to be valid. 

Enjoy Fine Art Demos and Displays On the Square
Special Gallery Exhibits
Book Readings and Signings
Culinary Arts and Tastings
Youth Art Shows, Demos, and Hands-On
Dance Surprises
Artistic Vendors

Live Music on the Square with
Higher Standards

5pm to 8pm all around Leonardtown

Highlights around town for 
September 5, First Friday:


THE LEONARDTOWN ARTS CENTER -- 22660Washington Street, upstairs
An ArtWalk Location and Ballot Drop-off point for First Friday   
Works from award-winning art students of Moriah Morgan, Center Studio Artist/Illustrator/Instructor are showcased in a Junior ArtWalk in the LAC Gallery.  Cast your vote at the show.  Winners will be announced at a special student reception on 9/21 at 2PM; public invited to attend reception.     Student Exhibit on display Sept 5 - 21st.  Hours vary.  Contact Moriah Morgan at

The Arts Center is open on First Friday for visitors from 10AM to 8PM.  (Fun for Kids)

ST. MARY'S MACARONI KID -- infront of the Leonardtown Art Center  
(Fun for Kids)
Stop by our table and create your own artwork to take home!

YELLOW DOOR ART STUDIOS -- 22795 Washington Street, 240-925-1888
An ArtWalk Location      (Fun for Kids)
View a very special display of original and creative art from Candi Cummings.

Art in the Street -- meet talented Yellow Door students and watch them create original projects on site!

GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOOD COMPANY -- 41765 Park Avenue, 301-475-1630
An ArtWalk Location
Enjoy these Meet and Greet treats:  Ellynne and Joyce, the local team of "Ellynne's Top Tomato Cookbook" will be on site with signed editions of their Washington Post contest winning cookbook!  AND  Jeff of Country Vintners will be on-hand sampling organic wines, shrubs and syrups.  If you are not familiar with the term organic or want to know what a shrub is (no, not what's in your yard), come by to learn!

FUZZY FARMERS MARKET – 22696 Washington Street, 301-475-3899
An ArtWalk Location

Fuzzy's presents "artist of the month" Barbara Ferrante.  Barbara's talents extend far beyond the fiber arts of spinning, weaving, and knitting to creating Nuno-felted and hand dyed silk scarves, woven and beaded amulet bags, and appliqued jean jackets.  Then there's her mixed-media art boxes as well as her funky steam-punk jewelry.  Barbara makes glass topiary garden art AND terracotta beaded window jewelry!  Did we mention her soy candles, lavender sachets, and spiced mug mats?  If you love color and whimsy ... come see what Barbara has been creating!

Indulge with goat’s milk soap, unique jewelry, handmade items and luxurious scarves and shawls.  Fill your home with hand painted accents as well as fabulous textiles and pottery.  You'll see how we upcycle discarded objects into fabulous and fun bags, jewelry and more.  Visit us to find out what our cooperative of local women artists and farmers are dreaming up and creating next! 

NORTH END GALLERY  41652 Fenwick Street, 301-475-3130
An ArtWalk Location

Two Special Shows in September:  Celebrating An Artists Life - Judith Conrad - A Retrospective  and 
Harvest - Seed to Table

These con-current shows are on exhibit from Sept 2 through the 28th.  Enjoy a special Reception on First Friday.

Celebrating An Artists Life - Judith Conrad - A Retrospective

Judy Conrad specialized in oils and pastel paintings of still life, landscapes, seascapes and flowers.  She was an accomplished artist and very special member of our gallery.  She is missed and will be remembered both with this show and in her art that lives on to enrich the lives of so many.

"Daffodils" by Judith Conrad

Harvest - Seed to Table - An All Member Show 

St. Mary's County has a history of agricultural bounty.  This show looks at all aspects of food from seeds, planting, harvest, and presentation.  Artists present their ideas of the fall harvest, and how we all are touched by it.

"Harvest Light" by Nadine Chicoine

WINE AND DESIGN  -- 41610 Fenwick Street, 240-925-7464
An ArtWalk Location   (Fun for Kids)
41655A Fenwick Street, 301-475-2859-

Special author booksigning from 5-7 PM. Visit our website for updates!

OPAL FINE ART, Gallery and Gifts -- 41625 Park Avenue, 301-884-2356
An ArtWalk Location
Look for us just off The Square. Follow us on Facebook.  New Gallery hours  Wed - Sat from 11AM to 5PM.

Farmer Finch's Produce Stand -- at Jeannie's Park next to Fuzzy Farmers.
Open late for fresh produce.  Stop by!

The CRAFT GUILD SHOP- 26005 Point Lookout Road, 301-997-1644
The Shop always showcases a variety of unique, handmade items of all kinds, as well a Maryland souvenirs and year-round Christmas displays -- made by dedicated local artisans.  The CGS is a co-op of diverse and dedicated local artisans and hand-crafters. 

Visit them online at  

CAUGHT MY EYE -- 22760 Washington Street, Unit #1, 301-475-6805
An ArtWalk Location
Fine art, art for your home, recycled and repurposed furnishings and accessories ... always something new!  View ArtWalk entry "Dancing in Glass" co-created by Stained Glass artist Ginger Freeman and CME owner, Tasnim McWilliams.

DRAGONFLY DESIGNS -  41629 Courthouse Drive,  240-434-5495
An ArtWalk Location
Large assortment of hand-painted jewelry, mixed media paintings, and unique gifts for all occasions.

