The 8th annual Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival in St. Michaels, Md. will now have a larger, waterfront location at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
The festival takes place at CBMM on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10–5 pm. and Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 10 – 4 pm. The kick-off of the Spring season will bring over 70 artists from all over the East Coast who share their love of sea glass & art! Enjoy a festive atmosphere then enjoy our beautiful harbor town of St. Michaels.
On Saturday, April 6, renowned sea glass expert and author Richard LaMotte will be available from 10-5pm in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium to help festival-goers identify sea glass and other beachcombing finds. LaMotte’s book, Pure Sea Glass, Discovering Nature’s Vanishing Gems, is a master reference on sea glass for North American collectors, earning first place in nonfiction from the Writer’s Digest 13th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards. He recently published The Lure of Sea Glass, Our Connection to Nature’s Gems.
The Sea Glass Center’s Mary McCarthy will also be on hand throughout the festival, offering talks on the Beach Finds of the Chesapeake exhibition at CBMM from 1-2pm. on Saturday, April 6, and again on Sunday, April 7 from noon – 1pm. The Sea Glass Center is a non-profit organization preserving and presenting the historical, artistic, and cultural significance of sea glass through education. McCarthy will also be available to help festival-goers with sea glass shard identification during all non-presentation hours.
On Sunday, April 7 from 1-3pm, festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own finds to participate in the Beach Finds Contest, with winners chosen for best-in-show and runner up, most unique, and honorable mentions. Winners will be announced at the Van Lennep Auditorium at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday brings two live music performances to the festival, beginning with Dave Hawkins playing from 10-1pm and continuing with Jayme Dingler from 2- 5pm. Along with vocals, Dave Hawkins plays his many Taylor guitars, and his 100-year-old fiddle, performing everything from original songs, to Dave Matthew, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, and many others. Dingler is a singer-songwriter from the Eastern Shore area, and plays a variety of genres, from jazz and blues to the popular music of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, and more.
For a list of participating artisans, musicians, parking and general information, please visit www.seaglassfestival.com
CBMM MEMBER PRICING
$5 Adults and Seniors
Family & Friends Membership Level and above can extend member pricing to TWO guests.
Free – Member children 17 and under
$15 Adults (ages 18-64)
$12 Seniors (ages 65+)
$6 Child (ages 6-17)
Free – Children 5 and under