Banner Program

The St. Michaels Art League 2024 Banner Program is now open to current SMAL members.

Artists, of all media, are encouraged to portray creative images (realistic or abstract) that depict any aspect of life in St. Michaels including, but not limited to, buildings, people, gardens, steetscapes, landscapes, still lifes, boats, the harbor, wildlife, etc.

2024 Banner Program Update

The St. Michaels Art League 2024 Banners will be installed in early April, and on view throughout the year.  Artists of all media created original art that depict life in St. Michaels including building, people, gardens, streetscapes, landscapes, still lifes, boats, the harbor, and wildlife.

Thank you to all the artist who participated.

Key dates to remember:

January 15, 2024 – Registration Deadline

February 13 – (Unframed) Artwork to Creative Xpressions  between 10 & 2 PM

March (tbd) – Pickup of original from Creative Xpressions

April (tbd) – Library Show drop off between 10 AM & 12 PM (framed original)

April (tbd) – Library Show pick up between 10 AM & 12 PM

SMAL_2024 Banner Rules, click here.

SMAL_2024 Banner Registration, click here.

What is the Banner Program?

SMAL is linked to the town through our banners. The banners hang on the street poles of Talbot Street from April through November. The banners are created from 18 x 18 originals submitted by the artists to the Banner Program. The $65 registration fee covers the production costs of the banner, which will remain the property of the artist

Retail Sales Opportunity

No other event showcases the talent of SMAL artists to such a broad audience. The original pieces are displayed in the St. Michaels Library throughout the month of April and are available for sale. The artists can show previous year’s banners for sale at the Labor Day Show. The artists retain rights to their originals and can sell them at their discretion. Kevin Snelling will continue to select banner images to feature as posters in his retail shop, Creative Expressions. All banner images will be available on-demand and the artists and SMAL receive a portion of the sale.


Judges will be announced in February.  There will be prizes for artistic merit and graphic design.

2022 High School Banners

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St. Michaels High School Art students have participated in the SMAL Banner Program for many years. Under the mentorship of Bridget Whithed, award winning art instructor, their work shines on Talbot street poles. Bridget has honored their participation with a permanent exhibit in the hall of the High School. SMAL provides canvases to the students and funds their participation as part of Talbot Arts Council community action.


See banner art from previous years here!