Easton Nominated for “Best Small Town Cultural Scene” in USA Today


Easton, Maryland is a finalist for USA Today’s “Best Small Town Cultural Scene.” Each small town chosen has a population of fewer than 30,000 people. Easton may be a small town, but it packs a “big cultural punch.”

The Talbot Historical Society Museum, Academy Art Museum, and Avalon Theatre are mentioned as ambassadors of the unique cultural scene of Easton. These are places of art, history, and culture that have all but disappeared in other small towns across the country. In Easton they are supported by its businesses and organizations that back the arts and support the community.

The Avalon is wrapping up a major renovation to its historic art deco style theatre while continuing to produce hundreds of shows each year. Meanwhile, the Academy Art Museum has announced plans for a major campus renovation later this year. Beginning April 26, the Academy Art Museum offers the only East Coast exhibition of Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955.

“Easton is proud to be the Cultural Capital of the Eastern Shore,” Discover Easton Marketing & Events Coordinator Jeff Lankford said. “This nomination is well deserved and is a nod to all the businesses and organizations that support the arts in Easton.”

Voting for USA Today’s “Best Small Town Cultural Scene” ends on Monday, May 6 at noon. To join the vote and get Easton to the top spot, visit vote.discovereaston.com. You can vote once per day until voting ends. Winners will be revealed on Friday, May 17.

About Discover Easton: Discover Easton is a marketing, promotion and events non-profit organization operating as a member of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.  The mission of Discover Easton is to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality of Easton’s independent merchants which benefit business owners, residents and visitors; and to bring awareness to the Town’s historical roots and lifestyles.

Letters to Editor

  1. There is an impressive number of excellent performing arts organizations that offer dozens of productions each year. They certainly should not be left out of any overall assessment.

  2. Mary Dunlavey says

    Always something going on! I’m so happy that I moved here

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