Leonardtown will be celebrating its Arts & Entertainment designation on First Friday, September 7, 2018 from 5-8pm. Art Walk is an important component to this celebration.Work from local artists will be displayed in businesses throughout Leonardtown from September 6th through the end of the month. All are welcome to stop by the participating shops to view the entries and vote for their three favorite pieces. The First Place winner will receive a cash prize of $100. Second and Third place winners will each receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant. A NEW prize this year will be a gift card for one lucky voter via a random drawing for a free class (up to a $65 value) at Board & Brush in Leonardtown!

Ballots may be picked up at any participating business beginning September 6th. Voting will end the following day on First Friday, September 7th at 8pm. Completed ballots will be accepted at St. Mary’s County Arts Council office, the first 100 voters will receive a free gift and be entered into the drawing.

The deadline for artists to register and drop off their entry will be Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4 PM. Only 30 entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis so be sure to register early at www.stmarysartscouncil.com, a $10 fee will be due at that time. Registration will close on August 18th or once 30 entries are received. Registered artwork must be delivered to St. Mary’s County Arts Council anytime from August 1st to the 18th. The Arts Council is located in Downtown Leonardtown at 22660 Washington St, First Floor. Office hours are 11-4 Tuesday through Saturday with extended hours on First Friday.

Applications and guidelines may be found at www.stmarysartscouncil.com. For more information call 240-309-4061or email: info@smcart.org.