Category: Press Releases

News and updates from our Easton businesses and local organizations.

Aug 24
Documentary Starring Tom Hanks Featured in Upcoming Virtual Chesapeake Film Festival

A key feature of the Chesapeake Film Festival (October 1-4) is the delightfully, quirky, homage to the typewriter, California Typewriter. According to a review in the New York Times (‘California Typewriter’: Preserving the Past, Key by Key by Jeannette Catsoulis, Aug. 17, 2017): “California Typewriter might center on a small, beleaguered typewriter repair shop in Berkeley, California, but this […]

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Aug 17
Academy Art Museum Reopens with Two New Exhibitions and a Variety of Classes in September

New Photography IIAugust 1 – October 7, 2020 New Photography II, a biennial juried competition, includes photographic artists at all stages of their career and will be open through October 7, 2020. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum, showcasing new and exciting work by both emerging and […]

Aug 10
The 2020 Virtual Chesapeake Film Festival

Bringing Our Festival to the World and the World to Our Festival… For Free! From films made around the Chesapeake Bay, to films produced on the West Coast, to films from across the ocean, our 2020 Festival promises to be the most diverse and exciting in the 13-year-history of the Chesapeake Film Festival. It’s virtual. […]

  • Arts
Aug 06
Easton Rotarians to begin Idlewild Park project

The Rotary Club of Easton, Maryland is fulfilling Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” in preparation for its centennial in 2021 with the launch of an improvement project and new construction at Easton’s Idlewild Park. The pavilion renovations and creation of a new Rotary Centennial Flags for Heroes Court are being done in recognition of […]

Aug 03
The FREE Virtual Chesapeake Film Festival Announces a Sneak Preview of Its 2020 Line-up

Thursday, October 1—Sunday, October 4, 2020 The pandemic can’t stop the Chesapeake Film Festival from giving our valued film enthusiasts and supporters another fabulous cinema experience in 2020. At NO COST to you, you’ll receive a four-day All Festival pass to watch any or all of 45 films selected from more than 200 submissions. It’s […]

Jul 28
Academy Art Museum Showcases New Space

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD is excited to announce the culmination of its $5+ million capital campaign which will open new doors to the arts and build a legacy for the Museum. The campaign will allow the Museum to build on its achievements by expanding the reach of its educational programs and the […]

Jul 16
Hopeful 2020 Campaign Inspires Community to Action

A crowd of over 100 people joined Dock Street Foundation, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Avalon Foundation, Talbot County Arts Council, and Discover Easton to kick-off the celebration of Hopeful 2020 on July 10th in Thompson Park (corner of Dover and Washington Streets) in Easton. The event included the unveiling of two art sculptures, located at the corner of Washington and […]

Jul 13
Jazz music on our virtual stage

For your enjoyment we will be presenting preselected Jazz music on our virtual stage located on our website, chesapeakemusic.org > First up will be the amazing MONTY ALEXANDER and then a week or so later the dazzling BRIA SKONBERG. Monty and Bria were two of our headliners for the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival that was […]

Jul 08
Chesapeake Film Festival Comes to You Virtually This Year!

Our Mission: Celebrating Film, Strengthening Our Community The Chesapeake Film Festival’s commitment to bringing outstanding independent films to the people of the Chesapeake Bay area remains a priority despite the challenges of 2020. Because of the pandemic, CFF has had to figure out an alternate means of delivering those films to you. Our answer is a […]

Jun 30
Chesapeake Music Steps Out of its Comfort Zone with Virtual Concerts

By mid-April, it was clear that the June in-person Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival would not celebrate its 35th Anniversary.  The Coronavirus had put a hold on all community gatherings.  Knowing how much the audience looks forward to the Festival, Artistic Directors Marcy Rosen and Catherine Cho proposed a virtual festival, an undertaking that was new […]