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Photo By: Clark Vandergrift
Eastern Shore Arts and Entertainment Districts

Each of the A&E Districts on Maryland’s Eastern Shore showcases a unique facet of the region and contributes to making it one Maryland’s most popular regions for tourists.

Painter in gallery Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

1 Berlin A&E District

The community of Berlin has worked tirelessly to preserve its small town charm and its historic downtown facades while emerging as a budding arts and entertainment locale. Located approximately 10 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, Berlin is a frequent stop for tourists heading in and out of Ocean City, Maryland. The shopping and dining options in Berlin are first-rate!  More info....

Cambridge A&E District Photo By: Dave Harp

2 Cambridge A&E District

Historic Downtown Cambridge, Maryland, an authentic Chesapeake town on the Eastern Shore, is known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, vibrant arts scene, and one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and services. Visit the Cambridge Main Street website for more information...

Fountain Park in Chestertown

3 Chestertown A&E District

Clearly Chestertown values creativity and the arts. As a growing destination for the visual, performing and literary arts, this historic river town is committed to helping artists and cultural organizations thrive. Arts patrons enjoy visiting downtown galleries and performing arts venues to be entertained, enlightened, challenged and inspired. They stay to dine in friendly restaurants and cafes, shop in independently owned boutiques, stroll historic tree-lined streets, and explore the natural beauty of the Chester River. More info...

Turnbridge Point Bed & Breakfast, Denton

4 Denton Artsway

Denton is a charming and historic town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Plan an overnight  stay at the Turnbridge Point, a beautiful bed & breakfast on the banks of the Choptank River and explore Denton Artsway. More information....

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5 Elkton A&E District

Elkton is a designated Arts & Entertainment District featuring First Friday events, galleries, festivals, restaurants, & performance venues. Find out the latest on Elkton  Arts & Entertainment District facebook page.

Arts festival Photo By: 3rd Friday Downtown Salisbury

6 Salisbury A&E District

Good times abound in Salisbury’s A&E District when it hosts regular [email protected], monthly themed Third Fridays events, and First Saturdays throughout the summer. Don’t miss the Downtown Festival in June and the Ball Drop on New Year’s, and be sure to catch what’s showing at Salisbury University’s Downtown Gallery. More info....

Landscape painter Photo By: Paint Snow Hill

7 Arts on the River (Snow Hill A&E District)

The Arts on the River district provides a concentration of art galleries, artist studios, performing arts and teaching space. The designated area encompasses 86 acres which also include residential neighborhoods with housing opportunities for artists to live and work in a creative community. 
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8 Historic Stevensville A&E District

 Visit Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District and you will find studios, shops, restaurants, history and more! The district has housed artists for more than 20 years. Artists participate in seasonal festivals, group shows, studio classes, lectures, musical performances, workshops, paint-outs and opportunities to exhibit in art galleries and businesses throughout the Queen Anne's County. More information.

women in gallery Photo By: Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District

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