Art and Artists in MD at Chestertown Paint the Town

Last week we told you about the great opportunity to taste our area’s regional flavors at Taste of the Town at Town Square. However this is not the only activity happening downtown on April 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2015: Chestertown RiverArts also plays host to the Sixth Annual Paint the Town event on these dates. paint there will be!  More than 50 artists from all over the eastern seaboard and inland gather in Kent County, MD to paint thieir “plein air” works for three days before the Wet Pain Show and Sale at RiverArts galleries lets them show off and sell their creations on Saturday, April 25. Awards will also be given for the Best Body of Work and Best Painting.

In French, plein air means “in the open air” and is used to reference the act of painting outdoors: landscapes, townscapes, rivers, botanicals… basically anything an artist sees outside. If you happen to be in town during the event, you may just come across an easel here ant there, painter diligently creating his or her next great work… of beautiful Chestertown and the surrounding areas!

A painting of the beautiful eastern Maryland landscape? Why that’s the perfect way to remember your visit to Chestertown and Great Oak Manor! You never know: one of these artists may just choose the inn as a subject, and you can have us on your wall to remind you of a wonderful Chesapeake Bay area vacation. It may even inspire you to return and discover more in our area!

Want to see many of the painters at work at once? Then stick around on Sunday April 25, 2015 for the Quick Draw competition in Fountain Park! A great way to cap off Paint the Town, visitors can enjoy the local flavors of Taste of the Town while watching the artists produce beautiful works of art. Quick Draw entries will be judged by noted Easton, MD painter and Chesapeake Fine Art Studio owner Hai-Ou Hou. See who wins the first and second place Best in Show honors, and place your vote for the People’s Choice Award (voting open to anyone in the park at the time).

So plan your bed and breakfast getaway to Great Oak Manor during late April to discover both flavor and beauty right here in eastern Maryland!