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, April 12!
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:
THIS MONTH ONLY: HARRIET TUBMAN MUSEUM: This month, the museum is featuring the Harriet Tubman Quilt Exhibition, with quilts created by a dozen fiber artists inspired by the Underground Railroad hero (who was born here in Dorchester County). Free opening reception, 6-9pm, Saturday, March 8. Exhibition continues through the end of March. 424 Race Street, 410.228.0401.
JOIE DE VIVRE GALLERY: This month, Joie de Vivre features paintings by artist Bob Cullinane. Plus, visit the Race Street Gallery in the back part of the Joie de Vivre building with a juried exhibition of 20 different regional artists. Meet the artists at free receptions on Second Saturdays, 5-7:30pm. 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.
ARTIST LOFT STUDIOS: Artists open their studios to the public on Second Saturdays, 5-8pm. Current artists are Lesley Giles and Sarah Stolte. 410 Race Street, 2nd Floor (just above Joie de Vivre Gallery).
DORCHESTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS: This month's exhibit is "The Art of Tilghman," featuring boat models, paintings, photographs, wooden bowls, needlework, sculpture, jewelry and mixed media composition from Tilghman Elementary students. A free reception will be held on Second Saturday, 5-7:30pm, with light refreshments and live music. lso, 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. The theme for this month's show is "Nature's Measure," and it features works by gallery artist Mary Ann Schindler and guest artist Carol Gordean. There will be a free reception at the gallery on Second Saturday, 5-8pm. 447 Race Street, info@MainStGallery.org.
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 appointment by calling 757.709.4994. 437 Race St.
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. They, too, stay open late on Second Saturday. 319 High Street, 410.228.7977
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.