ArtSea: 5"x5" Art Show and Sale

         2019 Date: Saturday, May 4

Time: Party starts at 5 pm and the art is revealed at 5:55 pm

Description: 5 x 5 is a creative fundraiser and celebration that takes place after the Annual Seafood Festival on Chincoteague Island. The art show and sale features artworks that are all 5 x 5 inches in size and they sell for $25 or $55. The show and sale starts promtly at 5:55 pm when the artwork is revealed to the public for the first time. But plan to arrive at 5 pm to enjoy food from Bill's Restaurant, wine, and beer. A spirited musical performance by Greg Shupe & Island Vibe will add to the festivities. 

If you would like to contribute original artwork to the event, please call the Museum at 757-336-6117. You may choose any media and subject matter. The only restriction is that all work must be 5 inches by 5 inches in scale. If you need a 5" x 5" canvas, the Museum has canvases for participating artists. All contributing artists will be admitted to the event free of charge. 

Fee: $5 (Artists and volunteers get in free of charge)


Native Plants Day at the Museum

Saturday, May 18th

Native Plant Sale

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cash & Check Only


Lecture on Native Plants of the Virginia Coastal Plain

11:00 AM

The Museum of Chincoteague Island is partnering with the Easter Shore of Virginia Master Gardeners to spruce up the Museum's flower beds into educational gardens where visitors can learn abou the benefits of native plants. Join us for a native plant sale and lecture. You'll also have the opportunity to donate plants to the Museum!


Estate Planning Workshop

Thursday, May 23rd

John P. Custis, Esq.

6:00 PM

Location: Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Dr.


Discuss and understand the importance of estate planning for both during and after life. The basic estate planning documents, including the Last Will and Testament, Durable General Power of Attorney and Advance Medical Directive will be discussed, along with other estate planning topics such as revocable trust and charitable giving.


Summer Saturdays (2019)

Each Summer Saturday (June 1 - August 31) we will have a local carver at the museum giving decoy carving demonstrations. Stop by between Noon and 3 PM to meet them and learn about the time and talen that goes into decoy carving and painting.


Tuesday Nights at the Museum (2019)

7 pm
Every Summer Tuesday
May 28 to August 27, 2018

Each Tuesday evening will feature a different speaker and topic. Speaker dates are subject to change, so check back on this page for the most up-to-date schedule. 

$4 admission for adults
Free event admission for children (12 years & under), active military, & Museum Members

May 28


June 4


June 11


June 18


June 25


July 2


July 9


July 16


July 23


July 30


August 6


August 13


August 20


August 27



Sunset Cruise Fundraiser (2018)

Friday, September 21 - 5 PM
(Rain Date: Sunday, September 23 - 5 PM)

$45/person (Adults 21 & up)

Take a beautiful pontoon cruise around the Island with great food, drinks, and friends to enjoy the last Friday sunset of the summer.

All proceeds benefit the Museum of Chincoteague Island

Many thanks to Capt. Carlton and his crew at Daisey's Island Cruises who make this event happen for us all!

Cruise leaves promptly at 5 PM from slip #60 at the Curtis Merritt Harbor. 

Please arrive by 4:45 PM

Follow the link below to purchase your tickets online: