Ten artistic and unique ways to fill your holiday gift list in Easton, MD!

As a gift for yourself or others, Art is a gift that stands the test of time. Memories of special places, imaginative worlds, and history all come alive in sculptures, paintings, and music. Easton is alive with galleries, festivals, and artists of all kinds – including the culinary and decorative arts!

Take a tour through our town meet some of our resident arts and gallery owners, and mark your calendar for these exciting, art centered holiday shopping events!

  1. Visit the Academy Art Museum – The Academy boasts a new retail gift area this season, or you can give classes or a museum membership! The Annual Craft Show October 27-29 features dozens of artisans and their beautiful creations -makers from around the country who’ve dedicated their lives to their craft. Daily admission to the museum is free, events may have ticket charges. Info: https://academyartmuseum.org/
  2. Attend the 53rd annual Waterfowl Festival. For over 50 years, the premier arts and outdoors festival has showcased artists from all over the world. Pop-up galleries throughout the town will showcase art and artisans of all types. Be prepared to be wowed by the many ways to check your animal and nature art lover off the list, as well as your hunters, dog-lovers, and their human companions! Tickets: https://waterfowlfestival.org/
  3. Plan on coming downtown for Shop Small Saturday, November 25, 2023! Stores will be festively decorated and spirits will be high as Easton heralds in the holiday season! Enjoy special events and lively downtown atmosphere. Info: DiscoverEaston.com
  4. Make it a date and attend Moonlight Madness on December 1, 2023 in downtown Easton, MD. Moonlight Madness is not only a retail event, it is a feast for the eyes and senses. Live music, gallery walks, innovative seasonal cuisine and more will bring a festive and bright mood to the town. Come enjoy the beauty of Easton during the holidays. Info: https://discovereaston.com/christmas-in-easton/
  5. Shop ’til you drop at the Easton’s Holiday Pop-up Marketplace, December 1-3, 2023! The Holiday Art & Craft Marketplace returns after a 4 year hiatus. This event is held in coordination with the weekend of holiday celebrations. The event is committed to presenting the finest of artists and crafts people. Selections are made based on quality, craftsmanship, creativity and uniqueness. To this end, the rules for the event have been established to ensure the highest quality experience for the artists and visitors. Info: https://www.facebook.com/christmasineastonartandcraft/
  6. Visit Easton’s galleries on First Night Gallery Walk, December 1, 2023. Galleries will be open and ready to host you for an evening of spectacular openings and showings. Info: https://discovereaston.com/events/
  7. Buy show tickets or memberships at Easton’s live music and art performance venues including The Avalon Theatre and the Prager Center for the Arts. World-renowned performances are always on the schedule, including fantastic seasonal events. Visit venue websites for details.
  8. Give a lovely item to cherish that’s one-of-a-kind from our local specialty stores such as our antique stores, decorating showcases, or one of our specialty bookstores . Each of these businesses has curated selections that can help you find that perfect gift or exquisite item that sets the tone for your holiday party stylings. Start your search here: Shopping In Easton.
  9. Gift imported olive oil, cheeses, wine or gift certificates at any of our specialty restaurants and markets. Locally made cheeses, fresh breads, in-store made ice cream and pies, locally-caught seafood and more await you in Easton – check out some options here: Dining in Easton.
  10. Buy Easton’s first Holiday Ornament featuring the iconic 1794 courthouse and the historic sculpture of Frederick Douglass. Call for current retailer information. Phone: 410-690-7348