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Artisans at the Museum

Come meet the talent behind many of the unique items in our museum store! Artisans will be on hand to talk about their crafts and give demonstrations. Stop by to ask them questions, enjoy some refreshments, children's activities, visit the museum, and browse our shop for gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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

Museum & Gift Shop open 11-5 Friday-Sunday. Meet the Artisans 1-3 each day (dates listed below)

Friday, November 24:       Stephanie Hale (Island Queen Apiary Honey & Art)
Sunday, November 26:     Jenny Somers (Hand Painted Ornaments)
                                           Chincoteague Garden Club (Wreaths & Greenery)
Saturday, December 2:    Carroll Lee Marshall (Handmade Decoy Ornaments)
Sunday, December 3:       Nancy Ferguson (Handmade Wool Ornaments)


Chinco de Mayo: 5" x 5" Art Show and Sale

         2018 Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018

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 all sell for $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, margaritas, sangria, beer, and soft drinks. A spirited musical performance by Greg Shupe & Men with Issues 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)

Check out this short film of a previous year's celebration.


Chincoteague Island Museum "Cinco de Mayo 2012" from Keir Johnson on Vimeo.



Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales Are Told

7 pm
Every Summer Tuesday
May 29 to August 28, 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 29

June 5

June 12

June 19

June 26

July 3

July 10

July 17

July 24

July 31

August 7

August 14

August 21

August 28