Art Drives on Delmarva

Arts, Photography & Design

By Fran Severn

Publisher : Eastern Shore Press

ABOUT Fran Severn

Fran Severn
The 'go-to' expert on all things about tourism, recreation, and the arts on Delmarva, the Eastern Shore of MD, VA, and DE.



The only comprehensive guide to the art galleries and studios, high-end craft shops, culturally oriented attractions, and events on the Delmarva Peninsula. A digest-sized book with a coffee-table look, it features over 350 studios, galleries, attractions, and cultural events from the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic Ocean in lower Delaware, and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. Annual calendar of events, maps, tourism contacts, dog-friendly travel tips.

The art community on the Delmarva Peninsula has reached a 'critical mass,' where there are enough quality artists working in wide varieties of media in a broad enough geographic area to warrant a guidebook. Visitors to the region know a few hot spots, but miss so many other artists, because they don't know where to find them. Even the locals were surprised at how many art colonies and studios there are and how many fine artists and artisans are inspired by the light, the water, and the land on Delmarva. The book is more than a list of galleries. The descriptions convey the personalities of the owners and artists, and the full color photographs preview what you'll find at each place. The events are largely those of interest to a cultural audience, but the Eastern Shore's sense of fun is strong, so things like the annual Punkin' Chunkin' and Delmarva Chicken Festival are included, too!