Get out and take a walk! Let the clean air off the sea penetrate deep into your lungs and cleanse you. And while, you’re at it, enrich your soul a little bit with some art.
The Art Stroll takes place at galleries and shops around the island from 6 – 10 p.m. on the Second Saturday of each month during the summer. You can meet the artists, working in a wide variety of visual media, listen to live music and enjoy fun for the whole family.
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On the Second Saturday of each month, from April through November, the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance sponsors the 2nd Saturday Art Stroll. This is a creative community event featuring art of all media: arts and crafts demonstrations, exhibits, live music, readings and book signings, wine tastings…and the unexpected! This year’s last Second Saturday event is November 10!
The Art Stroll takes place at participating galleries and shops around the Chincoteague Island from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. In many cases, there are also special events during the day at the downtown park. Come out and meet local artists, see exhibits of a wide variety of visual arts, listen to live music and more!
Here are some examples of fun events that have taken place at past 2nd Saturdays. Call the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance for details about November’s Second Saturday at 757-336-0044.
Threadgoodes – Carol Mabin signs copies of her Watson House Cookbook from 6 – 8 p.m.
Threadgoodes – The Pampered Chef, 1-3:00pm
Island Butterfly – Oil and water color painter Lucy Roehm
Flying Fish – Stained glass by Tom Bolean
Island Arts – Fish Carver Ed Kuhm
Osprey Nest Gallery – Painting by Kevin McBride
The Working Artists Studio – June Mohr and Gail Reichard – painting pictures of boats, 6-9pm
Flying Fish Gallery – new spoon jewelry by Margie Bolean
Wine, Cheese and More – Virginia wines are featured, 6-9pm. Tastes are free but donations to the CCA Scholarship fund are appreciated.
Why don’t you book a weekend stay at our Chincoteague bed and breakfast, where you can explore all of the fun and art the island has to offer? This is a great time to get away and have some quality time with a spouse or girlfriends before the chaos and obligation of the holiday season.