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, August 9!
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:
JOIE DE VIVRE GALLERY: This Joie de Vivre's last Second Saturday reception before owner Joy Staniforth retires! Stop by on Aug. 9 and wish her the best while admiring the work of Virginia artist Clive Pates, whose post-abstract, perceptual style is reflected in his plein air landscapes and figure paintings. Second Saturday reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 410 Race Street, 410.228.7000.
• Named best "Art Gallery" on the Lower Eastern Shore in the 2013 "Free State's Finest" awards presented by Maryland Life Magazine.
• Named "Best Art Gallery Showcasing Local Artists" in 2012 "Best of the Eastern Shore" ratings by What's Up Eastern Shore magazine. Also named "Best Artisan Jewelry" in 2011 and 2010 "Best of the Eastern Shore" ratings.
DORCHESTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS: “Fine Art Finds & Attic treasures” highlights eclectic art bargains and more. Haggling encouraged during Second Saturday reception, 5-7:30pm Aug. 9. 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. In August, the Main Street Gallery showcases internationally renowned wildlife photographer and South Africa native Neil Dampier in “Summer Salon: Blackwater to the Bay.” A free reception open to all honoring Dampier will be held from 5 to 8pm on Second Saturday, July12. 447 Race Street, info@MainStGallery.org.
DOWNTOWN FRAME OF MINE: During Second Saturday reception, Aug. 9, starting at 5pm, meet local artist Annie McCoy (aka Dr. Joanna McCoy). Also 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
DANNY DOUGHTY GALLERY: Step into another time and place at this gallery, which features the vibrant, colorful work of folk artist Danny Doughty. Through paint, Doughty shares his life growing up on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Open by chance. 437 Race St.
Art classes and workshops
Artist studios available
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.