Art Show to Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries of Arts in Talbot County


The Talbot County Arts Council and the St. Michaels Art League are jointly sponsoring an art exhibition during October at the Talbot County Free Library in Easton. This event is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Maryland State Arts Council and the 40th anniversary of the Talbot County Arts Council—both of which over the years have provided millions of dollars in arts funding to organizations and schools in Talbot County.

Maryland is currently ranked 4th in the United States for money allocated to arts spending. Talbot County boasts many talented artists who live, work or sell their art here. This is a great opportunity to see local talent in the disciplines of drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and various other visual art forms. Many of the works are offered for sale by directly contacting the artist.

Jo Merrill pastel “I Feel Pretty”

The exhibition is open October 1-31 and takes place at the Easton Branch of the Talbot County Free Library located at 100 W. Dover St. in Easton, MD. Library hours are Monday and Thursday 9am-8pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-6pm and Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm.

The event is judged by Julie Madden of Howard County and St. Michaels. Julie recently completed a term on the board of directors of the Maryland State Arts Council followed by six months as MSAC’s interim executive director.

The public is invited to a free reception on October 5th, 5-7pm at the library where awards will be announced and presented.  Refreshments will be served.

For further information check the bottom of the home page of the Arts Council’s website (; or visit

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