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Upcoming SMAL Events
September 4, 2021 @ 12:00 am - September 5, 2021 @ 12:00 am
Join members of the St. Michaels Art League (SMAL) for their biggest event, the annual “Under the Tent” Labor Day Weekend Show and Sale on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, located at 304 South Talbot Street in St. Michaels. It is free and open to the public. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Artwork by more than 30 SMAL artists in multiple mediums is featured. Hundreds of works depicting local scenes and subjects are for sale. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase original artwork by many award-winning SMAL artists. Come meet the artists and find out more about the St. Michaels Art League and its activities.
Many of the framed designs for the “Celebrate St. Michaels” banners that hang on Talbot Street will be for sale, as well as original street banners from previous years. For more information, visit smartleague.org or contact Beth Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, SMAL is sponsoring a free event, “Children’s Art Day,” on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event takes place on the lawn of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, located at 304 South Talbot Street in St. Michaels. This event is open to all children, K-8th grade. Art League members will help children create, mix colors and stimulate their imaginations. Bring your budding Picassos and carefree spirits who love to paint. The league will supply all materials needed: acrylic paints, panels, brushes, etc. Old clothes are suggested.
In addition, as part of an ongoing collaboration, plein air painters from SMAL will be featured on Saturdays through October on the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The SMAL artists showcased in September are Mary Veiga and Kate Quinn.
Mary Veiga completed formal art training at the Maryland Institute and College of Arts and has her own art business. Mary most recently won Second Place in Plein Air Easton 2021 for her landscape “Summer Symphony.”
Kate Quinn, a professional anthropologist/archaeologist, studied and wrote about how people engage with the environment. As an artist, she represents that engagement visually through her pastel paintings.
These SMAL members can be found at various locations on the CBMM property on a rotating basis on Saturdays during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Their artwork as well as paintings from other SMAL members will be featured for sale in the museum’s gift shop.
Come out and meet the artists, watch their process, and experience Chesapeake history firsthand by visiting the museum and enjoying the scenic views. Admission is free for museum members; information on non-member admission is available at cbmm.org.
These programs are funded in part by a grant from Talbot Arts with revenue provided by the Maryland State Arts Council. For more information about the St. Michaels Art League, visit smartleague.org.