LOLA BELLE CO -- 26288 Route 5, North  301-997-1797
An Artwalk Location
The Lola Gals celebrate the brand new expansion of this home furnishings and unique accessories and gifts boutique!  Visit their table during FF, just in front of the Leonardtown Art Center, to view some of their artisan pieces and accents and to learn about their creative interior design services.

TRUE VALUE HARDWARE--  25470 Point Lookout Road, 301-475-5800  McKay's Shopping Center on Rt 5
An ArtWalk Location

Special end of the season sales and items you can stock up on to get your home and gardens fall and winter ready.

FRAME A LOT -- 40845 Merchants Lane Unit #240,  McKay's Shopping Center on Rt 5 
An ArtWalk Location

HEAVENLY PRESENTS -- 22697 Washington Street, 301-475-9770
An ArtWalk Location

OLDE TOWNE INSURANCE - 22729 Washington Street, 301-475-3151
An ArtWalk Location


CAFE des ARTISTES41655 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0500
An ArtWalk Location         Enjoy our Sidewalk Seating and Culinary Creations.

Special Artful Plate Creations featuring Slipper Lobster (a cousin to the spiny lobster) a perfect taste and texture cross of shrimp, lobster and scallop -- served with Mashed Potatoes and Beurre Blanc;
Braised Pork Shank with baby vegetables and mashed potatoes;
Blackberry Mousse Teardrop garnished with white chocolate

Café des Artistes is Leonardtown's original neighborhood bistro with French Country Charm, a casual and friendly atmosphere, fine food and excellent service.  Creative, comforting dishes are Classic French with an American flair and pair perfectly with the great variety of wines, from Leonardtown to France.  Alfresco dining available on our sidewalk.

KEVIN'S CORNER KAFE- 41565 Park Avenue, 301-997-1260
An ArtWalk Location
All you can eat crab legs $38.99  Happy Steamers:  1/2 doz male crabs, 1lb snow crab legs, 1lb steamed shrimp with a side for $43.99  Family friendly ... kids menu.  Enjoy homemade desserts.  Stuffed ham, steamed oysters, stuffed rockfish are regular features.   Party platters available.

THE FRONT PORCH 22770 Washington Street, 301-997-1009
First Friday features seasonal delicious Front Porch dinner specials.  Cozy up with friends in the Back Room for your favorite bottle of wine, stop by for a delicious meal or homemade dessert. 

Click here to view today's specials.

Set within the Sterling House, we offer creative American Cuisine in a casual dining and cozy atmosphere.  The menu includes a broad selection of starters, soups, sandwiches, salads, and entrees.  We offer daily specials, feature seasonal ingredients, local produce, and boast an ever changing dessert menu.  The "back room" at The Front Porch showcases over 40 varieties of wine, while our bar presents Specialty Drinks, Boutique Beer, along with traditional cocktails. 

off Route 5 at 23190 Newtowne Neck Road , 301-690-2192

Celebrate the beginning of cooler weather outside on the Patio with live music from Folk Salad Trio, 5:30PM to 8PM.  Come meet out new artist, Austin Reynaud, whose art is displayed in the tasting room and available for purchase.

The Winery is open from Noon to 9PM on First Fridays for wine tastings of award winning wines. $5 tasting fee includes up to 6 wines and souvenir glass. 

For more information and instant updates, see our website or like us on Facebook

QUALITY STREET KITCHENS- 41625 Fenwick Street, 301-997-0700
Have you thought about taking one of QSK's cooking classes?  Stop by for current class schedules.  ALSO -- Wine Tasting on First Friday!  4 Fall Wines to try -- $5 wine tasting fee, per person.  Learn about the superior Laconiko Olive Oil and try a taste ... imported from Greece straight from the family that produces it!

BTB COFFEE BAR and SPEAKEASY --  41658 Fenwick Street, 301-475-2400
An ArtWalk Location
Always something fun in store at BTB Coffee Bar and Speakeasy.  Call in the "password" and enjoy a cocktail and delicious appetizers Behind the Bookcase. 

YE OLDE TOWNE CAFE-  22865 Washington Street, 301-475-5151 
An ArtWalk Location
Enjoy Home Cooking with a freshly made dessert at a reasonable price.  Family friendly every day!  Visit them on Facebook.

THE REX -- 22695 Washington Street, 301-475-1512
An ArtWalk Location

OGA'S ASIAN CUISINE -- 22745 Washington Street, 301-475-0188
Always open and serving up delicious First Friday meals!  Oga's offers a premium sake and sushi menu, lunch buffet, upscale seated dinner featuring popular and traditional Chinese and Japanese menu items, and carry-out.  CLICK HERE for valuable coupons!  

OLDE TOWN PUBWashington Street
Good times on First Fridays.  Relax after work, meet with friends, or come watch the big game on our giant 60-inch plasma TV.   Enjoy 14 beers on tap, your favorite mixed drinks using only premium spirits, and popular wines.  We have tasty appetizers and great meals for the entire family. Our traditional décor offers a welcoming atmosphere whether you’re celebrating a big event or winding down after a day at work. We look forward to serving you at the most popular nightspot in Southern Maryland. 

BIG LARRY'S COMIC BOOK CAFE -- 22745 Washington Street 301-475-1860 
Dining inside with Big Larry's full menu including subs, burgers, 100% fruit smoothies, and Hershey's Premium Gold Ice Cream and more!
   (Fun for Kids)