Our Mission and Vision
For more than 25 years, the St.Michaels Art League, Inc. (the Art League) has been a presence in Talbot County. The core of the Art League’s mission is to seek ways to demonstrate to members of our community how their lives may be enriched through art.
The St. Michaels Art League will be a leading organization in the Mid-Shore Area to encourage artistic development and provide education that enriches lives through the creative arts.
Not to be missed is the annual outdoor Labor Day Art Show ‘Under the Tent” front and center on Talbot St. where visitors can peruse over 300 original paintings by art league member artists. This annual event draws visitors year after year who are looking for that special something to take home or, to just view the outstanding artwork on display.
Local youth are especially important to us. Childrens’s Art Day each September is a must for bourgeoning Picasso’s. Coached by artists from the Art League, kids of all ages create their masterpieces ‘en plein air’ on the lawn of St Luke’s Church. The oversized smiles of kids who leave with their very own masterpiece brings families back each year.
The third Monday morning of each month (Sept – May) the Art League sponsors free Artist Demos for its members and guests. You can watch how artists develop a painting from beginning to end in watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylics – each month a different medium.
Look up! Hanging from the poles that grace Talbot Street you will see the Celebrate St. Michaels Banners created by Art League artists exclusively for the Town. You can purchase the original banner artwork and the banners themselves (when they are taken down in December) from the Artists.
Want to take an art class? Throughout the year, The St. Michaels Art League sponsors affordable art workshops and classes by national and local artists alike for beginners and as well as advanced artists.
We are partially funded by the Talbot County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.
Friends and Supporters
The Talbot County Arts Council
MD State Arts Council
Town of St. Michaels
St. Michaels Business Association
Choptank Electric Cooperative
Talbot County Free Library