In the Art Galleries
Cambridge is home to a thriving, eclectic community of artists and several galleries with a range of work.
Next Art Walk is Second Saturday, October 11!
Be sure to enjoy the next Art Walk on Second Saturday, when most shops and galleries stay open until at least 8pm or so. Many of the galleries host free receptions to celebrate the opening of new exhibits, while shops hold special promotions and other surprises await. Of course, galleries are open the rest of the month, too, so explore the arts anytime! And don't forget that most retail shops in our downtown carry work by local and regional artists as well--so stop in and ask while making your way from gallery to gallery.
In the galleries:
RACE STREET GALLERY: Showcasing the work of John Root Hopkins, Dorchester County resident and nationally recognized folk artist. One of his pieces is part of the permanent collection at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Also featuring pottery, photography, sculpture, paintings, wood carvings, jewelry and other works of regional artists and artisans. Second Saturday reception on October 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 410 Race Street, 410.228.7000.
DORCHESTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS: "Art in Architecture" with photos showing the beauty of buildings and more. Second Saturday reception, 5-7:30pm October 11. Also, don't miss StudioWorks, the gift shop with artist-made items. The DCA also offers a wide range of art classes for children and adults. 321 High Street, 410.228.7782.
• Named "Best Art Program" in 2012 "Best of the Eastern Shore" ratings by What's Up Eastern Shore magazine. Also named "Best Art Gallery Representing Regional and National Artists" in 2011 "Best of the Eastern Shore" ratings.
MAIN STREET GALLERY: This co-op gallery features the work of member artists from around the Eastern Shore region. October's show features the paintings of Maureen Farrell, Kellee Wynne Conrad and Elaine Weiner-Reed. The exhibit by the three Maryland friends, who are all represented by West Annapolis Artwork and Framing, is called "Line/Color/Shape." A free reception will be held from 5 to 8pm on Second Saturday, October 11. NEW LOCATION: 518 Poplar Street, info@MainStGallery.org.
DOWNTOWN FRAME OF MINE: Featuring original artwork—including paintings of Shore life and sports memorabilia prints—by guest artist George Wright. Stop by and you may see the artist at work on a painting. 319 High Street, 410.228.7977
CHOPTANK CHARLIE'S EMPORIUM: This shop features the work of several area artists, including items created from re-purposed buoys. Stop by for free refreshments beginnig at 5pm on Second Saturday, October 11. 533 Poplar Street.
LIV AGAIN: This shop and gallery showcases the work of 19 regional artists. In October, the work of artist Karen Peck is featured. Free reception on Second Saturday, October 11, when you can meet the artist and listen to live jazz by Greg Byrd and Band. 317 High Street.
You can also find artwork by area artists at some of the shops downtown, including Sunnyside Shop (500 Poplar St.), and Bliss (501 Poplar St.).
Art classes and workshops
Wednesday Morning Artists
Wednesday Morning Artists is a diverse group of local artists united by a desire to promote art for public and private enjoyment. The group meets each Wednesday morning in downtown Cambridge to share advice and more. Find out more at their website, www.wednesdaymorningartists.com.