4th Annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival to be held in St. Michaels

| March 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival logoOphiuroidea, located at 609 S. Talbot St. in St Michaels, Maryland, will host the 4th Annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10am – 4pm and Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 10am – 3pm.    Parking is available at the St Michaels School Campus parking lot one block away, as well as municipal parking lots throughout the Town of St. Michaels.

The festival is $5.00 per person, for a two-day entrance fee, children under 12 are free.  The entrance fee will also entitle the wristband wearer discounts from participating businesses, including restaurants, shops and lodging,  throughout the Town of St. Michaels.  The festival will be held outdoors (tented) and will be a rain or shine event.

The festival is hosted by Kim Hannon, owner of Ophiuroidea “The O”, a coastal inspired home décor and art gallery, located in St Michaels, Maryland, and also a member of the North American Sea Glass Association Board of Directors.   The first festival was held in 2011 and featured 12 local artisans.  Each year the festival has grown, as the love of sea glass grows in popularity.  This year, the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival expanded to include two fun filled days, and over 30 artisans from all over the East Coast, from Maine to Virginia, will participate.    

Special guest, Richard LaMotte, noted sea glass expert and author of Pure Sea Glass will be on hand to sign his book and will be available for sea glass discussions Saturday only from 12-3pm.  Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite sea glass and pottery shards to learn more about their pieces with Richard and fellow beachcombers.  Richard’s Pure Sea Glass book is a wonderful addition to any sea glass enthusiast’s library.   Nancy LaMotte will also join us on Saturday, with her unique sea glass jewelry, Chesapeake Sea Glass, which will be available for purchase.

The Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, a traveling marine science program that provides hands-on education and preservation in the Chesapeake Bay, will feature live animals from the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday from 10am – 4pm.

The St Michaels Winery will feature tastings of their Maryland made wines, including their Gollywobbler collection, stop by their tent or join them in their tasting room next to Ophiuroidea. 

As an added bonus, retail shops throughout town will also feature their favorite sea glass artisans all weekend long, a list of participating shops and galleries can be found on the festival website.

The festival will feature acoustic music by local Eastern Shore area musicians, Uncle Ward, Keri Glorioso, Kelsey Abbott and Fox Twin Trilogy, on Saturday and Sunday.

For a list of participating artisans, musicians, parking and general information, please visit www.seaglassfestival.com

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